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NUMA
Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 

Short for Non-Uniform Memory Access, a type of parallel processing architecture in which each processor has its own local memory but can also access memory owned by other processors. It's called non-uniform because the memory access times are faster when a processor accesses its own memory than when it borrows memory from another processor.

NUMA computers offer the scalability of MPP and the programming ease of SMP.

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