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Bounds for certain multiprocessing anomalies

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It is known that in multiprocessing systems composed of many identical processing units operating in parallel, certain timing anomalies may occur; e.g., an increase in the number of processing units can cause an increase in the total length of time needed to process a fixed set of tasks. In this paper, precise bounds are derived for several anomalies of this type.

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Bell System Technical Journal, The  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 9 )