- symmetrical multiprocessing
- A multiprocessing design that assigns a task to a processor in response to system load as the application starts running. This design makes for a much more flexible system than asymmetrical multiprocessing, in which the programmer matches a specific task to a certain processor while writing the program.In symmetrical multiprocessing, the overall workload is shared by all processors in the system; system performance increases as more processors are added into the system. The drawback is that symmetrical multiprocessing operating systems are much harder to design than asymmetrical multiprocessing operating systems.See also asymmetrical multiprocessing.
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