2.2.2 Task parallelism

In task parallelism, the application is broken down into smaller tasks that execute in parallel. Task parallelism is also known as functional parallelism.

An example of an application that can use task parallelism is playing a video in a web page. To display a video in a web page, your device must do several tasks:

The following figure shows parts of an application and operating system that operate simultaneously when playing an on-line video.

Figure 2-1 Task parallel processing
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