Abbreviated as DUAL, the diffusing update algorithm is a routing protocol used by EIGRP to calculate and create routing tables to determine whether a path is looped or loop-free. It also allows a router running EIGRP to find alternate paths without waiting on updates from other routers. The diffusing update algorithm (DUAL) was developed at SRI International by Dr. J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves.
(adj.) Describes any system based on discontinuous data or events. Computers are digital machines because at their most basic level they can distinguish between just two values, 0 and 1, or off and on. There is no simple way to represent all the values in between, such as 0.25. All data that a computer processes […]
- digital access and cross-connect system (DACS)
A digital switching device in telecommunications for routing T1 lines. The DACS can cross-connect any T1 line in the system with any other T1 line also in the system. DACS can also connect any DS-0 channel or group of channels on a T1 line to any DS-0 time slots of any other line.
- digital artifact
In digital photography and digital video an artifact refers to any visible defect. Jaggies is considered to be a type of digital artifact, and image compression may also introduce artifacts into a digital image.
- digital audio
Refers to the reproduction and transmission of sound stored in a digital format. This includes CDs as well as any sound files stored on a computer. In contrast, the telephone system (but not ISDN) is based on an analog representation of sound. In sound recording and reproduction systems, digital audio refers to a digital representation […]
- digital camera
A camera that stores images digitally rather than recording them on film. Once a picture has been taken, it can be downloaded to a computer system, and then manipulated with a graphics program and printed. Unlike film photographs, which have an almost infinite resolution, digital photos are limited by the amount of memory in the […]