Difference Between Multiprocessor and Multicomputer

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In this post, we will understand the difference between multiprocessor and multicomputer −


  • It consists of multiple processors within a single computer.

  • It is a singly shared memory that is attached to the elements being processed.

  • It is necessary for the processing elements to communicate with each other.

  • It is a dynamic network.

  • Example of multiprocessor is a sequent symmetry S-81.


  • It is an interlinked multiple autonomous computer.

  • The memory attached to the processing elements are distributed in multiples.

  • It is not required for elements being processed to communicate.

  • It is a type of static network.

  • Example of a multicomputer is a message passing multicomputer.

Updated on 24-Apr-2021 07:26:33