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FPU, folding processing unit ^_^
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I've seen people refer to the computer as the Hard Drive haha =)
    
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FPU, folding processing unit ^_^
Lol sounds good!
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I've seen people refer to the computer as the Hard Drive haha =)
I work in computers, you have no idea how badly people butcher terms ALL THE FREAKING TIME!
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I disagree with this.

Regardless of inner cores on a CPU. The ACTUAL physical chip is still the one and only place for main information processing on the motherboard so the term ''Central'' is still correct IMO as it is the ''Central'' point where information is processed.
This has been my view from the beginning.

Like I also said, even if you had more than one socket, it's still the central location where all of the main processing is done, so it still needs to be called the Central Processing Unit. Like, if you have 4 sockets for one system, then those 4 sockets can collectively be called the CPU.

So, 1 socket or 4 sockets is all the same in my eyes in this context because both are the central location for all of the main processing. So when you have 1 socket, it's one piece of hardware making up the CPU. And with 4 sockets, it's 4 pieces of hardware making up the CPU.

I think that even if you had 2 mobos (2 cases) with 4 chips on each (8 total sockets) all dedicated to be doing the processing job for one website (forgive my lack of knowledge about how this works, but please stay with me), then a person can look at the two cases from like 10 feet away and say to somebody, "do you see those two computers? That's actually my CPU." Other guy: "but there are two there." First person: "Yeah, but that's my Central Processing Unit".

I wish I could come up with an analogy.
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I like calling it the CPU.

Some old people I know still call their towers the CPU...
Or they call them the "Hard Drives"

Yes, it should remain CPU for the same reason you do not refer to the United State of America (although some would differ with this reasoning )
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I think the only time that CPU could not be used to describe the Processor is with a Multi Socket system where I guess it would have to be plural... even then it's the CPUs
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Well it WAS the CPU (Central Processing Unit), but now with the rise of multi-core processors, it is my belief that the term CPU is obsolete.

It should now be called the MPU (Multi Processing Unit) or DPU (Divided Processing Unit)

What do you guys think?

EDIT: DPU (Distributed Processing Unit)?
ok, a little teaching lesson... It's call the centeral prossing unit because it's not the only prosser of the board. There's the north bridge, south bridgh, gpu if you have on a physics processing unit.... the list goes on and one...

It is and will always be a ecnteral prossing unit
    
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Its the CPU because the "processing" part, the ALUs are located in the CPU, NB and SB only does the routing, GPU is not "central" so...
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I think the only time that CPU could not be used to describe the Processor is with a Multi Socket system where I guess it would have to be plural... even then it's the CPUs
Good point, but I still say that no matter how many sockets there are, they still collectively make up what is called the Central Processing Unit.

See, like old people, we've attached "CPU" to one physical object. The CPU is just a collective term for the area where the main processing is done, which is why it's the Central Processing Unit, and not something else.

However, I can't deny the fact that it's so much easier to call a processor chip the "cpu", especially since most people use just one (I don't yet know of anyone on here who's using 2 or more). And I also can't deny that it's much, much better than calling the case and everything inside "the CPU".
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I work in computers, you have no idea how badly people butcher terms ALL THE FREAKING TIME!
You work in computers?

Must be cramped...
    
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