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input/output processor

Computer systems that have high overall throughput often use an additional processor besides the central processor to perform input/output control and help offload the main processor. One such processor is the input/output processor. By taking the load off the central processing unit, the computer can, for example, process data and take in further data at the same time.

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Englisch: input/output processor
Updated at: 26.03.2008
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