lost in the underflow = L = low-bandwidth

lots of MIPS but no I/O adj.

Used to describe a person who is technically brilliant but can't seem to communicate with human beings effectively. Technically it describes a machine that has lots of processing power but is bottlenecked on input-output (in 1991, the IBM Rios, a.k.a. RS/6000, was a notorious example).

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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