Acronyms that contain the term thundering herd problem

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We Have a Problem

Governmental » NASA

   
PBL

Problem Based Learning

Community » Educational

   
TSP

Traveling Salesman Problem

Academic & Science » Mathematics

   
N/P

No Problem

Internet » Chat

   
PEBKAC

Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

Computing » General

   
QAP

Quadratic Assignment Problem

Academic & Science » Mathematics

   
BVP

Boundary Value Problem

Academic & Science » Mathematics

   
IPCS

Interactive Problem Control System

Computing » Software

   
PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

Computing » General

   
PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

Computing » Texting

   
PDPS

Problem Driver Pointer System

Governmental » Transportation

   
PDPS

Problem Driver Pointer System

Community » Law

   
NOPD

Not Our Problem, Dude

Internet » Chat

   
QKP

Quadratic Knapsack Problem

Academic & Science » Mathematics

   
WCPG

Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
TDHIA

Texas Dairy Herd Improvement Association

Medical » Veterinary

   
POLARIS

Problem Oriented Learning And Retrieval Information System

Community » Educational

   
WYPO

What's Your Problem Owl?

Internet » Chat

   
QNHT

Qualified Negative Herd Test

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

   
WHFG

Whole Herd Feed Gain

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

   
NDHIA

National Dairy Herd Improvement Association (USA)

Medical » Veterinary

   
KPP-NEG

Key Player Problem - Negative

Community » Sports

   
HUHI

herd udder health index

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
PSE

Problem Solving Environment

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
WGMP

Weighted Graph Matching Problem

Academic & Science » Mathematics

   

What does thundering herd problem mean?

Thundering herd problem
The thundering herd problem occurs when a large number of processes waiting for an event are awoken when that event occurs, but only one process is able to proceed at a time. After the processes wake up, they all demand the resource and a decision must be made as to which process can continue. After the decision is made, the remaining processes are put back to sleep, only to all wake up again to request access to the resource. This occurs repeatedly, until there are no more processes to be woken up. Because all the processes use system resources upon waking, it is more efficient if only one process was woken up at a time. This may render the computer unusable, but it can also be used as a technique if there is no other way to decide which process should continue. Though the phrase is mostly used in computer science, it could be an abstraction of the observation seen when cattle are released from a shed or when wildebeest are crossing the Mara River. In both instances, the movement is suboptimal.

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