timing loop

timing loop

[′tīm·iŋ ‚lüp]
(computer science)
A set of instructions in a computer program whose execution time is known and whose only function is to cause a delay in processing by causing the loop to be executed an appropriate number of times.
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With a continual failure of the Electronic Timing Loop at Bahrain International Circuit's (BIC) Kart Zone on Thursday, and following on-site discussions with championship organisers, sponsors and a drivers' representative, the decision to cancel the event due to "force majeure" was taken.
There appears to have been some disagreement over where the fault lay, with AMD insisting that it was caused by a software timing loop sensitive to processor frequency, and was not a processor error.
In the inner timing loop, it may be necessary to "undo" the effects of the process being timed.
AMD, which says it has known about the problem for the last three months, claims that it is an incompatibility rather than a bug in the processor, and blames the problem on a software timing loop within the operating system.