Multiprocessing and Parallel Processing Chapter 9. N. Guydosh 5/4/04. Parallel Processing - Introduction. We already looked at parallel processing when we studied pipelining. Uniprocessors are running out of gas Even with pipelining (“fine granularity parallelism”) and cache.
From Stallings, “Operating Systems”, 4th ed.
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The interconnection mechanism is a massive hierarchical cross bar switch – point to point – many-to-many simultaneous communication paths as distinct from a LAN. The logical interface may be the same as a LAN.
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