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Explain the concept of the multi-processor systems or parallel systems?

They contain a no. of processors to increase the speed of execution, and reliability, and economy. They are of two types:

  1. Symmetric multiprocessing

  2. Asymmetric multiprocessing

In Symmetric multi processing each processor run an identical copy of the OS, and these copies communicate with each other as and when needed.But in Asymmetric multiprocessing each processor is assigned a specific task.