root task

root task

[′rüt ‚task]
(computer science)
The initial program on a parallel machine from which one or more child processes branch out in the fork-join model.
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Tasks can't read properly such type of file as it needs a root task to create a tree of tasks.
The Root task tries to learn a policy for meeting the overall resource quota in the original MDP by solving and combining the solutions of three subtasks: a GetGold subtask that moves a peasant to the vicinity of a goldmine and then mines for gold, a GetWood subtask that does the same for wood, and a GWDeposit subtask that brings a peasant carrying gold or wood back to the townhall to deposit the resource.
g = 1) and discovers the subtask associated with the segment as a child of the root task.
Suffering the general execration of any outfit that might be militia-related is the Fully Informed Jury Association, which, as I wrote last week, demands that juries be informed that their root task is to consult their consciences about the rights and wrongs of the case before them, said task superseding all instructions of the judge.
As its name implies, all FIJA demands is that juries be informed that their root task is to consult their consciences about the rights and wrongs of the case before them, and that task supersedes all instructions from the judge.
This approach empowers IT organizations with the ability to delegate root tasks and authorization on Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X platforms without ever disclosing the highly sensitive root password.