6. Batch operating system

This kind of operating system is optimised for running jobs without user interaction.

batch payrollA 'job' consists of a set of input data files to be processed at a later time. The result of the batch job may be set of output files or more often a set of printed documents.

For instance a large company may invest in a mainframe loaded with a batch operating system to run their payroll system.

A car company may want to use a batch system to work out their bill of materials. The input will be details of the cars to be built and output will be a set of order for their suppliers.



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