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Meaning of SLOPSUCKER

 
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/slop'suhk-r/ A lowest-priority task that waits around until everything else has "had its fill" of machine resources. Only when the machine would otherwise be idle is the task allowed to "suck up the slop". Also called a "hungry puppy" or "bottom feeder". One common variety of slopsucker hunts for large prime numbers. Compare background.

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