Short for high availability cluster multiprocessing, HACMP is an IBM cluster system for AIX-based computing platforms. IBM’s HACMP product was first released in 1991. All popular applications work with HACMP including DB2, Oracle, SAP, WebSphere, and others.
Short for hardware abstraction layer, programming in an operating system that functions as an interface between a system��s hardware and software, providing a consistent hardware platform on which to run applications. When a HAL is employed, applications do not access hardware directly but access the abstract layer provided by the HAL. Like APIs, HALs allow […]
Short for home area network. A HAN is a network contained within a user’s home that connects a person’s digital devices, from multiple computers and their peripheral devices to telephones, VCRs, televisions, video games, home security systems, “smart” appliances, fax machines and other digital devices that are wired into the network.
Short for host bus adapter. An HBA is an I/O adapter that sits between the host computer’s bus and the Fibre Channel loop and manages the transfer of information between the two channels. In order to minimize the impact on host processor performance, the host bus adapter performs many low-level interface functions automatically or with […]
- Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Short for human-computer Interaction, a discipline concerned with the study, design, construction and implementation of human-centric interactive computer systems. A user interface, such as a GUI, is how a human interacts with a computer, and HCI goes beyond designing screens and menus that are easier to use and studies the reasoning behind building specific functionality […]
Short for high-bandwidth digital-content protection, a specification developed by Intel for protecting digital entertainment content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP encrypts the transmission of digital content between the video source, or transmitter — such as a computer, DVD player or set-top box — and the digital display, or receiver — such as a monitor, […]