Re: concurrent process vs. parallel process
From: Jack Klein (jackklein_at_spamcop.net)
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 04:35:01 GMT
On 13 Mar 2004 17:17:37 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben) wrote in
> Hi all,
> I'm having confusion understanding the differences between concurrent
> and parallel processes (or programs). As far as I understand, parallel
> processing is simultaneous use of more than one CPU to execute a
> program, thus "dividing" a program to be executed by disparate CPUs.
> Now what exactly is concurrent process? Is it similar as
> multithreading? Are these terms used interchangeably?
> I searched on google for definition of concurrent processing but was
> unable to get a convincing one. If you guys know of good sites that
> explain concurrent processing, please let me know.
> Thanx for your time!
Why did you cross-post this to comp.lang.c, where it is completely
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