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process bound

An excessive amount of processing in the CPU that causes an imbalance between I/O and processing. For example, recalculating a spreadsheet, compiling a program or converting a large graphics file can make a desktop computer process bound.

In a multitasking system, process-bound applications slow down other applications and other users depending on how the operating system slices time (see preemptive multitasking).
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Simplicial partitions are preferable when the values of an objective function at the vertices of partitions are used to compute bounds.
We remark that the application of Gauss-type quadrature rules to compute bounds for certain matrix functionals is well-known; see the paper by Golub and Meurant [7] and references therein.