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steady-state throughput

The value to which a throughput measurement converges, as the duration of the observation period increases with statistically constant load on the virtual connection. [After T1.504-1989]


The number of bits, characters, or blocks passing through a data communication system, or portion of that system. Note 1: Throughput may vary greatly from its theoretical maximum. Note 2: Throughput is expressed in data units per period of time; e.g., in the DDN, as blocks per second. 2. The maximum capacity of a communications channel or system. 3. A measure of the amount of work performed by a system over a period of time, e.g., the number of jobs per day.

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