Multiprocessing is the use of two or more central processing units (CPUs) within a single computer system. The term also refers to the ability of a system to support more than one processor or the ability to allocate tasks between them.
Keeping this in view, what is multiple processing?
Multi–processing refers to the ability of a system to support more than one processor at the same time. Applications in a multi–processing system are broken to smaller routines that run independently. The operating system allocates these threads to the processors improving performance of the system.
Also Know, what are the different types of multiprocessing? Types of Multiprocessing Operating System :
- Symmetric Multiprocessing System : In a symmetric multiprocessor system, all of the processors arc essentially identical and perform identical functions.
- Asymmetric Multiprocessing System : Asymmetry implies imbalance or some difference between processors.
Considering this, can a thread have multiple processes?
A process is a collection of code, memory, data and other resources. A thread is a sequence of code that is executed within the scope of the process. You can (usually) have multiple threads executing concurrently within the same process.
What is the difference between multitasking and multiprocessing?
Multitasking is the process of separating a program into several tasks. This is usually done using a threading library (eg. POSIX threads). Multiprocessing: is the thing ensuring that those tasks you defined in your software will be executed simultaneously (in parallel) on the hardware.