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- Write a second program called cpuloop that runs a mathematically
intensive loop for a fixed number of iterations. Make it take the
number of iterations as an argument from the command line. Calibrate
the program so that you know how many iterations take about 3 seconds
of CPU time. It should not print anything inside the loop.
This program will be CPU-bound; that is, its run time will be
primarily determined by how much CPU time it gets. Other programs
might be I/O-bound, meaning that their performance is determined by
the performance of one of the I/O systems, and relatively insensitive
to the amount of CPU that's available.
Allen B. Downey