In networking terms – for wired and wireless networks – goodput is used to describe the number of packets that are exchanged between the applications that use the network.
A more commonly known related term is throughput. It measures the amount of packets exchanged over the network to determine network efficiency.
Goodput can also be described as measuring the throughput at the application level.
A system that pre-dates the World Wide Web for organizing and displaying files on Internet servers. A Gopher server presents its contents as a hierarchically structured list of files. With the ascendance of the Web, many gopher databases were converted to Web sites which can be more easily accessed via Web search engines. Gopher was […]
Short for graphics pages per minute, the speed with which laser printers can print nontext pages. Typically, laser printers are rated in terms of pages per minute (ppm ), but this refers only to the speed with which they print text pages. The gppm is always much less and may be the more important figure […]
(1) A device that captures data. The term is used most often to describe devices that can capture full-motion video from a television or video camera and convert it to digital form for storage on a computer’s disk. (2) In some applications, a special tool or cursor that enables you to grab objects on the […]
The extent to which a system contains separate components (like granules). The more components in a system — or the greater the granularity — the more flexible it is.
(n.) Refers to any computer device or program that makes a computer capable of displaying and manipulating pictures. The term also refers to the images themselves. For example, laser printers and plotters are graphics devices because they permit the computer to output pictures. A graphics monitor is a display monitor that can display pictures. A […]