dispatching priority

dispatching priority

[dis′pach·iŋ prī‚är·əd·ē]
(computer science)
In a multiprogramming or multitasking environment, the priority assigned to an active (non-real time, nonforeground) task.
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If Amtrak trains, which have statutory dispatching priority over freight trains, cannot be moved efficiently through the nation s principal rail hub, then freight shipments will continue to be slowed by gridlock as well.
This work, which led to two patents, involved determining the appropriate means of capturing application resource demand characteristics in a form that is usable by software algorithms that control factors such as online session destination, dispatching priority and multiprogramming levels.
The DATA MATE 840 specifically enables waste fleet managers to exercise efficient control over the day-to-day operations of waste fleet vehicles, including vehicle tracking and dispatching priority, by providing immediate information to the fleet dispatcher.