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: to commit excessively: as a: to obligate (as oneself) beyond the ability for fulfillment b: to allocate (resources) in excess of the capacity for replenishment
— over·com·mit·ment Listen to the pronunciation of overcommitment \-mənt\ nounhttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/overcommit
v. o·ver·com·mit·ted, o·ver·com·mit·ting, o·ver·com·mits
1. To bind or obligate (oneself, for example) beyond the capacity for realization.
2. To allocate or apportion (money, goods, or resources) in amounts incapable of replacement.
To be or become overcommitted.
Quelle, wo es aufgetaucht ist:
"If a user submits I/O bound jobs, the CPU of the machine where the job is running on may become underutilized. In such a case, admins might try to overcommit teh worker node by putting anothe job on it. This, however, can slow down the I/O bound user job."
(aus einem Vortrag über Grid-Computing)