Multiprocessing and Multiprogramming

Multiprocessing

Multiprocessing is the use of two or more central processing units (CPUs) within a single computer system.

multiprocessing n : simultaneous processing by two or more processing units [syn: {parallel processing}]

multiprocessing {multitasking}

Multiprogramming

Computer multiprogramming is the allocation of a computer system and its resources to more than one concurrent application, job or user ("program" in this nomenclature).

multiprogramming n : the execution of two or more computer programs by a single computer [syn: {concurrent execution}]

multiprogramming {multitasking}

Data Sources:

  • multiprocessing: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • multiprocessing: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • multiprogramming: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • multiprogramming: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)

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