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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.
See also: ahead, of, schedule

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.
See also: behind, schedule

on schedule

Proceeding within the expected or planned schedule or timetable; 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?
See also: on, schedule

slated to (do something)

Scheduled or organized to do or participate in something. A: "How about dinner on Saturday?" B: "Our band is slated to be in Portland for a gig that night. Maybe the week after?" The famous magician has been slated to appear in events around the country for the next six months.
See also: slate, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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.
See also: behind, schedule

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.
See also: on, schedule

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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: on, schedule
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Moreover, the assumed distribution model has a significant impact on the performance of the network, so the scheduler needs to take a realistic distribution into account, noting that most of the current works use uniform distribution models.
The following Gantt chart shows the result under proposed scheduler:
Once the scheduler knows the number of users to be schedule and the bandwidth, the proposed scheduler is able to provide a fairness of resource blocks equal to all users and even poor channel users can increase the number of allocated times.
Credit Scheduler. Currently, the Credit scheduler [22] is the basic Xen scheduler.
The aim of the tests performed using a competitive hardware platform was the practical implementation of the following: the nHSE hardware integrated scheduler, the module treating asynchronous external interrupts, and the System--on--Chip project used in testing the CPU.
[5] used deadline aware scheduler, called Service Level Objective (SLO) scheduler.
Scheduler architecture for supporting fairness and QoS is indicated in Fig.
In TD scheduler part, PSS first selects UEs with non-empty RLC buffer and then divide them into two sets based on the TBR:
To optimize power usage, a scheduler must consider situations like energy rate contacts, pump rates, pump start and stop times.
Agilent Technologies has added Sample Scheduler to its OpenLAB CDS to simplify sample management with LIMS.
Osama Abdelfatah has been named a Supervising Scheduler in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The TT architecture is referred as "offline scheduler" or "static scheduler" architecture, it is statically computed before the system begins to execute [1]-[4].
The first paragraph introduces the framework of Hadoop and its job scheduler. The second paragraph analyzes the Hadoop task scheduling algorithms like IFO-Scheduler, Capacity-Scheduler, FairShare-Scheduler and LATE-Scheduler, concluding that there exist some problems in these scheduling algorithms.
Robust dynamic modeling lays the groundwork for an effective PMO IMS, but there is more work to do, and it takes more than the scheduler to make it happen.