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Using Work Shifts to Balance Processing Workload

Part of a manager's definition is how many operating system processes it can devote to reading requests. For each of these processes, referred to as a target process, a manager can start one concurrent program.

For each work shift you assign to a manager, you define a number of target processes.

By using work shifts with different numbers of target processes, you can modify your concurrent processing workload according to the day, time of day, and even specific dates.

The figure below illustrates how, by using three work shifts, a manager can be defined to run three programs concurrently from 6:00am-6:00pm, and six programs concurrently from 6:00pm-6:00am.

Figure 1 - 13.

See Also

Defining Managers and their Work Shifts

Work Shift Definitions

Using Time-Based Queues

Work Shift by Manager Report

Work Shifts Report

Work Shifts

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