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 for scheduler
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: computer hardware that arranges jobs to be done by the
           computer in an appropriate order

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      The arrangement of a number of related operations
     in time.
     There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers:
     instruction scheduling - sequencing the instructions
     executed by the CPU
     multitasking ("process scheduling") - sharing a CPU between
     several processes
     application software to help organise your daily meetings
     task scheduling - algorithms to solve the general problem
     of satisfying time and resource constraints between a number
     of tasks.
     Compare planning.

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