Is there any async process behind the scenes?

Does anyone know if, when a script is waiting on a response from a server, the wait will count towards execution time and/or project hours - the server I am getting information from (US Patents) keeps one waiting for several minutes whilst it searches through it 7.5 million records. I need to do about 200 searches like that each run - so I am using a couple of hours for each run. But if there is an async process hosting my code somewhere then maybe I'm only using a few seconds. I'm in the design stage for my R script and advising others on which platform to use so the advice would come in handy at this stage. I don't want to put async complications in my own code as it will make it tricky for my fairly newbie collaborators to understand. Thanks.

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