A communications interface technology developed by Intel that directly connects the Memory Controller Hub (the chip that controls the memory) to the I/O controller hub (the network interface) to eliminate network traffic through the PCI bus. The interface allows for full-duplex data transmission at gigabit speeds. Also, memory read and write operations have lower latencies because data moves directly from the network interface to RAM.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the association representing the international technology community. Its goal is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education and business solutions. In order to most efficiently serve the industry and its members, CompTIA has developed specialized initiatives […]
Often referred to as a CompactFlash card, a very small removable mass storage device that relies on flash memory technology, a storage technology that does not require a battery to retain data indefinitely. CompactFlash cards can support 3.3V and 5V operation and can switch between the two, in contrast to other small-form factor flash memory […]
One of the leading PC manufacturers. Based in Houston, Texas, Compaq Computer Corporation was founded in 1982 by Rod Canion, Bill Murto and Jim Harris. Its first product, released in 1983, was a portable computer. The following year it released a desktop PC. Over the years, Compaq has built a reputation as manufacturer of high-quality […]
- Component Object Model
A software architecture developed by Microsoft to build component-based applications. COM objects are discrete components, each with a unique identity, which expose interfaces that allow applications and other components to access their features. COM objects are more versatile than Win32 DLLs because they are completely language-independent, have built-in interprocess communications capability, and easily fit into […]
- CompuServe Information Service
Short for CompuServe Information Service, one of the first and largest online services. CompuServe supports a wide array of forums and provides many types of electronic-mail services. In addition, it is connected to hundreds of different database systems. In 1997, the content portion of CompuServe was acquired by America Online and the network service was […]