orderly shutdown

orderly shutdown

[′ȯrd·ər·lē ′shət‚dau̇n]
(computer science)
The procedures for shutting off a computer system in an organized manner, normally after all work in progress has been completed, permitting restarting of the systems without loss of transactions or data.
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There ensues a so-called orderly shutdown, whereby staff with 'accepted status' clock in for four instead of eight hours a day to extend the payroll pool.
At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.
This is what's known as an "orderly shutdown," during which employees who are furloughed can be allowed to come in for up to four hours to preserve their work, finish timecards or turn in their government-issued phones.
"Although we are hopeful that this lapse in appropriations will be of short duration, employees should report to work for their next regularly scheduled tour of duty to undertake orderly shutdown activities.
"If you have a UPS attached to every device and the power goes out, this will make sure there is an orderly shutdown and the equipment is not damaged."
MIL-SPEC power supplies for AC/DC operation, along with an auxiliary power unit (APU) for battery back-up long enough to assure orderly shutdown to prevent data loss.
At the time, Rooyakkers answered: "The immediate issue for an owner/operator is to assure a safer and more orderly shutdown of a process in the event of an accidental or intentional EMP strike, and this is what an EMP-hardened control and safety system can provide.
Land of Lincoln Health is to begin an orderly shutdown of its insurance services.
Suncor started an orderly shutdown of its base plant operations and said its Firebag facility will move to minimal essential personnel, while Syncrude has evacuated the majority of its workforce to Edmonton but left a minimum staff of some 100 people at its Mildred Lake upgrader and Aurora Mine.
25 that they were putting Health Republic in an orderly shutdown process.
According to its website, the MTA's service will begin an orderly shutdown of service at 4:00 pm due to deteriorating weather conditions and concerns for customer and employee safety.