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Unformatted text preview: sets. See Figure 5.6. This approach is similar to that of the NASA backup system in which three computers do the same thing as a security measure. However, here there are multiple processors applying the same process to different data sets in parallel. Another configuration arranges processors in tandem, where each processor contributes one part to an overall computation. This approach is called pipelining , and is reminiscent of an assembly line. When this organi-zation is applied to data, the first processor does the first task. Then the second processor starts working on the output from the first processor, while the first processor applies its computation to the next data set. Even-tually, each processor is working on one phase of the job, each getting material or data from the previous stage of processing, and each in turn handing over its work to the next stage. See Figure 5.7....
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.
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