time quantum

time quantum

[′tīm ‚kwän·təm]
(computer science)

time quantum

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A small unit of time, called a time quantum or time slice, is defined.
The CPU scheduler picks the first process from the ready queue, sets a timer to interrupt after 1 time quantum, and dispatches the process.
At this time quantum particles had not yet started separating and there existed only one unified force.
By the time Quantum Poetics is mounted this June, CST members will not only be experts on the play and its themes, but will also have a deeply vested interest in the work.
The storage record has lengthened the time quantum memory can be stored before being passed to the next node.
In order to quantify the benefits of thread affinity, which seeks to schedule a thread to the same core in which it ran in the last time quantum it was active, and thread migration, which allows the scheduling of a thread to a core different from the core on which it ran in the last time quantum it was active due to the unavailability of this latter core, we consider and compare the following six scheduling algorithms.