In consumer technologies, multi-core is usually the term used to describe two or more CPUs working together on the same chip. Also called multicore technology, it is a type of architecture where a single physical processor contains the core logic of two or more processors. These processors are packaged into a single integrated circuit (IC). These single integrated circuits are called a die. Multi-core can also refer to multiple dies packaged together. Multi-core enables the system to perform more tasks with a greater overall system performance. Multi-core technology can be used in desktops, mobile PCs, servers and workstations. Contrast with dual-core, a single chip containing two separate processors (execution cores) in the same IC.
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- multi-port memories
Multi-port memories are commonly used components in VLSI systems, such as register files in microprocessors, storage for media or network applications. The content of a multi-port memory can be accessed through different ports simultaneously. This feature is especially valuable for high speed processors, media processors, and communication processors. Multi-port memories require more testing effort since […]
- geo-dispersed cluster
Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) is a term used to describe a cluster configuration where the servers are separated geographically and the physical storage is synchronously replicated among the sites. In a geo-dispersed cluster both the public and private network interfaces have to exist in the same network segment, and cluster nodes also must share the […]
In cloud computing, multi-tenant is the phrase used to describe multiple customers using the same public cloud.
Refers to computer systems that support two or more simultaneous users. All mainframes and minicomputers are multi-user systems, but most personal computers and workstations are not. Another term for multi-user is time sharing.
DVD videos, if recorded using more than one video track may allow viewers to select a different available camera angle from which to view the recording or film. The term multiangle describes the filming production method of recording different angles of the same scene by different cameras.