course-grained

course-grained

Said of wood from a tree having wide, conspicuous annual rings.
References in periodicals archive ?
Among the trends reported in this year's review are complex systems required course-grained theoretical methods, biological problems in protein folding, detecting nano-domains in living systems, and fluctuation correlation spectroscopy problems.
Unlike course-grained virtual machine technologies which run at the operating system level and VM mobility technologies which can only move an entire virtual machine (often comprising multiple applications) at one time, MetaCluster runs in a middleware layer between the OS and the applications, and provides a container technology which surrounds each application, delivering both resource isolation and machine-to-machine mobility for applications and application processes.
Building on SOA principles, XML and Web Services, SOII approaches information integration in a loosely coupled, course-grained, standards-based, asynchronous manner that avoids the costs and technology constraints of traditional integration methods like ETL, EAI or BPI.