floating processor
a large ship processing fish at sea

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  • Floating Point Systems — Inc. (FPS) was a Beaverton, Oregon vendor of minisupercomputers. The company was founded in 1970 by former Tektronix engineer Norm Winningstad.The original goal of the company was to supply floating point coprocessors for minicomputers. In 1976,… …   Wikipedia

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  • floating-point unit — noun A microprocessor that performs floating point arithmetic. In older models of computer the FPU was not integrated into the central processing unit, but rather as a coprocessor if included at all. See Also: central processing unit, execution… …   Wiktionary

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