Any of a set of objects resulting from the generalization of a two-dimensional square and a three-dimensional cube to n dimensions. A hypercube has 2n corners, each of which is connected to its n nearest adjacent corners by edges that all have the same length.
A network whose nodes have the connectivity of such an object.
An object resembling a three dimensional cube but having an arbitrary number of dimensions (typically more than three, although cubes and squares can be considered hypercubes in three and two dimensions). Each corner or node of a hypercube is equidistant from every other. The number of corners in a hypercube is equal to 2n , where n is the number of dimensions. Diagrams and models of hypercubes of four or more dimensions are not real hypercubes any more than a diagram of a cube is an actual cube, but they do depict the manner in which the corner points are connected.
A parallel processing architecture made up of binary multiples of computers (4, 8, 16, etc.). The computers are interconnected so that data travel is kept to a minimum. For example, in two eight-node cubes, each node in one cube would be connected to the counterpart node in the other.
Origin of hypercube
- From hyper- +"Ž cube