Submitted Dave Astle, Feb 10 2004 02:42 AM | Last updated Feb 10 2004 02:42 AM
Symmetric MultiProcessing. A feature of many modern operating systems, SMP utilizes multiple processors in order to increase system performance. With SMP, processes can be running simultaneously. This is a distinction from multi-tasking single processor systems that run processes "concurrently," giving the illusion of simultaneous execution.