Definition of multiprocessor in English:



  • A computer with more than one central processor.

    • ‘Dedicated multiprocessor rackmount computers are easily the cheapest way to add processing power to a cluster.’
    • ‘In a multiprocessor system, a shielded CPU is a CPU dedicated to the activities associated with high-priority real-time tasks.’
    • ‘Because multiprocessor servers put a larger strain on the memory subsystem, increased amounts of on-chip cache can help alleviate that load.’
    • ‘In multiprocessor machines, multiple threads are an efficient way for application developers to utilize the parallelism of the hardware.’
    • ‘The architectural differences between shared-memory multiprocessors and distributed-memory multiprocessors have implications on how each is programmed.’