Asymmetric multiprocessing

Asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) was a software stopgap for handling multiple CPUs before symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) was available. It has also been used to provide less expensive options on systems where SMP was available. In an asymmetric multiprocessing system, not all CPUs are treated equally; for example, a system might only allow (eithe...
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