- Asymmetric MultiProcessing
An MPP is usually constructed of numerous AMPs linked together. MPP systems can encompass thousands of processors. MPPs are managed by a central coordination system. Asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) systems usually have independent processors, each with their own assigned instruction set, memory, and bus. AMP on its own is not quite suited for very large processing requirements. Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems have multiple processors, but they share a common OS, bus, and memory resources.
(Wiley Efficent Learning, tb786238.CISSPSG9E.pe4.037, 13.05.2023)