Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

multiprocessingMultiprocessing is an ability of a computer to utilize two or more processors for computer operations. With multiple processors, the computer performance can be significantly increased. On a standard home computer, it is important to realize that not all standard applications will utilize two or more processors in a computer; therefore, multiple processors may not be fully utilized and the user may not notice a speed increase.

Today, multiple physical processors have been replaced with multi-core processors.

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