Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Multiprocessing is an ability of a computer to use two or more processors (multiprocessors) for computer operations. With multiple processors, the computer performance can be significantly increased. On a standard home computer, not all standard applications use two or more processors in a computer. Therefore, multiple processors may not be fully used and the user may not notice a speed increase.


Today, multiple physical processors are replaced by multi-core processors.

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