Distributed-processing meaning

Distributed processing, also known as distributed computing, is defined as using a network of computers to perform specific tasks with one main computer used for more complicated tasks.

An example of distributed processing is a peer-to-peer network.

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The first term used to describe the distribution of multiple computers throughout an organization in contrast to a centralized system. It started with the first minicomputers. Today, distributed processing is called "distributed computing." See also client/server.
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A system consisting of a network of microcomputers performing certain functions and linked with a main computer used for more complex tasks.
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