Metrical Task

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Metrical Task System
... Task systems are mathematical objects used to model the set of possible configuration of online algorithms ... A task system determines a set of states and costs to change states ... Task systems obtain as input a sequence of requests such that each request assignes processing times to the states ...

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    Or seen the furrows shine but late upturned,
    And where the fieldfare followed in the rear,
    When all the fields around lay bound and hoar
    Beneath a thick integument of snow.
    So by God’s cheap economy made rich
    To go upon my winter’s task again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)