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- bypass airflow
An unintentional conditioned air leak that prevents a data center air cooling system from reaching some computer equipment. The cooled air may escape thorough cabling holes, escape under cabinets, or through holes in the walls or ceiling.
Abbreviation for binary term, a unit of storage capable of holding a single character. On almost all modern computers, a byte is equal to 8 bits. Large amounts of memory are indicated in terms of kilobytes (1,024 bytes), megabytes (1,048,576 bytes), and gigabytes (1,073,741,824 bytes).
Programming code that, once compiled, is run through a virtual machine instead of the computer��s processor. By using this approach, source code can be run on any platform once it has been compiled and run through the virtual machine. Bytecode is the compiled format for Java programs. Once a Java program has been converted to […]
- Computer-Aided design CAD
)Acronym for computer-aided design. A CAD system is a combination of hardware and software that enables engineers and architects to design everything from furniture to airplanes. In addition to the software, CAD systems require a high-quality graphics monitor; a mouse, light pen, or digitizing tablet for drawing; and a special printer or plotterfor printing design […]
- Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Acronym for computer-aided design and drafting. CADD systems are CAD systems with additional drafting features. For example, CADD systems enable an engineer or architect to insert size annotations and other notes into a design.