Short for Converged Network Adapter, CNA is a technology that supports data networking (TCP/IP) and storage networking (Fibre Channel) traffic on a single I/O adapter. CNAs support both Enhanced Ethernet and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Short for card-not-present, a term used to describe a merchant situation where the consumer makes a credit card transaction without providing the merchant with the card directly. Card-not-present situations include mail-order, telephone, or Internet transactions.
Acronym for Communication and Networking Riser. Developed by Intel, CNR is a riser card for ATX family motherboards that was developed in order to reduce the cost to OEMs of implementing LAN, home networking, audio and modem subsystems widely used in modern connected PCs. The CNR Specification is an open industry specification that defines a […]
Short for central office. In telephony, a CO is a telecommunications office centralized in a specific locality to handle the telephone service for that locality. Telephone lines are connected to the CO on a local loop. The CO switches calls between local service and long-distance service. ISDN and DSL signals also channel through the CO.
Short for Cache on a Stick, a cache technology developed by Intel. COAST is a small circuit board with cache SRAM chips that is attached to a motherboard, increasing the computer’s L2 cache. The circuit board is inserted into a special socket on the motherboard called a CELP.
- Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL)
Acronym for common business oriented language. Developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, COBOL is the second-oldest high-level programming language (FORTRAN is the oldest). It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers. COBOL is a wordy language; programs written in COBOL tend to be much longer than the same programs […]