and Distributed Processing
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distributed processing /dis'trib'ut'ed prŏs'ěs'ĭz/
noun Refers to any of a variety of computer
systems that use more than one computer, or
processor, to run an application. This includes
parallel processing, in which a single computer
uses more than one CPU to execute programs.
More often, however, distributed processing refers
to local-area networks (LANs) designed so that a
single program can run simultaneously at various
/a·syn·chro·nous prŏs'ěs'ĭz/ noun Computations
that run independently of each other, without
requiring constant synchronization. Each operation
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