Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

SIMD is short for single instruction, multiple data and is a multiple-processing system that can perform one operation simultaneously on more than one piece of data.

SIMD capabilities were first found in supercomputer systems in the 1970s. Today, SIMD is included with modern CPUs because the ability of processing real-time multimedia functions like changing the volume of audio or adjusting the color and brightness of a video.

Computer acronyms, CPU terms, Multimedia, Real-time