A task is an executable that is internal to SAP ASE (for example, user connections, daemons such as the housekeeper task, and kernel tasks such as I/O handling).

SAP ASE schedules tasks to threads, which assign CPU time to each task. SAP ASE tasks include:

SAP ASE multiplexes tasks across the threads. Run-to-completion (RTC) thread pools place a task in a thread pool and the next available thread picks up the task, which remains on the thread until it completes, and terminates when it finishes running.

See Performance and Tuning Series: Basics > Base Priority for a description of setting the task priority for an individual task.

The monTask monitoring table includes a row for each task running on SAP ASE. See the Reference Manual: Tables.