throughput

noun
through·​put | \ ˈthrü-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce throughput (audio) \

Definition of throughput

: the amount of something (such as material, data, etc.) that passes through something (such as a machine or system) the throughput of a computer — compare input, output

Examples of throughput in a Sentence

The network can handle large throughputs. finding ways to increase throughput
Recent Examples on the Web Bitcoin's transaction throughput is only about 7 per second, compared to Ethereum's 30 per second. Robert Samuels | For Iron Monk Solutions, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Apr. 2022 Though Russian oil last year accounted for roughly 8% and 5% of Valero and PBF Energy’s throughput, respectively, both companies’ shares are up over the same period. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 With these models, teams only pay for precisely the data throughput and processing incurred each month. Jack Naglieri, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The early troubles with the Puget Sound refinery resulted in lower-than-expected crude throughput of 421,000 BPD, or 8% below its midpoint guidance of 460,000 BPD in 4Q21. David Trainer, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 The spec can support a max throughput of 80Gbps compared to DisplayPort 1.4's 32.4Gbps. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 Yusen Terminals LLC at the Port of Los Angeles saw a reduction in throughput of about 10% to 15% at the worst of the recent Covid spike but conditions are starting to improve, according to Chief Executive Officer Alan McCorkle. Laura Curtis, Bloomberg.com, 27 Jan. 2022 Refinery throughput — the amount of crude oil and other feedstocks processed in U.S. refineries into such products as gasoline — was about 16 million barrels per day (mmbd) in the spring of 2019. Benjamin Zycher, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 The maximum data throughput of the ports is up to 5Gbps and the speed of the memory card slots is 104Mbps. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of throughput

1884, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Throughput.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throughput. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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