<algorithm> The arrangement of a number of related operations in time.

There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers:

instruction scheduling - sequencing the instructions executed by the CPU

multitasking ("process scheduling") - sharing a CPU between several processes

application software to help organise your daily meetings etc.

task scheduling - algorithms to solve the general problem of satisfying time and resource constraints between a number of tasks.

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Last updated: 1998-04-25

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