a small, slender barracuda, Sphyraena argentea, of coastal seas from Alaska to Baja California, valued as a food fish.
processor (“P” from Pentium, 6 from 686, the successor to 586 which is what the Pentium would have been had it followed the naming scheme its predecessors) The name for the Pentium Pro during development. (1995-11-15)
- P53 gene
A gene that is thought to play a role in regulating cell death or apoptosis, in suppressing tumors, in regulating the cell cycle, and in stopping the cell from dividing when the DNA is damaged.
noun (in Britain) 1. a severance form issued by HMRC via an employer to a person leaving employment 2. (informal) get one’s P45, to be dismissed from one’s employment
A macro/subroutine package for parallel programming by Rusty Lusk . P4 uses monitors on shared memory machines and message passing on distributed memory machines. It is implemented as a subroutine library for C and Fortran. An enhancement of the “Argonne macros”, PARMACS. (ftp://info.mcs.anl.gov/pub/p4t1.2.tar.Z). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.