Short for Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud, Amazon EC2 is a commercial Web service from Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) that lets customers “rent” computing resources from the EC2 cloud. EC2 provides storage, processing, and Web services to customers. EC2 is a virtual computing environment, that enables customers to use Web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, load them with your custom applications, manage your network’s access permissions, and run your image using as many or few systems as you need.
- Ambient Air Temperature
In computer BIOS settings for some specific BTX Intel desktop boards, Ambient Air Temperature is an advanced hardware monitoring option that displays the temperature near the remote thermal diode on BTX form factor boards. See “BIOS Beep Codes” in the Quick Reference section of
- America Online
A popular online service. It is often abbreviated as AOL.
A family of personal computers originally produced by Commodore Business Machines. Amigas are powerful personal computers that have extra microprocessors to handle graphics and sound generation. The Amiga operating system has had preemptive multitasking since its inception in 1985, 10 years before this feature found its way into Microsoft Windows. Like older Apple Macintosh computers, […]
- Analog Display Services Interface
ADSI, or Analog Display Services Interface, is a Bellcore standard telephony technology used in POTS or computer PBX services that allows information to be transmitted for display on a display-based telephone connected to an analog loop-start line. The telephone must be a true ADSI-compliant device.
- Analog Telephone Adapter
A phone handset-to-Ethernet adapter that allows traditional (analog) telephone devices to be used with Voice Over IP (VOIP) services and equipment. The adapters are roughly the same size as a home Internet router and contain one or more traditional phone jack ports. The analog phone plugs into the adapter, which then communicates with an Internet […]