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parallel computing

parallel computing

Solving a problem with multiple computers or computers made up of multiple processors. It is an umbrella term for a variety of architectures, including symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), clusters of SMP systems, massively parallel processors (MPPs) and grid computing. See SMP, MPP, clustering, pipeline processing, vector processor, hypercube and grid computing.
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We had just six months from the start of the project until production, which means we had to utilize a concurrent process for design, development, durability testing, purchasing, and build.
With the Process Manual, our customers will capture their accumulated process engineering knowledge, while BaSYS enables both concurrent process development and capture of the specific plant and process information generated during design and operation.
Often, these challenges originate with the organizational complexities and countervailing forces associated with the concurrent process.
Now consider what would happen if the sequential process were replaced by a concurrent process, in which all parties participate "up front" in the design.
Because the FPGA/PCB integration is in the critical path for the design, we need to look for methods to change the serial process into a concurrent process that saves as much time as possible.
The concurrent process gets the aircraft to troops in combat sooner and the development risks are being properly managed, the Pentagon says.
The Pentagon issued a response strongly disagreeing with the GAO's findings, stating the concurrent process allows the aircraft to be used by troops in combat sooner and that development risks are being properly managed.
However, in order to provide our shareholders with as much information as possible, as soon as is possible, we have undertaken a concurrent process to generate an interim tabulation of our financial results through the end of Fiscal Year 2006.
V5R17 boosts productivity in the body-in-white automotive process for OEMs and their suppliers, with concurrent process planning, integrated Gantt charts, and intuitive assembly line resources management.

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