Multiprocessor


Multiprocessor

Computer system having two or more processing units (Multiple Processors) each sharing main memory and peripherals, in order to simultaneously process programs.[1][2][3]

Sometimes the term Multiprocessor is confused with the term Multiprocessing.

While Multiprocessing is a type of "processing" in which two or more processors work together to "process more than one program simultaneously", the term Multiprocessor is referred to the hardware architecture that allows multiprocessing.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ http://www.yourdictionary.com/multiprocessor
  2. ^ http://www.thefreedictionary.com/multiprocessor
  3. ^ http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/multiprocessor#1
  4. ^ http://www.yourdictionary.com/multiprocessor
  5. ^ http://www.blurtit.com/q307018.html

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