In linguistics, the study of meanings. In computer science, the term is frequently used to differentiate the meaning of an instruction from its format. The format, which covers the spelling of language components and the rules controlling how components are combined, is called the language’s syntax. For example, if you misspell a command, it is a syntax error. If, on the other hand, you enter a legal command that does not make any sense in the current context, it is a semantic error.
- Split Multi-Link Trunking
Split Multi-Link Trunking (SMLT) is an improvement over Multi-Link Trunking (MLT), a method of link aggregation that allows multiple Ethernet links to be aggregated together, and handled as a single logical trunk. SMLT is the splitting of member links in a normal MLT trunk from an end device across two devices. These devices synchronize state […]
In Northbridge/Southbridge chipset architecture designs, the Southbridge is the chip that controls all of the computers I/O functions, such as USB, audio, serial, the system BIOS, the ISA bus, the interrupt controller and the IDE channels. In other words, all of the functions of a processor except memory, PCI and AGP. The Southbridge chip is […]
An Unix-based operating environment developed by Sun Microsystems. Originally developed to run on Sun’s SPARC workstations, Solaris now runs on many workstations from other vendors. Solaris includes the SunOS operating system and a windowing system (either OpenWindows or CDE). Solaris currently supports multithreading, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), integrated TCP/IP networking, and centralized network administration. A Wabi […]
- Software Quality Assurance
Abbreviated as SQA, and also called software assurance, it is a level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or inserted at anytime during its lifecycle, and that the software functions in the intended manner.
- Software Plus Services (Software + Services)
Software Plus Services (Software + Services) is Microsoft’s philosophy for complementing the software company’s on-premises software offerings with cloud-based remote computing software options. The approach is based on providing the benefits of both traditional physical-based software and Web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery methods in order to create more effective software solution options for customers. Microsoft’s Software […]