(From "uni" - one) A computer with a single central processing unit, in contrast to a parallel processor. Most personal computers are currently (March 1997) uniprocessors. Some more expensive computers, typically servers, have multiple processors to provide increased throughput.

See also symmetric multiprocessor and massively parallel processor.

Last updated: 1997-03-23

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