multiprogramming


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multiprogramming,

n a technique for permitting more than one program to time-share machine components. This technique permits the concurrent handling of numerous programs by one computer.
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This policy will give us an idea of the benefits obtained by multiprogramming the cluster, when compared with the other policies that use an MPL > 1.
So it is possible to enhance system performance by allowing the increase of the multiprogramming level.
In a single machine, users can scale single shared-memory jobs further than ever before, have a single large resource for multiprogramming and access a massive amount of physical memory," said Dan Lenoski, engineering director for the Origin(TM) line and co-author of the book Scalable Shared-Memory Multiprocessing.
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