Formally called buffer-to-buffer credit (BBC) spoofing, and also called buffer-to-buffer credits, this is a technology that effectively removes limitations on data throughput for long-distance transmissions in a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). Usually Fibre Channel protocols limit the distance between the source and the destination network to within a few kilometers. Using buffer-to-buffer credits makes it possible to use off-site storage hundreds of kilometers away.
- buffer overflow
The condition wherein the data transferred to a buffer exceeds the storage capacity of the buffer and some of the data “overflows” into another buffer, one that the data was not intended to go into. Since buffers can only hold a specific amount of data, when that capacity has been reached the data has to […]
- buffer underrun
A common problem that occurs when burning data into a CD. It happens when the computer is not supplying data quickly enough to the CD writer for it to record the data properly. Recording data to a CD-R is a real-time process that must run nonstop without interruption of the signal. A computer will typically […]
An error or defect in software or hardware that causes a program to malfunction. Often a bug is caused by conflicts in software when applications try to run in tandem. According to folklore, the first computer bug was an actual bug. Discovered in 1945 at Harvard, a moth trapped between two electrical relays of the […]
(n.) A version of a software program. The term is usually used in reference to a program that is still in development. (v.) To program, or write lines of code.
- build to order
Abbreviated at BTO, in computer systems and electronic circuit board terminology it refers to a service offered by a manufacturer where a product is manufacture red and configured to an individual’s specific requirements.