QUANTUM (System Parameter)
QUANTUM is a system parameter that defines the following:
- Processor time: maximum amount of processor time a process can receive before control passes to another process of equal priority that is ready to compute
- Balance set residency: minimum amount of service a compute- state process must receive before being swapped out to secondary storage
QUANTUM has the DYNAMIC and MAJOR attributes. On Alpha and Integrity servers, QUANTUM also has the AUTOGEN attribute.