Definition of parallel processing in English:

parallel processing


mass nounComputing
  • A mode of operation in which a process is split into parts, which are executed simultaneously on different processors attached to the same computer.

    • ‘However, conventional embedded processors without efficient parallel processing could not execute massive image processing and high speed data transfer with low power consumption.’
    • ‘The advent of high speed super computers and parallel processing has decreased the length of time involved in a calculation but this approach is still not ‘fast.’’
    • ‘The eServer p655 is designed for applications that require very large databases or massively parallel processing, typically needed by companies in sectors like digital media and life sciences.’
    • ‘Thanks to the benefits of parallel image acquisition and parallel processing, such a system can scan images at a much higher speed than conventional systems and process digital data in real time.’
    • ‘IBM began selling servers in the 1960s and produced key innovations such as using several small computers instead of one big one to solve large problems, known as parallel processing.’


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