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PARALLEL PACKAGE OVERVIEW
Parallel Computing Tools User Guide
Mathematica provides a powerful and unique environment for parallel computing. Much of the functionality can be used with a minimum of effort and without paying too much detail to the low-level internals of the parallel system. However, this user guide is useful if you want to get a more detailed description of the functionality of the parallel system.

Getting Started