Hemocoel as a Parallel Processor

The holy grail of computer processing is parallel processing in which many inexpensive individual microprocessors engage simultaneously. Supra-scalar processing resembles parallel processing, in that the hardware automatically locates instructions that launch at the same time. One popular aid is to place a cache or small amount of memory on each microprocessor. The cache holds only the most frequently called parts of the general program, so as to avoid energetically costly frequent retrievals from distant memory chips thereby enhancing overall speed. Because control of the hemocoel is diffused over so much volume and area, hemocoels remain active and robust even if point blockages develop or some controllers do not work.

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