(SMM) A reduced power consumption state provided by some Intel microprocessors. When a CPU enters SMM it saves its current state in a special area of static RAM called SMRAM (System Management RAM) and then runs a program, also stored in SMRAM, the SMM handler.
SMM is implemented in all Intel “SL” suffixed CPUs. In June 1993, Intel announced it was discontinuing its SL range and instead making all its current processors SL enhanced.
See also Auto Idle.
- System manager
- System mangler
humour A humorous synonym for “system manager”, possibly from the fact that one major IBM operating system had a root account called SYSMANGR. The term refers specifically to a systems programmer in charge of administration, software maintenance, and updates at some site. Unlike admin, this term emphasises the technical end of the skills involved. [Jargon […]
or systems operator noun 1. a person who maintains a computer system or network, especially one who operates a computer bulletin board.
- System product interpreter
Restructured EXtended eXecutor