Short for Non-Uniform Memory Access, a type of parallel processing architecture in which each processor has its own local memory but can also access memory owned by other processors. It’s called non-uniform because the memory access times are faster when a processor accesses its own memory than when it borrows memory from another processor.
NUMA computers offer the scalability of MPP and the programming ease of SMP.
Short for Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline, a mathematical representation of a 3-dimensional object. Most CAD/CAM applications support NURBS, which can be used to represent analytic shapes, such as cones, as well as free-form shapes, such as car bodies.
Short for Near Video on Demand, NVOD is a technique used in digital television by the cable or satellite service to offer the same feature film on different channels at different, staggered start times. The idea is that viewers are never more than 20 minutes away from the start of the film and as such, […]
Abbreviation of Non-Volatile Random Access Memory, a type of memory that retains its contents when power is turned off. One type of NVRAM is SRAM that is made non-volatile by connecting it to a constant power source such as a battery. Another type of NVRAM uses EEPROMchips to save its contents when power is turned […]
NWLink is the Microsoft implementation of the Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) protocol used on NetWare networks. NWLink allows connectivity between Windows-based computers and NetWare networks running IPX/SPX. NWLink also provides network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) functionality and the Routing Information Protocol (RIP). NWLink supports connectivity between computers running Windows and computers running NetWare […]
Found in Fibre Channel nodes, the Node port (N_Port) is used to connect an equipment port to the fabric. It connects through a point-to-point link to a single N_Port or a single F_Port. N_Port is a node port that is not loop capable.