Serial vs Parallel Processing Flashcards Preview

Computer Science > Serial vs Parallel Processing > Flashcards

Flashcards in Serial vs Parallel Processing Deck (3)
Loading flashcards...
1

Serial computing

1. Run on single processor
2. Problem broken into discrete instructions
3. Instructions executed one after the other

2

Parallel
computing

The simultaneous use of multiple processors to perform a single task
1. One problem broken into discrete parts (subproblems) that can be solved concurrently (at the same time)
2. Parts broken further into discrete series of instructions
3. Instructions from each part are executed on separate processors
simultaneously

3

Parallel
Transmission

A number of bits sent simultaneously over multiple data lines