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Calculating Dynamic Time Quantum for Round Robin Process Scheduling Algorithm

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 98 - Number 21
Year of Publication: 2014
Aashna Bisht
Mohd Abdul Ahad
Sielvie Sharma

Aashna Bisht, Mohd Abdul Ahad and Sielvie Sharma. Article: Calculating Dynamic Time Quantum for Round Robin Process Scheduling Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Applications 98(21):20-27, July 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Aashna Bisht and Mohd Abdul Ahad and Sielvie Sharma},
	title = {Article: Calculating Dynamic Time Quantum for Round Robin Process Scheduling Algorithm},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {98},
	number = {21},
	pages = {20-27},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


Process scheduling using Round Robin Algorithm makes use of a fixed amount of time quantum that is assigned to each process to complete its execution. If the process is able to complete its execution within this time period, it is discarded from the ready queue otherwise it goes back to the rear of the ready queue and waits for its next turn. In this paper we have presented amelioration to the conventional round robin algorithm by evaluating the time quantum on the basis of the burst times of the various processes waiting in the ready queue. The allocation of dynamic time quantum to various processes will have a direct impact on various performance parameters like turnaround time, waiting time, response time and the number of context switches. Further we are increasing the time quantum for the processes which require a fractional more time to complete their execution than the allocated time quantum cycle(s).


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