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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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.
Serial processing assures the timing of method steps; wait time between injections is identical from sample to sample.
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.
patent 6,150,119, entitled "Optimized high-throughput analytical system," covers broad algorithms for optimizing design of channels in chips to facilitate continuous, serial processing experiments.
Then the brain switches to serial processing, scrutinizing relevant objects sequentially to find the object of desire.
Its unique system architecture accommodates huge portfolios with single-pass, horizontal processing and parallelism, unlike legacy batch systems that experience volume barriers due to serial processing.
Parallel index builds -- uses parallel processing and algorithmic improvements to build indices in a fraction of the time required by a serial processing database architecture.
The technology system is based on hybrid architecture that, in addition to standard serial processing, utilizes features of data, task and pipeline parallel computer processing at the appropriate time.