Definitions for "Uniprocessor"
A computer containing a single processor. The term is generally synonymous with scalar processor.
A system containing a single processor. As used in this book, the phrase "comparable uniprocessor" means a system designed to have only a single processor, with the same CPU-clock speed and cache capacity as the SMP system being discussed, running a uniprocessor version of the operating system. Contrast with single-processor SMP system.
A uniprocessor system is a computer system with a single central processing unit. As more and more computers employ multiprocessing architectures, such as SMP and MPP, the term is used to refer to systems that still have only one CPU. Although most desktop computers are uniprocessor systems, it is expected that dual processor systems will become increasingly common in that arena in the future.