how do you determine the bandwidth of a program?

By LiL_G
Feb 27, 2007
  1. i'm completely lost on this subject and i was wondering if anyone could give me a little quick brief on what a bandwidth is and how do you determine the bandwidth of a certain program????:wave: :wave:
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    BANDWIDTH is related to network throughput of data, not a program per se.
    Programs have several benchmarks which relate to the resources consumed
    and the rate at which they can read or write data.

    Does this lead you to any new questions?
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Programs don`t have any bandwidth.They just have a memory footprint.
    ie the amount of RAM they use when running or the amount of disk space
    when not running.

    "In computer networks, bandwidth is used as a synonym for data transfer rate -
    the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time period (usually a second).
    This kind of bandwidth is usually expressed in bits (of data) per second (bps).
    Occasionally, it's expressed as bytes per second (Bps)".

    Your internet connection has a bandwidth,as does the "BUS" between your CPU and RAM.

    More here and here
  4. LiL_G

    LiL_G TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the information.
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