hierarchical distributed processing system

hierarchical distributed processing system

[¦hī·ər¦är·kə·kəl di¦strib·yəd·əd ′prä‚ses·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A type of distributed processing system in which processing functions are distributed outward from a central computer to intelligent terminal controllers or satellite information processors. Also known as host-centered system; host/satellite system.
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