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Definition of the noun access time
What does access time mean as a name of something?
- (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive
- example: access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead
- domain: computer science / computing
- lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
- more generic terms: interval / time interval = a definite length of time marked off by two instants
- seek time = the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
- rotational latency / latency = the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head
- command processing overhead time / command processing overhead / command overhead / overhead = the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
Alternative definition of the noun access time
- [computing] The time interval between the issuing of a request to read data from or write data to a storage device and the completion of this action.
- [computing] An item of metadata indicating when a file was last accessed.
Access Time: Access is a fictional character from the anime television series Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne.
- also known as Akusesu Taimu
Access time is the time delay or latency between a request to an electronic system, and the access being completed or the requested data returned.
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Volume 45 - Supplement 30 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams
average disk access time. size of video-card RAM. and speed of the system bus. ln this ...
Accountability to Associcao Brasileira De Escolas De Biblioteconomia E Documentacao by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour
Thus the access time is usually the average waiting time (latency) for the addressed line to come into position for reading or writing. This approximates 8 milliseconds (thousandths of a second) in most commercial models. In some systems, if ...
Dictionary of it Terms (2009)
Access time consists of latency (the overhead of getting to the right place on the device and preparing to access it ) and transfer time. The term is applied to both random access memory (RAM) access and to hard disk and CD-ROM access.
by Dipak Basu
Access time in a communication system refers to the time lag from the beginning of an access attempt to ...
Volume 5 - Debuggers and Debugging Techniques to Electron Beam Lithography by Allen Kent, James G. Williams
Cost is inversely related to memory access time; the shorter the access time, the higher is the cost per byte. An approximate rule of thumb for ...
Access Time The period of time that elapses between a request for information from disk or memory and the arrival of that information at the requesting device. Memory-access time refers to the time it takes to transfer a character between ...
by Mrinal Talukdar
Access time consists of latency (the overhead of getting to the right place on the device and preparing to access it) and transfer time.
by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr
access time The time taken to retrieve an item of information from storage. The access time may be counted in nanoseconds for a semiconductor device, in milliseconds for a magnetic disk, or in minutes if the file ...
Volume 15 - Radio Astronomy to Submarine Cable Systems by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent
Real-time guarantees are obtained by bounding the access time of every node at each turn. When a node gets its turn, it tries to transmit as many packets as it can during its bounded access time. The order of packets for transmission at a node ...
by Edwin D. Reilly
There is a different access time for each record retrieved at random from a disk drive, since it is necessary to move from cylinder C\ to cylinder C2 (Fig. 2) and then await rotational positioning of record R. Read-write head Cylinders Disk ...
by Frank Van Eynde
In random access, data can be accessed independently of any previous access; access time is the sum of the time it takes to position the read or ...
by Pagani, Margherita
Because the access time and the CPU usage is proportional to the offset where the access point is, this approach is usually infeasible. Another possible approachisto estimate the offset of the access point using information of the media stream ...
by S. M. H. Collin
Mt ISP access time time taken to find and retrieve a particular piece of data from memory or a hard disk. If you are adding more memory (RAM) to your PC, you have to make sure that you buy chips or SIMMs that are at least as fast as the ...
by Michael Graves
access time A performance specification for memory or disk drives that measures how long it takes from the moment a request is made to ...
Dictionary of Computing (101-)
Updated with the latest technologies by Handz Valentín
See Access time. Access time. The amount of time it takes for data to be delivered from memory to the processor after the address for the data has been selected.
by Philip A. Laplante
access time acceptance testing formal testing conducted to determine whether a system satisfies its acceptance criteria and thus whether the customer should accept the system. accepting state any state in an automaton which is designated ...
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