A computing term that refers to a
digital circuit capable of executing
arithmetic and logical operations.
The ALU is a basic element of the
central processing unit of a computer,
and even the simplest microprocessors
carry one (for functions such as contro-
lling timers). The processors found
inside modern CPUs and GPUs contain
capable and complex ALUs; a single compo-
nent may have several ALUs.
(1.0.1) Central Processing Unit
(1.0.2) Arithmetic Logic Unit
A device that uses digital signals.
A digital circuit is a representation
of Boolean algebra. It's utilized in
products such as computers and cell
phones, and often produced from large
groups of logic gates.
A branch of mathematics used for tasks
like simple counting and advanced calculation.
It mostly refers to the noting of the basic
properties of certain operations on numbers.
The examination of the principles and criteria
of valid inference and demonstration.
Also called Processor.
The part in a digital computer capable of executing
a program. It interprets commands in the computer
program and processes data accordingly. A CPU
that's made as a single integrated circuit
is usually known as a microprocessor.
A programmable digital electronic component
that includes the functions of a central processing
unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting integrated
(1.0) Integrated Circuit
(1.0.2) Central Processing Unit
(1.0.3) Arithmetic Logic Unit
Alternatively called Visual Processing Unit (VPU)
A dedicated graphics rendering agent for
a personal computer, workstation,
or game console. A GPU can rest on
top of a video card, or it can be
incorporated directly into the
motherboard in most desktop and
notebook computers. Modern GPUs
are very efficient at manipulating
and displaying computer graphics.