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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

    common gateway interface (CGI)

    Also see FastCGI. The common gateway interface (CGI) is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.  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 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    MEPIS

    MEPIS (pronounced MEHP-us) is a Linux distribution that includes the K Desktop Environment (KDE) based on the Trolltech Qt toolkit and also includes an anti-virus program known as ClamAV. MEPIS was originally released in 2003 by Warren Woodford, who...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    Firestarter

    Firestarter is an open source firewall program for personal computers and servers that support Linux kernels 2.4 and 2.6.  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    System V (System 5)

    System V (System 5) was an early form of the Unix operating system, originally developed by AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph). The first release, Release 1 (SVR1), appeared in 1983. Release 2 (SVR2) followed in 1984, Release 3 (SVR3) in 1987, ...  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service)

    Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) was a mainframe time-sharing operating system that was developed in the 1963-1969 period through the collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), General Electric (GE), and...  Continue Reading

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface)

    POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) is a set of standard operating system interfaces based on the Unix operating system.  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

    utility

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

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    zap

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

    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

    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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  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

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  • evil maid attack

    An evil maid attack is a security exploit that targets a computing device that has been shut down and left unattended.  An evil ...

  • Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

    In security, Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive framework of all the relevant subjects a security professional ...

  • rootkit

    A rootkit is a program or, more often, a collection of software tools that gives a threat actor remote access to and control over...

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  • value-based healthcare

    Value-based healthcare, also known as value-based care, is a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing ...

  • health informatics

    Health informatics is the practice of acquiring, studying and managing health data and applying medical concepts in conjunction ...

  • clinical trial

    A clinical trial, also known as a clinical research study, is a protocol to evaluate the effects and efficacy of experimental ...

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  • crisis communication

    Crisis communication is a method of corresponding with people and organizations during a disruptive event to provide them with ...

  • Zerto

    Zerto is a storage software vendor that specializes in enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery in virtual and ...

  • crisis management plan (CMP)

    A crisis management plan (CMP) is a document that outlines the processes an organization will use to respond to a critical ...

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  • hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit -- often called a disk drive, hard drive or hard disk drive -- that stores and provides relatively ...

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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