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  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    coprocessor

    A coprocessor is a special set of circuits in a microprocessor chip that is designed to manipulate numbers or perform some other specialized function more quickly than the basic microprocessor circuits could perform the same task.  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Pong

    Pong is said to have been both the first coin-operated arcade game and the first popular home video game.  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of the World Wide Web and director of the coordinating body for Web development, the W3C. Berners-Lee credits Vint Cerf and Bob Khan (who defined the Internet protocol (IP) that allows computers to exchange packets of ...  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    superscalar

    Superscalar describes a microprocessor design that makes it possible for more than one instruction at a time to be executed during a single clock cycle.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    sequential consistency

    In computers, sequential consistency is best defined by its inventor, Leslie Lamport, who declared that a multiprocessing system had sequential consistency if:".  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    zap

    In general usage, zap (noun) is spiciness, kick, or a powerful force.  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    utility

    In computers, a utility is a small program that provides an addition to the capabilities provided by the operating system.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    emulator

    In computers, an emulator is a hardware device or a program that pretends to be another particular device or program that other components expect to interact with.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    core dump

    A core dump is the printing or the copying to a more permanent medium (such as a hard disk) the contents of random access memory (RAM) at one moment in time.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    flat file system

    A flat file system is a system of files in which every file in the system must have a different name.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    glass house

    Glass house is a term for centralized computing in an enterprise and the mindset of those who plan and administer it.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    computer operator

    A computer operator is the person responsible for monitoring and controlling computer systems especially mainframe computer systems in a company or organization.  Continue Reading

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    code

    In programming, code (noun) is a term used for both the statements written in a particular programming language - the source code, and a term for the source code after it has been processed by a compiler and made ready to run in the computer - the ...  Continue Reading

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