parallel processing


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parallel processing

n.
The simultaneous processing of different tasks by two or more microprocessors, as by a single computer with more than one central processing unit or by multiple computers connected together in a network. Also called parallel computing.

parallel processing

n
(Computer Science) the performance by a computer system of two or more simultaneous operations
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Noun1.parallel processing - simultaneous processing by two or more processing units
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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parallel processing

n (Comput) → Parallelverarbeitung f
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WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-January 27, 2011-AMD launches Accelerated Parallel Processing SDK v2.
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