data flow computer

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A large, very powerful computer that has a number of processors all physically wired together with a large amount of memory and backing storage. Such computers are highly parallel in that they can carry out a large number of tasks at the same time. They are in physical antithesis to client server computing where processors are coupled via communication lines. Data flow computers are used to execute processor intensive applications such as those associated with areas like molecular biology and simulation.

Subjects: Computing.

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