Short for Non-Uniform Memory Access,
a type of parallel processing
architecture in which each processor
has its own local memory
but can also access memory owned by other processors. It's called non-uniform
because the memory access times
are faster when a processor accesses its own memory than when it borrows memory from another processor.
NUMA computers offer the scalability of MPP and the programming ease of SMP.
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