Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Short for Hewlett-Packard, one of the world’s largest computer and electronics companies. Founded in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, HP is best known today for its line of LaserJet and DeskJet printers. However, it produces more than 10,000 different products, ranging from computer systems to specialized electronic devices.

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  • HPC

    (1) Short for High Performance Computing. (2) Short for Handheld PC, Microsoft’s moniker for a personal digital assistant (PDA).

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    The U.S. government’s term for High Performance Computing. There are a number of U.S. agencies conducting HPCC research.

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    Short for High Performance File System, a file system created specifically for IBM��s OS/2 to improve upon the limitations of the FAT file system. Among its improvements include support for mixed-case file names and long file names (256 characters as opposed to FAT��s 11 characters), more efficient use of disk space (files are not stored […]

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    Short for Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language, a set of commands for controlling plotters and printers. HPGL is part of Hewlett-Packard’s PCL Level 5 page description language.

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