An open source RDBMS that started as a research project at Berkeley in the 1970’s. There are now two strains of Ingres; the university Ingres (also known as Berkeley Ingres), which is open source, and also a commercial version called OpenIngres, which uses SQL and some forms of QUEL as its language for queries and database transactions. The university Ingres is believed to be the first implementation of a relational database management system that pre-dates IBM’s System R. Version 8.9 was the last public release of University Ingres and it was discontinued in 1985. Ingres is also written as INGRES.
- Inmarsat-4 satellite
Flagged as “broadband for a mobile planet” the Inmarsat-4 Satellite is Inmarsat’s first step in providing the next-generation of mobile services, including BGAN. The Inmarsat-4s will speed through space at 6,875 mph. The satellites will sit in geostationary orbit, where they will be synchronized with the rotational speed of the Earth and appear to “hover” […]
- Insert key
A key on computer keyboards that turns insert mode on and off. The Insert key does not work for all programs, but most word processors and text editors support it.
- Instruction-Level Parallelism
Abbreviated as ILP, Instruction-Level Parallelism is a measurement of the number of operations that can be performed simultaneously in a computer program. Microprocessors exploit ILP by executing multiple instructions from a single program in a single cycle.
Intarweb is a sarcastic-like slang word used to refer to the Internet, or more specifically, the World Wide Web. Usually the term is used to describe the masses of unknowledgeable users logging on to the Internet (e.g., a user might say to a new person, in jest, “So you’ve joined the Intarweb, did you?”).
- Integrated Facilities Management Systems
Integrated Facilities Management Systems (IFMS) is an IT based fiscal and financial management information system (budgeting and accounting system) that will assist government and other entities to initiate, spend and monitor their budgets, initiate and process their payments, and manage and report on their financial activities. It bundles the essential financial management functions into one […]