Upon completion of this unit the learner should be able to:
- Describe multiprocessing
- Explain how a processor can support concurrent running of programs
- Describe how Amdahls law determines the maximum improvement of a system
This unit introduces you to multiprocessing, which is the ability of a system to support more than one processor and/or the ability to allocate tasks between them. This will make you be in a position to understand how several programs can run concurrently in the same computer.