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batch system

[′bach ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system that uses batch processing.

batch processing

(1) Processing a group of files or databases from start to completion rather than having the user open, edit and save each of them one at a time. For example, a graphics conversion utility can change a selected group of images from one format to another (see DeBabelizer).

(2) Processing a group of transactions at one time. Transactions are collected and processed against the master files (master files updated) at the end of the day or some other time period. Contrast with transaction processing.

Batch and Transaction Processing
Information systems typically use both batch and transaction processing methods. For example, in an order processing system, "transaction processing" is the continuous updating of the customer and inventory files as orders are entered. At the end of the month, statements are printed (batch processed) and mailed to customers.

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Caption: Some batch systems require large receptacles.
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During the experiment, the glovebox containing the anoxic batch systems was purged with [N.sub.2]/[H.sub.2] (95: 5) gas at 0.5 bar for 5 minutes every 24 hours.
The process still used for rubber compounding is the same used one century ago, when it was developed as a batch system, for technological reasons.
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Once the IRS engages the batch system, cases move through the examination process automatically.
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There are several processes for coloring the mulch, with probably the most popular being a batch system in which the wood is ground and colored in separate processes.
Known as the Portable Batch System (PBS), the software enables system administrators to specify the order in which individual programs should be processed.
NIST researchers led the workshop for users of their micromagnetic software, the Object-Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework (OOMMF) Topics included advanced techniques for specifying micromagnetic problems, using OOMMF to investigate dynamic effects in micromagnetics, and the use of a batch system to control large numbers of micromagnetic simulations.
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