A specification developed by Intel, Compaq and Microsoft that would standardize the size, shape, and connection of computer components, such as disk drives, modems, and audio devices. This would enable computer owners to easily exchange and upgrade these components. The Device Bay specification is similar to the PCMCIA standard, but is designed for larger, faster devices. Device Bay components would connect to a computer using either the USB or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interfaces.
Although the original specification was worked out in early 1997, computer manufacturers have not yet adopted it. Some analysts expect the first computers supporting Device Bay to appear sometime in 1999.
- Device Software Optimization
Device Software Optimization (DSO) is a methodology that enables companies to develop and run multiple device software at a faster more reliable rate and at a lower cost. DSO encompasses enterprise-wide development processes and benefits include a standardization of technologies, tools and processes, reuse of intellectual property, and a broad ecosystem of hardware and software […]
Developed in 1984 by R.P. Wecker, Dhrystone is a benchmark program written in C or Pascal (and now even in Java) that tests a system’s integer performance. The program is CPU bound, performing no I/O functions or operating system calls. Dhrystones per second is the metric used to measure the number of times the program […]
A publishing system that treats the electronic copy of a document as the “digital master” for both the electronic and print versions. The data originally entered by the document author is also used as the basis for creation, reuse and enhancement of all meta data. DiVA is developed and is maintained by the DiVA Project […]
- Dial-Up Networking
A component in Windows 95 (and Windows 98) that enables you to connect your computer to a network via a modem. If your computer is not connected to a LAN and you want to connect to the Internet, you need to configure Dial-Up Networking (DUN) to dial a Point of Presence (POP) and log into […]
Abbreviated as D8, a recording format that uses digital video (DV) compression to store data digitally on 8mm tape. It was marketed by Sony in the late ’90s and is its proprietary digital camcorder format.