Re: what's the difference between 'concurrent' and 'parallel';

From: Klinton Lee <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 23:25:39 -0800
Message-ID: <b56hoq$or5$>

Tasks can run concurrently, but not necessarily in parallel.

If you initiate 2 large (1 hour) batch processes at the same time, they will be running concurrently, irregardless of how they are executed (sharing cpus, process time, read/writes to disk, etc...)

In parallelism, operations would never interrupt each other, or 'intersect'.

  • hope this helps... KL

"hayseed" <> wrote in message
> i was confused by 'concurrent' and 'parallel'.Do they have the
> same meaning?
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