multiprocessor


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multiprocessor

A computer design in which a single stream of data is broken down by parallel decomposition into smaller chunks and distributed by compilers into multiple microprocessors with shared memory capabilities in order to manipulate the data by parallel processing.
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Also, reducing cache misses is more complex on a multiprocessor due to interactions with other processors.
A program running on a multiprocessor no longer has a single, sequential order of execution.
Memory-Reference Characteristics of Multiprocessor Applications under MACH.
Cache-Coherence Protocols: Evaluation Using a Multiprocessor Simulation Model.
We are most interested in cache-coherent, shared-memory multiprocessors (multis) [5].
Even multiprocessors that are not multis distinguish local and remote memories.
Finite caches limit locality on both uniprocessors and multiprocessors.
The Performance Implications of Thread Management Alternatives for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors.
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