Pronounced sern. Short for Conseil Europeen pour le Recherche Nucleaire (European Laboratory for Particle Physics), a research laboratory headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and funded by many different countries. While most work deals with nuclear physics, the CERN is known for Tim Berners-Lee’s pioneering work in developing the World Wide Web portion of the Internet.
Short for the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center. CERT was started in December 1988 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which was part of the U.S. Department of Defense, after the Morris Worm disabled about 10% of all computers connected to the Internet. CERT/CC is located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally […]
CE-ATA is a derivative of the ATA storage specification for CE (consumer electronics) equipment. The CE-ATA design is smaller and more power efficient than current technologies, making it a better choice for devices like portable audio players, handhelds, and mobile phones. From an industry perspective the benefits of CE-ATA are many. The CE-ATA standard is […]
- Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM)
Short for cubic feet per minute, a measurement of the velocity at which air flows into or out of a space. The CFM measurement often is used in reference to a computer��s cooling system, and more typically in reference to an air-cooling system that is supporting overclocking.
Short for ColdFusion Markup Language, a proprietary markup language developed by Allaire for use with ColdFusion. CFML is a tag-based Web scripting language supporting dynamic Web page creation and database access in a Web server environment. In the language, ColdFusion tags are embedded in HTML files. The HTML tags determine the page’s layout while the […]
Abbreviation of color/graphics adapter, an old graphics system for PCs. Introduced in 1981 by IBM, CGA was the first color graphics system for IBM PCs. Designed primarily for computer games, CGA does not produce sharp enough characters for extended editing sessions. CGA’s highest-resolution mode is 2 colors at a resolution of 640 by 200. CGA […]