serial processing


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serial processing

[′sir·ē·əl ′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(computer science)
Processing items in a collection of data in the order that they appear in a storage device, in contrast to sequential processing.
(psychology)
The processing of several pieces of information one at a time, in succession.

serial processing

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For a serial processing system, if the stable processing rates of different machines [M.
Most large IT server providers are currently launching products that take advantage of serial processing.
As an analogy, Luck notes that serial processing is like a construction company with 100 employees who work together to build one house at a time, whereas parallel processing is like a company that erects 10 houses simultaneously with 10 employees working on each house.
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Samples are tagged and mixed early in sample processing workflow, enabling simultaneous sample analysis and eliminating errors caused by spurious variation seen in currently practiced serial processing workflows.
Then the brain switches to serial processing, scrutinizing relevant objects sequentially to find the object of desire.