- adjective (written as CPU bound)the performance of a computer which is limited by the number of instructions the central processing unit can carry out
- Abbreviation of central-processing unit bound. A circumstance in which a CPU is overloaded with calculations, which impairs its ability to process. May occur, for example, while recalculating a spreadsheet. Also called compute-bound, computation-bound, or process-bound.
- synonym central-processing unit bound
- synonym computation-bound
- synonym compute-bound
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