Short for available bit rate, or Class C quality of service, an ATM bandwidth-allocation service that adjusts the amount of bandwidth based on the amount of traffic in the network. ABR service provides a guaranteed minimum bandwidth capacity but allows data to be bursted at higher capacities when the network is free.
Compare with CBR, UBR and VBR.
Short for automatic backup system.
Short of Application Configuration Access Protocol, an e-mail protocol being developed by the IETF to complement IMAP4. ACAP supports related e-mail services such as subscribing to bulletin boards, and organizing and searching mailboxes and address books. ACAP was previously known as IMSP (Interactive Mail Support Protocol).
Short for Automatic Call Distributor, a telephone facility that handles incoming calls and manages them based on a database of handling instructions.
) Short for Accelerated Hub Architecture (also called Intel Hub Architecture), Intel introduced this hub architecture starting with the 820 chipset. The hub architecture divides control between a memory controller hub (MCH) that supports memory and AGP and an I/O controller hub (ICH) that supports PCI, USB, sound, IDE and LAN. The word hub in […]
ACID is the acronym used to describe the four properties of an enterprise-level transaction : ATOMICITY: a transaction should be done or undone completely. In the event of a failure, all operations and procedures should be undone, and all data should rollback to its previous state. CONSISTENCY: a transaction should transform a system from one […]