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Process/Processor Icons And Queues

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102811D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Peters, AM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique which allows iconic specification of process start (run) and processors (CPUs) for execution of programs in order to overcome deficiencies in current techniques.

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Process/Processor Icons And Queues

      Provided is a technique which allows iconic specification of
process start (run) and processors (CPUs) for execution of programs
in order to overcome deficiencies in current techniques.

      The user is provided with conventional function for defining
and initiating programs.  In addition, users are provided with the
following enhancements
      Icons to represent available processors, which are
      potentially many in a multi-processing/tasking system
      Direct manipulation of iconic representations of
      programs, e.g., move program to a certain processor for
      execution
      A visual job/program queue showing programs pending
      execution by a processor (as well as "in process")
      Direct manipulation of elements in the queue, e.g.,
      change execution order or target processor

      The benefits to the user include new function, ease of
learning, increased graphic techniques for program and process
management, improved usability, improved user control over processing
via direct manipulation, and consistency with conventional object
management techniques.

      Disclosed anonymously.