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the performance by a computer system of two or more simultaneous operations

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Cultural definitions for parallel processing

parallel processing

The use of many different computer processors to work on different parts of a problem simultaneously. This is one way of increasing the speed at which computers can work, with each processor working on a part of a larger problem. (Compare serial processing.)

notes for parallel processing

The SETI project recently introduced a parallel processing system that allows individuals to use their personal computers to analyze data and assist in the search for extraterrestrial life.
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