CPU-bound program

CPU-bound program

[‚sē‚pe′yü ¦bau̇nd ‚prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A computer program that involves a large amount of calculation and internal rearrangement of data, so that the speed of execution depends on the speed of the central processing unit (CPU) and memory. Also known as compute-bound program; cycle-bound program; process-bound program.