QUANTUM (System Parameter)

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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.