(CP) The component of IBM’s Virtual Machine (VM) that provides “guest support” for operating systems that run on IBM mainframe compatible processors. Cp does this by providing a seamless emulation of privileged functions in the problem program environment.
- Control program for microcomputers
operating system (CP/M) An early microcomputer operating system written by Gary Kildall of Digital Research for 8080 and Zilog Z80-based 8-bit computers. CP/M was very popular in the late 1970s but was virtually wiped out by MS-DOS after the release of the IBM PC in 1981. Many of CP/M’s features and conventions strongly resemble those […]
character (Or XON, DC1, Device Control 1) The character with ASCII code 17, used in software handshaking to resume output after a previous control-S. [Jargon File] (1996-06-28)
noun 1. a small rocket engine used to make corrections in the flight path of spacecraft or missiles.
noun 1. a neutron-absorbing material, as boron or cadmium, in the shape of a rod or other configuration, that can be moved into or out of the core of a nuclear reactor to regulate the rate of fission. noun 1. one of a number of rods or tubes containing a neutron absorber, such as boron, […]