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compute-intensive

Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

Compute-intensive is a term that applies to any computer application that demands a lot of computation, such as meteorology programs and other scientific applications. A similar but distinct term, computer-intensive , refers to applications that require a lot of computers, such as grid computing . The two types of applications are not necessarily mutually exclusive: some applications are both compute- and computer-intensive.

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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