Throughput the total amount of useful processing

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Unformatted text preview: s. Also known as subprogram or subprocedure. Supercomputer: Computer systems characterized by their very high processing speeds. They are generally used for complex scientific applications. Superscalar architecture: An architecture which permits more than one instruction to be executed in each clock cycle. Swapping: Storing programs on disk and then transferring these programs into main storage as and when they are needed. The technique is used to process large programs or several programs with limited memory. Switched line: See dial-up line. Symbolic language: See assembly language. Symbolic program: See assembly program. Synchronous communication: Data transmission mode in which the sender and receiver must synchronize with each other to get ready for data transmission before it takes place. Syntax: A set of rules of a programming language that define the pattern or structure of the word order and punctuation of an instruction. It is analogous to rules of grammar in English language. Syntax errors: Errors in computer programs that typically involve incorrect punctuation, incorrect word sequence, undefined terms, or misuse of terms. These errors are automatically detected and pointed out by language processors. System: A group of integrated parts (people, methods, machines, and materials) that have a common purpose of achieving some objective(s). System analysis: A detailed step-by-step investigation of related procedures to see what must be done and the best way of doing it. System analyst: The individual responsible for planning a computer data processing system. He/she utilizes tools such as flowcharts, decision tables, program design language, etc. These plans are then passed to the computer programmer. System commands: Commands used to communicate with the operating system of the computer. System programmer: A programmer who prepares system software. System software: A set of one or more programs designed to control the operation and extend the processing capability of a computer system Tape density: The amount of data that can...
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