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Unformatted text preview: 4003-440 and 4003-713 Operating SystemsHomework #1Due December 11, 2006Name: __Thomas Wasik________________________Section:________01_________________1. The issue of resource utilization shows up in different forms in different types of operating systems. List what resources must be managed carefully in the following settings:a. Mainframe or minicomputer systemsLPARS, access connections to terminals, virtualization devicesb. Workstations connected to servers Memory, CPU cycles, HDD space, Bandwidth to the serverc. Handheld computersPower Consumption, Memory, cpu Cycles (often have underpowered processors) screen realistate2. Under what circumstances would a user be better off using a timesharing system rather than a PC or single-user workstation? Under what circumstances would the user be better off using a PC or single-user workstation?A timesharing system is better whenever running complex computations and algorithms, such as DNA folding. A single-user pc is advantageous when you need to do trivial work, such as word processing, work that doesn't require a lot of...
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