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Why Multi-core processor is a special kind of a multiprocessor

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July 9, 2012 6:24:23 AM

why Multi-core processor is a special kind of a multiprocessor
July 9, 2012 6:45:06 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiprocessing

If I understand correctly, multi core processing involves more then one core existing on a single cpu socket. Multiprocessing involves multiple sockets housing cpu's. So a multiprocessor would be a device that has multiple sockets for multiple cpu's or a single socket with a multicore processor. So multicore socket is doing what multiprocessing does, process code with multiple processors that can act independently of each other. The difference being a mulcore system is more compact, though it has less capabilites.
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July 9, 2012 7:11:46 AM

Homework question :p 
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