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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 14:15:55 +0200
  • Message-id: <e5c49r$g47$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson wrote:

> Batch processing is a term derived from the old punch cards, when the
> operator would put in a whole "batch" of them for processing, instead
> of putting in one job at a time. This sense doesn't exist today, since
> any computer will work on multiple "jobs" at any one time.

As an aside - batch still exists - batch is everything that is not
realtime or interactive/on-line. An interactive/on-line transaction is
something with a less than 3sec response time. Compiling the Linux
kernel is batch.


/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich


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