time slice

time slice

[′tīm ‚slīs]
(computer science)
A time interval during which a time-sharing system is processing one particular computer program. Also known as time quantum.

time slice

(operating system)
(Or "time quantum", "quantum") The period of time for which a process is allowed to run uninterrupted in a pre-emptive multitasking operating system.

The scheduler is run once every time slice to choose the next process to run. If the time slice is too short then the scheduler will consume too much processing time but if it is too long then processes may not be able to respond to external events quickly enough.

time slice

A short interval of time allotted to each user or program in a multitasking or timesharing system. Time slices are typically in milliseconds.
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A visitor watches a short track speed skating event using KT's interactive time slice at Gangneung Ice Arena.
If topics are independently extracted through static HDP for each grouped dataset according to a specific time slice, the evolutionary information will be lost.
Each process is given a fixed time slice, after which it is preempted and moved to the expired array.
He used the time slice effect in one of his videos recently.
Each time slice represents either a production time (active) or a downtime (inactive or fault).
4), the time slice were selected, from which the following measures were extracted (Fig.
The battle for the land is the core of the story and in each time slice we see the girls lose their secure family base and find themselves in challenging situations which test them.
2004), a full score (equal to 1) is given to the species ranging through a whole time slice (biozone in this paper) or in case of short-ranging species to part of it.
The teeth were sampled along a 32-km transect within a time slice of about 150,000 years.
Reducing the time slice increases the number of context switches which can improve more threads' chances to progress at the expense of a larger total context switch overhead time.
Example of nodes that categorized as temporal nodes are the Agent Intervention Nodes (nodes with prefix AQ_) and Learner Exploration Nodes (nodes with prefix SQ_, SA_) The unique property of temporal nodes is that this type of nodes allow the instantiation of evidences at a particular GUI in time slice [t.