In the book "Advanced computer architecture and parallel processing" (El-Rewini & Abd-El-Barr), there is a question in the exercises of chapter 1 that needs the reader to compare between multiprocessor systems and uniprocessor systems in terms of many factors including run-time system:

Compare uniprocessor systems with multiprocessor systems for the following aspects:

  1. Ease of programming;
  2. The need for synchronization;
  3. Performance evaluation; and
  4. Run-time system.

I know how to compare between these two systems in terms of the other factors (ease of programming, need for synchronization, and performance evaluation) but I can't to compare between them in terms of run-time system as I don't know what is the exact meaning of run-time system?

  • $\begingroup$ @D.W. Done editing. $\endgroup$ – Adam John Apr 13 at 2:54
  • $\begingroup$ @D.W. Edited. Please view it again. Thank you. $\endgroup$ – Adam John Apr 13 at 3:10
  • $\begingroup$ @greybeard Thank you very much . $\endgroup$ – Adam John Apr 13 at 12:36

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