peripheral-limited

peripheral-limited

[pə′rif·ə·rəl ¦lim·əd·əd]
(computer science)
Property of a computer system whose processing time is determined by the speed of its peripheral equipment rather than by the speed of its central processing unit. Also known as I/O-bound.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.