pipeline processing


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pipeline processing

A category of techniques that provide simultaneous, or parallel, processing within the computer. It refers to overlapping operations by moving data or instructions into a conceptual pipe with all stages of the pipe processing simultaneously. For example, while one instruction is being executed, the computer is decoding the next instruction. In vector processors, several steps in a floating point operation can be processed simultaneously. See also graphics pipeline.
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The global pipeline processing and pipeline services market can be segmented on the basis of processes, services, applications/deployment and geography.
Pipeline processing helps multiple-page jobs or queued print jobs complete more quickly, a productivity advantage in heavy-use workgroups.
Science and Application Service - A service that enables high-throughput scientific pipeline processing by alleviating inefficiencies and bottlenecks that occur while processing scientific data.
The server includes printer control software for page pipeline processing within the Xerox engine and a new network-based printer monitoring software package for remote monitoring and management of an unattended printer.
Additionally, each Panagon Capture component can operate independently of the document-scanning workstations to provide flexible, multi-phased pipeline processing for outstanding system throughput in high-volume applications, such as those processing 250,000 documents or more daily.

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