MIMD – multiple instruction, multiple data

Short for multiple instruction, multiple data. A type of parallel computing architecture that is classified under Flynn’s taxonomy. Multiple computer instructions, which may or may not be the same, and which may or may not be synchronized with each other, perform actions simultaneously on two or more pieces of data. The class of distributed memory MIMD machines is the fastest growing segment of the family of high-performance computers (Charles Belov, 1997).

See also Flynn’s taxonomy.

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