memory contention

memory contention

[′mem·rē kən′ten·chən]
(computer science)
A situation in which two different programs, or two parts of a program, try to read items in the same block of memory at the same time.
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This response time includes all hardware and software processing overhead and latencies, including memory contention between the processor and the video card.
Using a traditional Harvard architecture, it features separate local, tightly coupled, instruction and data RAMs to eliminate memory contention and provide fast performance on performance-critical code and interrupt handling routines.
The Cray XD1 supercomputer features direct-connect processor (DCP) architecture, which removes PCI bottlenecks and memory contention to deliver superior sustained performance.
The Cray XD1 supercomputer features the direct connect processor (DCP) architecture, which removes PCI bottlenecks and memory contention to deliver superior sustained performance.
The Cray XD1 supercomputer features direct connect processor (DCP) architecture, which removes PCI bottlenecks and memory contention to deliver superior sustained performance.
The Cray XD1 features the direct connect processor (DCP) architecture, which removes PCI bottlenecks and memory contention to deliver superior sustained performance.
6 provides support across the spectrum of embedded needs as well as enhancements in the general areas of determinism, reduced memory contention, and the leveraging of POSIX for thread creation and management and task scheduling.
OctigaBay has been developing a high performance computing (HPC) system designed around its direct connected processor architecture, an innovative approach to massively parallel processing that directly links together processors, alleviating memory contention and interconnect bottlenecks found in cluster systems.