Distributed processing describes various computer systems that use more than one processor to run an application. Multiple computers across different locations share the same processor. The advantages of distributed processing are:
- Data Recovery: When one computer loses data, another interconnected computer can recover this loss of data.
- Reliability: Any glitch in one machine does not affect the processing since it will use several other machines.
- Lower Cost: Several cost-effective minicomputers are used instead of using costlier mainframe machines.
- Easy to expand: Depending on the data processing amount, we can attach additional computers to the network.