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CPU (Central Processing Unit)

the brain of a COMPUTER which stores and processes data.
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In fact, it can only be a best effort strategy, because the CPU at the heart of software appliances is limited to performing only one task at a time.
Total throughput per hour: 108,551 Utility Reference Customers (URCs) Meter reading order creation/hour: 2,177,200 Meter reading order output/hour: 1,285,255 Upload of meter reading results/hour: 1,815,431 Billing of contracts/hour: 1,809,045 Invoicing contract accounts/hour: 723,037 Printout of contract accounts/hour: 317,741 CPU utilization: 94% Operating System: Solaris 8 RDBMS: Oracle 9i mySAP IS-U/CCS Release: 4.
Static electricity can render a perfectly good CPU worthless.
The CPU presented its bargaining agenda to Abitibi-Price on April 2 and, according to Woods, talks are expected to begin this month.
As a result, they would be able to save substantial dollars because a virtualized server environment would enable them to increase their "on-demand" CPU and memory resources without having to spend additional hard dollars.
is a semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) licensing company and is the leading supplier of multimedia RISC CPU cores to companies building system-on-chip (SoC) products.
Researchers at the private company incorporated the NIST CPU usage prediction models into two demonstrations presented at a recent DARPA Active Networks workshop.
ISA slots communicate with your CPU at 8 MHz and PCI slots communicate with your CPU at 33 MHz.
However, times have changed due to shifts in both memory and CPU technology.
As devices are added, the CPU must wait on data, decreasing effective bandwidth.