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distributed processing

The first term used to describe the distribution of multiple computers throughout an organization in contrast to a centralized system. It started with the first minicomputers. Today, distributed processing is called "distributed computing." See also client/server.
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However, the enterprise-class solutions allow customers to scale out their distributed processing capabilities to leverage a centralized database and distributed processing farm.
Event Server's distributed processing enables financial firms working with extremely high streaming data volumes -- such as those needed for real-time fraud detection/compliance and pre-trade risk management -- to achieve greater throughput from the ability to partition event streams across multiple servers.
Xoomsys is developing a distributed processing solution for scalable SPICE simulation of large-scale circuits using both industry-standard circuit simulators and cost-effective Linux computing clusters.
SmartCache III is a registered trademark of Distributed Processing Technology.
Aligning Xoomsys' innovative approach with the burgeoning trend towards pervasive distributed processing -- coupled with a huge pent-up demand for such a solution -- will drive rapid market acceptance.
CyCare's C950 is a powerful IBM-based distributed processing system that provides a comprehensive set of software applications including medical billing and insurance, patient registration and scheduling, managed care, third-party management and electronic claims processing.
Using two distributed processing centers, Zoot achieved 100 percent uptime in 2006, the third year of 100 percent uptime for clients utilizing Zoot's distributed application environment.
Applications created with Cray Research IRIS Explorer automatically operate in distributed processing networks containing Cray Research supercomputer systems and Silicon Graphics workstations packaged with the IRIS Explorer product.
Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS provide fully scalable physical verification with distributed processing, enabling physical verification of entire multimillion-gate chips in 2 hours.

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