Definition of massively parallel in English:

massively parallel


  • (of a computer) consisting of a great many parallel processing units, and so able to execute many different parts of a program at the same time.

    • ‘These are also euphemistically called scalable parallel, massively parallel, or cluster computers.’
    • ‘Hundreds of millions of cheap computers working together as massively parallel computers lead to scientific advances we can't even imagine.’
    • ‘The challenge of developing codes for very complex, massively parallel computers has increased the emphasis on programming skills.’
    • ‘In practice, most processors in a massively parallel computer end up sitting idle waiting for others to finish their task.’
    • ‘Fifteen or twenty years from now computers will be massively parallel and will be based on biologically inspired models, which we will devise largely by understanding how the brain works.’