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I/O intensive

An application that reads and/or writes a large amount of data. The performance of such an application depends on the speed of the computer's peripheral devices. See I/O bound.

I/O bound

Spending more time reading and writing data than processing. Faster transfer speed between storage and memory improves the performance of I/O bound computers. See I/O intensive.

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