advanced communications function
(ACF) A group of IBM SNA products that provide distributed processing and resource sharing such as VTAM and NCP.
[Communication or Communications?]
- Advanced computing environment
advanced computing environment body (ACE) A consortium to agree on an open architecture based on the MIPS R4000 chip. A computer architecture ARCS will be defined, on which either OS/2 or Open Desktop can be run. (1995-02-03)
- Advanced credit
academic credit allowed by an educational institution to an entering student for previously completed studies taken at another recognized institution.
- Advanced degree
an academic degree conferred for completion of requirements beyond the undergraduate college level, as M.S. or Ph.D. Contemporary Examples In an economy where everyone is overqualified, having an advanced degree is virtually worthless. Is a GED More Valuable Than a PhD? Kai Ma January 12, 2009 John, who holds an advanced degree in medical anthropology, […]
- Advanced encryption standard
advanced encryption standard cryptography, algorithm (AES) The NIST’s replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES. AES is Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS-197. AES currently supports 128, 192 and 256-bit keys and encryption blocks, […]