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Processing - batch, on-line & real-time processing
Here are some examples of past exam questions:
June 03 P2.6
1) Give two situations where real-time processing is used. [2]
Two answers from:
System to monitor hospital patients e.g. to check heart is beating
Greenhouse control system.
Automatic pilot/Aircraft onboard flight control…

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An instant response is required as the autopilot means a computer is flying the plane. If the computer used batch
processing then it would receive several instructions which it would store before it followed them & this could lead
to the plane crashing. The computer needs to respond to instructions…

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