Computer Science - Networking - Discussion


A front-end processor is

[A]. a user computer system
[B]. a processor in a large-scale computer that executes operating system instructions
[C]. a minicomputer that relieves main-frame computers at a computer centre of communications control functions
[D]. preliminary processor of batch jobs.
[E]. None of the above

Answer: Option C


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Aksharashree said: (Jun 23, 2018)  
Explain this please?

Arslan said: (Mar 6, 2019)  
Please explain the answer in detail.

Mittu Sharma said: (Jun 6, 2020)  
A front end processor (FEP), or a communications processor, is a small-sized computer which interfaces to the host computer a number of networks, such as SNA, or a number of peripheral devices, such as terminals, disk units, printers and tape units. Data is transferred between the host computer and the front end processor using a high-speed parallel interface. The front end processor communicates with peripheral devices using slower serial interfaces, usually also through communication networks.

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