embarrassingly parallel

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embarrassingly parallel (comparative more embarrassingly parallel, superlative most embarrassingly parallel)

  1. (computing, programming, of a particular problem) Very easy to separate into a number of parallel tasks.
    • 2015, Willie Neiswanger, Chong Wang, Eric Xing, “Embarrassingly Parallel Variational Inference in Nonconjugate Models”, in arXiv[1]:
      We derive our embarrassingly parallel VI algorithm, analyze our method theoretically, and demonstrate our method empirically on a few nonconjugate models.