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ahead of schedule

Earlier than a given deadline. Since the contractor and his crew completed the renovations ahead of schedule, we were able to move into the house before winter arrived. Repaying your loan ahead of schedule will save you money in the long term by reducing the amount of interest you'll have to pay.
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behind schedule

Not having progressed as much as is necessary to meet a particular deadline. I'm so far behind schedule that I'll never get this report done by Friday. Thanks to the flu, I'm now behind schedule in my party preparations.
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on schedule

At the scheduled or expected time; neither late nor early. We're still on schedule to arrive at 09:30. What's status of the project? Are you all still on schedule?
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*ahead of schedule

Fig. having done something before the time given on a schedule or before the expected time. (*Typically: be ~; finish ~.) I want to be able to finish the job ahead of schedule.
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*behind schedule

having failed to do something by the appointed time, especially the time given on a written plan. (*Typically: be ~; fall ~; get ~.) We have to hurry and finish soon or we will fall behind schedule. The project is behind schedule by six months.
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on schedule

at the expected or desired time. The plane came in right on schedule. Things have to happen on schedule in a theatrical performance.
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slated to do something scheduled to do something

. (*Typically: be ~; have someone ~.) Mary is slated to go to Washington in the fall. We are slated to leave in November.
See also: schedule, slate

on schedule

At the announced or expected time, as in Her first baby arrived right on schedule. Originally alluding to published railroad timetables, this expression dates from the late 1800s.
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Therefore, scheduling algorithm is the key component to basically determine the way in which task will be executed by the scheduler.
To make full use of computing resources of the whole cluster, when resources that the queues assigned are not used, Capacity Scheduler will assign them to other queues.
Heirloom's cloud-based job scheduler is a real step forward in the modernization of legacy applications," said Mark Haynie, Chief Technology Officer for Heirloom Computing.
Assuming the message is relevant to the user per their configuration settings, the scheduler receives a flashing red message.
A scheduler's performance cannot be assessed solely from his or her individual cognitive contribution to the scheduling function; a scheduler also provides significant social and organizational contributions that support the scheduling function, and the social and organizational setting will provide contextual influence on scheduling performance.
For complete ease of use, you can record macros, and a feature unique to Macro Scheduler means recorded macros are converted to efficient, reliable scripts that can be edited and modified later.
The scheduling question takes the following form: If two tokens take random walks on the same array and every step of each walk is known in advance, can the scheduler keep the tokens from ever colliding by choosing, on each tick of the clock, which token moves?
Every evening, a scheduler punches a computer key and prints out a timetable of one to 20 pages to guide a policy-maker's next day.
Spectrum LTE Femtocell Scheduler preliminary specification(C)1994-2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Worldwide Computer Products News-9 January 2007-New version of Scheduler Plus now available from PeopleCube(C)1995-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
For complete ease of use, you can record macros, and a feature unique to Macro Scheduler allows recorded macros to be converted to scripts and edited.
Embarcadero Job Scheduler performs as an enterprise scheduler, also centralizing the management of scheduled tasks, independent of platform or job types.
The rule-based scheduler allows users to constrain their schedules based on real-world factors such as tonnage requirements, operator availability, or auxiliary-equipment needs.
Scheduler is the most intuitive and complete free product of its kind and represents the latest addition to Groupon's extensive suite of merchant marketing tools, which help business owners acquire more customers and run their businesses more successfully.