batch processing

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batch processing

Etymology: ME, baten, to bake
a processing mode used with computers in which accumulated similar programs and input data are processed simultaneously.

batch processing

Chemistry
The analysis of clinical specimens in a grouped “run”, which contrasts with the more labour-intensive testing of individual specimens.
 
Microbiology
The induction of bacterial growth in a closed-system bioreactor with a specific amount of nutrients; once nutrients are consumed, the system is drained of product and bacteria and a new “batch” of bacteria and nutrients are placed in the system.

batch processing,

n 1. data processing in which a number of similar input data items are grouped together and processed during a single machine run with the same program.
2. the processing of a group of instruments through sterilization or disinfection.
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ATP is scheduled to begin managing Natural batch programs in the first quarter of 2013.
Batch programs execute faster than before and stress tests show that the current infrastructure is able to support over 2000 users without the use of a TP Monitor, including the existing Citrix Farms that still use the same system resources.
The human services agencies in New York state will be using the software to establish, track and monitor eligibility in the Food Stamp, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other public assistance programs; establish child support orders and collect child support payments; and monitor child care facilities and child welfare cases using a combination of online and batch programs.
Since it is not feasible to eliminate or fully restructure the batch programs, we must be able to consume services from those programs meeting very high service level agreements for performance and reliability.