One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Occurring at intervals in short sudden episodes or groups.
- ‘This is particularly important for data communications because of the discontinuous and bursty nature of the traffic.’
- ‘Internet traffic flows can be bursty, and it's important to ensure that bursts headed to one subscriber do not affect service provided to others.’
- ‘In addition, a planning system is more flexible with the capacity to meet strict deadlines and cope with bursty peaks in demand.’
- ‘A ton of customers can go through this pipe, especially in the bursty data world.’
- ‘But mathematical progress is bursty, and a single breakthrough could more than make up for lost time.’
- 1.1 Relating to or denoting the transmission of data in short, separate bursts of signals.
- ‘This network is uniquely unqualified to carry the newer types of bursty LAN traffic, and so traffic engineering becomes an expensive problem.’
- ‘This allows carriers to map packet data into arbitrarily sized TDM pipes-for example, taking bursty Ethernet traffic and mapping it into a fixed bandwidth channel.’
- ‘Ethernet is explicitly designed to handle packet-based, bursty data traffic.’
- ‘It is important to separate LAN and SAN traffic to allow bulk data transfer to occur on the SAN without any affect from bursty, less predictable LAN traffic.’
- ‘Packet switching is best suited for transmitting bursty data traffic that is not affected by delays.’
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