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  • May 29, 2012 29 May'12

    program counter

    A program counter is a register in a computer processor that contains the address (location) of the instruction being executed at the current time.  Continue Reading

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    stack pointer

    A stack pointer is a small register that stores the address of the last program request in a stack. A stack is a specialized buffer which stores data from the top down. The most recently entered request always resides at the top of the stack.  Continue Reading

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    pulse

    A pulse is a burst of current, voltage, or electromagnetic-field energy. In practical electronic and computer systems, a pulse may last from a fraction of a nanosecond up to several seconds or even minutes.  Continue Reading

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    ROM emulation

    ROM emulation is the process of copying data from a ROM (read-only memory) chip to a storage medium such as a hard disk or flash memory.  Continue Reading

  • May 22, 2012 22 May'12

    Cassandra (Apache Cassandra)

    Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database system for storing and managing large amounts of data across commodity servers without a single point of failure (SPoF). Cassandra, which can handle hundreds of thousands of requests per ...  Continue Reading

  • May 22, 2012 22 May'12

    conductor

    ln electronics, a conductor is a substance in which electrical charge carriers move easily from atom to atom with the application of voltage. A substance that does not conduct electricity is called an insulator or dielectric material.  Continue Reading

  • May 18, 2012 18 May'12

    business process professional

    A business process professional is a person whose job is involves using business process management (BPM) technologies and techniques to enable the continuous improvement, optimization and transformation of an organization’s business processes.  Continue Reading

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    business rules management

    Business rules management (BRM) is the administration and automation of business rules.  Continue Reading

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages WhatIs.com, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.  Continue Reading

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    Ivy Wigmore

    Ivy Wigmore is content editor on WhatIs.com, the IT encyclopedia engine behind TechTarget’s large network of technology media websites.  Continue Reading

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