computer efficiency

computer efficiency

[kəm′pyüd·ər i′fish·ən·sē]
(computer science)
The ratio of actual operating time to scheduled operating time of a computer.
In time-sharing, the ratio of user time to the sum of user time plus system time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Improvement of computer efficiency, development of numerical procedures, and decreased costs have expanded the use of computational simulations in all fields of science and technology.
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