What is Multiprocessing?

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Multiprocessing is the coordinated processing of programs by more than one computer processor. Multiprocessing is a general term that can mean the dynamic assignment of a program to one of two or more computers working in tandem or can involve multiple computers working on the same program at the same time (in parallel).

Multiprocessing can be said to be either asymmetric or symmetric. The term refers to how the operating system divides tasks between the processors in the system. Asymmetric multiprocessing designates some processors to perform system tasks only, and others to run applications only....