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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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As time slices away, we are approaching the end of times.
Furthermore, these are restricted to a few time slices over the more recent Earth history (the past 250 million years).
The Banderas Wagyu beef, this time slices of rib eye, was a perfectly medium rare with a whiff of thyme jus, baby bok choy leaves and marble potatoes keeping the steak company.
In the regions specified above, for example, one-third of the charge is consumed during DUT Tx time-slices, while more than 60 percent of the charge is consumed during LED1 time slices. The design engineer running the software can adjust the time being analyzed to focus on just a few milliseconds of device activity, or to consider a much longer period of operation.
2005-2016) for each one-year time slice. In Figure 8, the concentric rings of different colours represent papers published in different time slices.
Table vi shows the burst times and the time slices in the third round.
Therefore, time slices of the electromagnetic responses from a homogeneous half-space model with a conductivity of 0.01 S/m are presented in Figure 3.
Entry events belong to external events, its type is Periodic, and express that major time slicing is periodic distribution; the end event belongs to the internal event, its hard global deadline can represent the rotation cycle of major time slice of the partition scheduling, and the time slice of each partition is set between the entry event and the end event, and there is a Hard global deadline to represent the available time slices of the partition, respectively.
The fault interpretation was carried out through the interpretation of the vertical transects through the amplitude volume resulted from the poststack processing techniques applied as well as the time slices through the coherency volume.
where T(k) denotes the k-th time slice, Str[(i, j).sup.T(k)] is the social tie strength from i to j in the k-th time slice, and [bar.Str](i, j) indicates the average strength of social tie in all time slices.
That is, to N times of snapshots, we regard a certain number of snapshots with the same routing status as a piece of time slice. According to Assumptions 4 and 5, we can simplify DBNM into two static BNMs, respectively, which are the initial time slice [T.sup.1] during the prior probability learning process and the time slice [T.sup.2] of the present inference moment; two time slices are connected by state variables of common links, respectively, existing in time slices [T.sup.1] and [T.sup.2].
But when the data is shown on time slices, we can find that the four communities are completely different: some are in the state of "growing" and others in the state of "dying" (Figure 1(b)).