I work in the software industry. At my company, we're trying to find an English term for the unit of cost for a computer process work, which consumes CPU, Memory, disk-usage, etc.
Our PM has come up with the term Computing Cycles. I tend to think it's incorrect English. I found an article which uses the term Compute Cycles.
Which term describes best that unit of cost? "Computing cycles," "compute cycles" or maybe something else?
An example of using the terms:
- image resizing algorithm for 100 big pictures costs 150 Compute Cycles
- image resizing algorithm for 100 big pictures costs 150 Computing Cycles