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ALSO CALLED: Array Processing, Parallel Computing
DEFINITION: MPP (massively parallel processing) is the coordinated processing of a program by multiple processors that work on different parts of the program, with each processor using its own operating system and memory. Typically, MPP processors communicate using some messaging interface. In some implementations, up to 200 or more processors can work on the same application. An "interconnect" arrangement  … 
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Parallel Programming Talk - Dr. David Patterson on the future of Parallel Programming
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PODCAST: Join master of the parallel universe Clay Breshears and Aaron Tersteeg as they discuss parallel programming with a special guest. This episode features Dr. David Paterson, Director of the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center at UC Berkeley sponsored by Intel and Microsoft.
Posted: 28 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Jun 10, 2009

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Parallel Programming Talk #42 - Wolfgang Von Rüden from CERN
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PODCAST: Wolfgang Von Rüden talks about how CERN uses standards to successfully distribute massive computing jobs to global data centers. Also learn how Wolfgang and his team manage the fast pace of change in computing technology during decade long projects. Wolfgang will also introduce our listeners to his openlab project.
Posted: 28 Aug 2009 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2009

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PARALLEL PROCESSING DEFINITION (continued): … MPP (massively parallel processing) is the coordinated processing of a program by multiple processors that work on different parts of the program, with each processor using its own operating system and memory. Typically, MPP processors communicate using some messaging interface. In some implementations, up to 200 or more processors can work on the same application. An "interconnect" arrangement of data paths allows messages to be sent between processors. Typically, the setup for MPP is more complicated, requiring thought about how to partition a common database among processors and how to assign work among the processors. An MPP system is also known as a "loosely coupled" or "shared nothing" system.An MPP system is considered better than a symmetrically parallel system (SMP) for applications that allow a number of databases to be searched in parallel. These include decision support system and data warehouse applications.
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