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bottleneck

a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up

What does it mean when you dream about a bottleneck?

A bottleneck may mean the dreamer is squeezing through a tight situation.

bottleneck

[′bäd·əl‚nek]
(petroleum engineering)
A section of reduced diameter in a drill pipe that is caused by excessive longitudinal strain or a combination of such strain and irregular swaying of the mechanism.

bottleneck

A lessening of throughput. It often refers to networks that are overloaded, which is caused by the inability of the hardware and transmission channels to support the traffic. It can also refer to a mismatch inside the computer where slower-speed peripheral buses and devices prevent the CPU from being used to its fullest capacity.
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In addition to improving mobility and quality of life for motorists, fixing the top 30 bottlenecks alone would, over 20 years:
Downstream processing continues to be a bottleneck for many facilities around the globe.
Hughes suggests that selective pressure on one or a handful of genes might have eliminated considerable variation along the stretches of DNA that other researchers have studied and it could have given the appearance of a bottleneck.
In some cases, employees were shifted from less busy resources to the bottleneck to increase capacity during lunch hours.
It would be better to have front and back office staff members idle at times, if that is what it would take to keep the bottleneck, the physician, busy.
In addition to the Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer, VKernel offers its Chargeback/Cost Visibility Virtual Appliance that meters actual resource usage to show resource consumption by departments and how much it costs.
Most people usually see the current bottleneck as the main cause of all evils.
While this update clearly shows that gridlock has grown over the past five years, motorists in cities that have moved aggressively to unclog bottlenecks are reaping the benefits of improved traffic flow.
It is more likely, though, that the network will become the next bottleneck.
This approach, however, results in a short-term solution, and the process will soon start again with the appearance of a new bottleneck.
Balanced development and eliminating bottleneck are the right ways to pursue a benign cycle of the industry chain.
In addition to eliminating the performance bottleneck inherent with legacy storage solutions, RapidScale clusters are managed using standard tools already familiar to Linux system administrators, resulting in a solution that is as easy to manage as it is revolutionary in its performance.