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Throughput

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse966

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Throughput. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

Abstract

The throughput of a system is the number of jobs, tasks, or transactions the system completes per unit time. It is often used as a figure of merit, with higher values indicating better performance.

Keywords:

  • throughput;
  • response time;
  • congestion;
  • bottlenecks;
  • queueing networks