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Parallel may refer to:

In music: Parallel is a term in geometry and in everyday life that refers to a property in Euclidean space of two or more lines or planes, or a combination of these. ... The 4 main circles of latitude on Earth A circle of latitude is an imaginary east-west circle on the Earth, that connects all locations with a given latitude. ... In grammar, parallelism is a balance of two or more similar words, phrases, or clauses. ... Parallel (ぱられる) is a shōnen manga by Toshihiko Kobayashi. ... Cover of Parallel Parallel is a video feature compiling all of R.E.M.s Automatic for the People and Monster-era promotional videos, as well as several recorded for this release alone. ... The Parallel is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... Parallel 9 was a British Childrens Television show that aired weekly on a Saturday morning from 1992 to 1994. ...

  • Parallel key, the minor (or major) key of a major (or minor) key with the same tonic
  • Harmonic parallelism, also known as "harmonic planing" or "parallel voice leading"
  • Parallel fifths, the concurrence of successive intervals of a perfect fifth between two voices

In other uses: In music, the parallel minor of a particular major key (or the parallel major of a minor key) is the key which has the same tonic and a different key signature, as opposed to relative minor (or major, respectively). ... In music harmonic parallelism, also known as harmonic planing or parallel voice leading, is the parallel movement of two or more lines or chords (harmonies). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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Parallel computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1297 words)
Parallel computing is the simultaneous execution of the same task (split up and specially adapted) on multiple processors in order to obtain results faster.
Parallel processor machines are also divided into symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessors, depending on whether all the processors are capable of running all the operating system code and, say, accessing I/O devices or if some processors are more or less privileged.
Such mechanisms may provide either implicit parallelism -- the system (the compiler or some other program) partitions the problem and allocates tasks to processors automatically (also called automatic parallelizing compilers) -- or explicit parallelism where the programmer must annotate his program to show how it is to be partitioned.
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