Short for High-Performance Addressing, an passive-matrix display technology the provides better response rates and contrast than conventional LCD displays. Although HPA displays aren’t quite as crisp or fast as active-matrix (TFT) displays, they’re considerably less expensive to produce. Consequently, HPA is being used by a number of computer manufacturers for their low-end notebook computers.
(1) Short for High Performance Computing. (2) Short for Handheld PC, Microsoft’s moniker for a personal digital assistant (PDA).
The U.S. government’s term for High Performance Computing. There are a number of U.S. agencies conducting HPCC research.
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 […]
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.
Also referred to as HomePNA. A de facto home networking standard developed by the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance. This technology, building on Ethernets, allows all the components of a home network to interact over the home’s existing telephone wiring without disturbing the existing voice or fax services. In the same way a LAN operates, home […]