parallel computing

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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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Work is currently under way to restructure these large computational tools to allow them to take advantage of the capabilities of distributed computing networks and massively parallel computers.
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