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5 February, 2015 - 11:20

Definition 24.3: high performance computing

Grouping multiple computers or multiple computer processors to accomplish a task in less time.

Definition 24.4: sequential processing

Using only one processor and completing the tasks in a sequential order.

Definition 24.5: parallel processing

Dividing a task into parts that can utilize more than one processor.

Definition 24.6: central processing unit

The electronic circuitry that actually executes computer instructions.

Definition 24.7: parallel programming

Involves developing programs that utilize parallel processing algorithms that take advantage of multiple processors.