Acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, the first operational electronic digital computer in the U.S., developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables. The ENIAC, weighing 30 tons, using 200 kilowatts of electric power and consisting of 18,000 vacuum tubes, 1,500 relays, and hundreds of thousands of resistors, capacitors, and inductors, was completed in 1945. In addition to ballistics, the ENIAC’s field of application included weather prediction, atomic-energy calculations, cosmic-ray studies, thermal ignition, random-number studies, wind-tunnel design, and other scientific uses. The ENIAC soon became obsolete as the need arose for faster computing speeds.
A Web-enabled Ethernet Networking Interface. This module presents additional remote Web capabilities by providing read/write access via the Internet.
Software characterized by frequent updates, fixes, and patches. The term is somewhat derogatory, indicating software that was released without sufficient testing or before all features could be added. With the intense market pressure to release software products as soon as possible, and with the increased ease of updating software via Internet downloads, dribbleware is becoming […]
- EOF mark
Short for end-of-file mark, a special character or sequence of characters that marks the end of a file. Operating systems need to keep track of where every file ends. There are two techniques for doing this: One is to put a special end-of-file mark at the end of each file. The other is to keep […]
- EOL mark
Short for end-of-line mark, a special character or sequence of characters that marks the end of a line. For many programs, the EOL character is CTRL -M (carriage return) or CTRL -J (new line). End-of-line can also be abbreviated EOLN.
Short for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, EPEAT is a procurement tool designed to help large volume purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. Manufacturers use an online registration process to identify which criteria each of their products meets. Products are […]