The throughput describes the amount that is processed or transferred within a specified period of time through a previously defined limit (balance envelope, interface , control area).
In computer science , for example, throughput is a measure of the amount of data that can be processed by a system or subsystem per period of time. In computer networks , the data throughput indicates how much data can be transmitted over the network , a subnetwork or a network component over a period of time . It is to be distinguished from the latency as a measure of the running time of a datum through the network and from the network load , which describes the actually used portion of the available throughput.
- Metabolism throughput (energy expenditure)
- Throughput in traffic structures means of transport or in handled passengers
- Throughput in logistics (important for calculating costs → e.g. throughput fees / time required)
- Throughput for an air turbine or an axial fan
- In process engineering and chemistry, throughput is the amount of substance flowing through a system in a specific time unit (second, minute, hour) , measured in kg · s −1 , kg · min −1 or kg · h −1
- Hans-Dieter Jakubke, Ruth Karcher (coordinators): Encyclopedia of chemistry in three volumes, Spektrum Verlag, Heidelberg, Volume 1, 1999, ISBN 3-8274-0379-0 , S. 338th