row address strobe
Abbreviated RAS, a signal, or strobe, sent by the processor to a DRAM circuit to activate a row address. DRAM stores data in a series of rows and columns, similar in theory to a spreadsheet, and each cell where a data bit is stored exists in both a row and a column. A processor uses RAS and CAS (column address strobe) signals to retrieve data from DRAM. When data is needed, the processor activates the RAS line to specify the row where the data is needed, and then activates the CAS line to specify the column. Combined, the two signals locate the data stored in DRAM.
(1) In word processing and desktop publishing, a straight line that separates columns of text or illustrations. (2) In expert systems, a conditional statement that tells the system how to react to a particular situation.
In word processing, a line running across the display screen. It measures the page layout in points, picas, inches, or centimeters. It is sometimes called the ruler line and is particularly useful for setting margins and tabs. Sophisticated desktop publishing systems and page layout programs sometimes support movable rulers that you can move around the […]
(1) To execute a program. (2) To operate. For example, a device that is running is one that is turned on and operating properly.
- run book
In computer systems and networks a run book is a set of defined procedures developed by the administrator or IT professional for maintaining the everyday routine, as well as the exceptional operations of the computer system or network. The run book should contain all the information a staff would need to perform daily operations as […]
- run book automation
Abbreviated as RBA, run book automation refers to technologies used to achieve operational IT efficiency by streamlining run book procedures through automating many of the daily manual tasks. RBA helps organizations by reducing manual tasks which are time consuming and also prone to human-error issues, provides a more efficient workflow through automation, and reduces operational […]