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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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The features of the new release, which is the next generation of the Pipeline Pilot platform, include a service oriented architecture environment, enterprise collaborative tools, interactive application building and workflow parallelisation, which improves the enterprise scalability, security and deployment capabilities required by informatics professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemicals industries.
Automatic Optimisation and Parallelisation of Logic Programs through Program Transformation.
Experienced gained as part of previous activity demonstrated that GPU parallelisation pays off when: - All threads in a warp (a set of identical operations) execute the same instruction at the same time.