The antivirus that runs in the background on your PC can be thought of as a batch workload
- A large task or unit of work that takes a long time to complete and is run in the background.
BCP (Base Control Program)
The BCP can be thought of as analogous to the Linux Kernel.
- This is the core component of z/OS that everything else depends on.
BCPii (Base Control Program internal interface)
- Set of authorized programs to submit queries, make changes, and perform operational procedures against the system.
BLKSIZE (block size)
A block can be thought of as being analogous to a TCP/IP packet.
- This is a mechanism for optimizing disk I/O. Data is read from and written to a data set as a series of blocks or segments. The block size on a data set can be set to a size that is most optimal for the storage device that the data set resides on.