front-end processor


front-end processor
   A specialized processor that manipulates data before passing it on to the main processor.
   In large computer-to-computer communications systems, a front-end processor is often used to manage all aspects of communications, leaving the main computer free to handle the data processing.
   See also back-end processor.

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