Abbreviation of Multimedia Personal Computer, a software and hardware standard developed by a consortium of computer firms led by Microsoft. There are three MPC standards, called MPC, MPC2, and MPC3, respectively. Each specifies a minimum hardware configuration for running multimedia software.
To run MPC-2 software, you need at least an Intel 486SX microprocessor with a clock speed of 25 MHz, 4 MB (megabytes) of RAM, a VGA display, and a double-speed CD-ROM drive.
MPC3 specifies the following minimum configuration:
8 MB RAM
540 MB disk drive
75 MHz Pentium processor
Short for Moving Picture Experts Group, and pronounced m-peg, is a working group of the ISO. The term also refers to the family of digital video compression standards and file formats developed by the group. MPEG generally produces better-quality video than competing formats, such as Video for Windows, Indeo and QuickTime. MPEG files previously on […]
A comprehensive standard framework for networked digital multimedia designed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. MPEG-21 includes an REL and a Rights Data Dictionary. Unlike other MPEG standards that describe compression coding methods, MPEG-21 describes a standard that defines the description of content and also processes for accessing, searching, storing and protecting the copyrights of […]
A graphics and video lossy compression algorithm standard that is based on MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 and Apple QuickTime technology. Wavelet-based MPEG-4 files are smaller than JPEG or QuickTime files, so they are designed to transmit video and images over a narrower bandwidth and can mix video with text, graphics and 2-D and 3-D animation layers. […]
MPICH2 is an implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI). The goals of MPICH2 are to provide an MPI implementation for important platforms, including clusters, SMPs and massively parallel processors. It also provides a tool for MPI implementation research and for developing new and better parallel programming environments. MPICH2 replaces MPICH1. [Source: MPICH2 Web page]
- Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
MPLS is short for Multiprotocol Label Switching. MPLS is an IETF initiative that integrates Layer 2 information about network links (e.g. bandwidth, latency, utilization) into Layer 3 (IP) within a particular autonomous system, or ISP, in order to simplify and improve IP packet exchange. MPLS gives network operators a great deal of flexibility to divert […]