autonomous channel operation

autonomous channel operation

[ȯ′tän·ə·məs ¦chan·əl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
The rapid transfer of data between computer peripherals and the main store in which an entire block of data is transferred, word by word; the cycles of storage time for the word transfer are stolen from those available to the central processing unit.
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