Task (computing)

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A sample thread pool (green boxes) with waiting tasks (blue) and completed tasks (yellow)

In computing, a task is a unit of execution. In some operating systems, a task is synonymous with a process, and in others with a thread. In batch processing computer systems, a task is a unit of execution within a job.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "What is task? - Definition from WhatIs.com". WhatIs.com. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "What are computer processes?". liutilities.com. Retrieved June 11, 2015.