Abbreviated as APIC, an Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller is a PIC used to extend the number of IRQs available, has more available interrupt lines that a typical PIC and also supports distributed CPUs. APIC must be implemented on the motherboard and also supported by the operating system. APIC differs from PIC as it offers multiple APICs on a motherboard connected via a bus system. The CPU has a LOCAL APIC and the motherboard has at least one I/O APIC.
The name given to the user interface (UI) for Windows Vista operating system. The interface is referred to as Aero Basic, and Vista also offers a second version called Aero Glass which provides even more graphics intensive features but requires a 3D video card that supports DirectX 9, and it must have a Longhorn Display […]
- After Power Failure
In computer BIOS settings for Intel desktop boards, After Power Failureis a power management option that will set the mode of operation if a power loss occurs. Users can select the following settings: Stay Off: Keeps the power off until the power button is pressed. Last State: Restores the previous power state before power loss […]
A WLAN networking device by Apple Computer. It is based on Wi-Fi standards ( IEEE 802.11b) and is compatible with other 802.11b devices. Similar devices from Apple Computer that are based on the IEEE 802.11g specification are called AirPort Extreme.
- Alan Turing
1912(b)-1954(d). English mathematician, logician and philosopher who made important advancements in the field of computer theory and who contributed important logical analyses of computer processes. During WWII, Turing served in the cryptanalytic headquarters at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, where he was largely responsible for breaking the German Enigma military […]