Widom, Jennifer IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Uses and examples
- Process interaction
- Creating concurrent programs
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The simultaneous execution of several interrelated computer programs. A sequential computer program consists of a series of instructions to be executed one after another. A concurrent program consists of several sequential programs to be executed in parallel. Each of the concurrently executing sequential programs is called a process. Process execution, although concurrent, is usually not independent. Processes may affect each other's behavior through shared data, shared resources, communication, and synchronization.
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