process bound

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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The big private banks are very cumbersome and to get something done can take three or four months, because you have got large process bound institutions.
Q: After Croatia joins the EU in 2013, when is the enlargement process bound to resume?
Wednesday marks the start of the European conundrum for the coming years, the conciliation procedure for the 2011 European budget, a process bound to result in tough negotiations to secure a solid financial framework for the Union for the medium and long term.
The steps involved in the award of a government contract are, in many ways, process bound.
I argued in favor of judicial review because due process bound the Senate.
What emerges is a stimulating, theoretically driven account that challenges convention by arguing that learning can no longer be understood as a 'free-standing, decision-making process bound to a single organizational unit' (p.

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