Real-time processing is
|“||[t]he processing of data by a computer system providing a required level of service, as a function of available resources, within a guaranteed response time, regardless of the load of the system, when stimulated by an external event.||”|
|“||the performance of a computation ￼during the actual time the related physical process transpires, in order that the results of the computation can be used in guiding the physical process.||”|
- ↑ Information Technology: Tools and Techniques for Improving the Efficiency of Federal Automatic Data Processing Operation, at 6.
- U.S. Export Administration Regulations, Part 772 (15 C.F.R. §772.1).