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Name: Task Parallelism
ID: m15580
Language: English (en)
Summary: Task parallelism is the concurrent execution of independent tasks in software. Task parallelism allows multiprocessor and multicore computers to achieve performance speed-up by running threads in parallel, which allow better utilization of the computing resources available in the system.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: multicore, multicore programming, multithread, multithreaded programming, parallel processing, task decomposition, task parallelism
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Jeff Meisel (
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Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Nov 27, 2007 5:57 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Nov 28, 2007 5:12 pm -0600


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Version: 1.1 Nov 28, 2007 5:12 pm -0600 by Jeff Meisel
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