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Efficient Operation of a Program on a Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039996D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Nyfeler, JA Wang, RT [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for providing acceptable performance levels for a program running on a computer. The performance of a program is impacted severely when it is used on a computer to network computers. The performance drop is due to the task management on the computer. Previously, the way to get better performance from the program on a computer was to tailor the timeslice value that the task management program uses to allocate resources to a program until the program performed in an acceptable manner. The major drawback with this approach is that the resource does not vary in a dynamic way. Once the value is set, the system will not respond to changing system requirements. As other applications required resources, the program will not be able to share the resources assigned to it.