Computer science: significance of multiple cores

Self-tutoring about computer design: the tutor comments on what “multiple cores” means.

As I understand, the benefit of a multi-core processor is that each core can work its own job simultaneously with the others. However many cores there are, that’s how many separate tasks a computer can work on at once.


Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne. Operating System Concepts. Danvers: John Wiley & Sons, 2018.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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