What does SIMD stand for?

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Single Instruction Multiple Data

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Single Instruction Multiple Data

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Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Single Instruction, Multiple Data

Computing » Software

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Simple Instruction Multiple Data

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Same Instruction Multiple Data

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Single Instruction Multiple Data 

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Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders

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Symmetric Instructions and Multiple Data

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Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 

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What does SIMD mean?

SIMD
Single instruction, multiple data, is a class of parallel computers in Flynn's taxonomy. It describes computers with multiple processing elements that perform the same operation on multiple data points simultaneously. Thus, such machines exploit data level parallelism, but not concurrency: there are simultaneous computations, but only a single process at a given moment. SIMD is particularly applicable to common tasks like adjusting the contrast in a digital image or adjusting the volume of digital audio. Most modern CPU designs include SIMD instructions in order to improve the performance of multimedia use.

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