(1) Short for graphics accelerator.
(2) A type of expansion board that makes a computer faster by adding a faster CPU or FPU. Most modern computers are designed to accept simpler upgrades. Built into the motherboard is a socket in which the CPU sits. It is usually possible simply to remove the CPU and replace it with a faster model. This is particularly easy if the socket is a zero insertion force (ZIF) socket.
An accelerometer is a device that measures non-gravitational accelerations. On the Apple iPhone there is a 3-way axis device which is used to determine the iPhone’s physical position. The accelerometer can tell when the iPhone is tilted, rotated, or moved.
(v.) (1) To use. For example, programs can access memory , which means they read data from or write data to main memory. A user can access files, directories, computers, or peripheral devices. (2) More specifically, access often means to read data from or write data to a mass storage device. The time it takes […]
- access code
Same as password, a series of characters and numbers that enables a user to access a computer.
- access control
Refers to mechanisms and policies that restrict access to computer resources.
- access node
Another name for an edge switch.