Computing Hardware Processor

Computing Hardware Processor (computing) Central processing unit (CPU), the hardware within a computer that executes a program if designed conforming to the Von Neumann architecture, it contains a processing unit and a control unit Microprocessor, a central processing unit contained on a single integrated circuit (IC) Application-specific instruction set processor (ASIP), a component used in system-on-a-chip design Graphics processing unit (GPU), a processor designed for doing dedicated graphics-rendering computations Physics processing unit (PPU), a dedicated microprocessor designed to handle the calculations of physics Digital signal processor (DSP), a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing Image processor, a specialized DSP used for image processing in digital cameras, mobile phones or other devices Coprocessor Floating-point unit Network processor, a microprocessor specifically targeted at the networking application domain Multi-core processor, single component with two or more independent CPUs (called "cores") on the same chip carrier or on the same die Front-end processor, a helper processor for communication between a host computer and other devices Software[edit] Word processor, a computer application used for the production of potentially printable material Document processor, a computer application that superficially resembles a word processor—but emphasizes the visual layout of the document's components Systems[edit] Information processor, a system which takes information in one form and transforms it into another form by an algorithmic process Data processing system, a combination of machines, people, and processes that for a set of inputs produces a defined set of outputs Information system, a system composed of people and computers that processes or interprets information