Remote in Parallel Computers
Parallel & Network Symmetric Computers Multiprocessors
SGI Cray T3E, SGI Origin DEC 8400, Sun Enterprise, Clusters of PCs (CoPs) Pentium Pro SMPs
Local access shall be done with that. This slide explains how remote transfers work.
Remote in Parallel & Networking computers is fairly clear. A processor accesses data in a memory of an other node over the network.
In an SMP machine multiple processors access the memory over a host bus or a network. Remote means that one processor stores the data to a shared memory segment where the second processor accesses it.