Short for Synchronous Link DRAM, a type of memory being developed by the now defunct SyncLink Consortium. SLDRAM was intended to be an enhanced version of SDRAM that used a multiplexed bus to transfer data to and from chips rather than fixed pin settings. It was meant to compete with RDRAM as a future PC memory architecture but never gained widespread acceptance.
Acronym for Scalable Link Interface NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)technology links two graphics cards together to provide scalability and increased performance. NVIDIA SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture, and features hardware and software innovations within NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA MCPs (media and communications processors). Depending […]
Short for Serial Line Internet Protocol, a protocol for connection to the Internet via a dial-up connection. Developed in the 80s when modem communications typically were limited to 2400 bps, it was designed for simple communication over serial lines. SLIP can be used on RS-232 serial ports and supports asynchronous links. A more common protocol […]
Short for Source Lines Of Code, it is a count of the number of lines of code contained in an application or system. There are various tools which help developers estimate the SLOC count, which is often used as a way to convey the size of a project to managers and other stakeholders.
Short for Service Location Protocol (SLP) was originally an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards track protocol that provides a framework to allow networking applications to discover the existence, location, and configuration of networked services in enterprise networks. Traditionally, in order to locate services on the network, users of network applications have been required to […]
Short for single lens reflex, is a term associated with cameras and digital cameras. SLR cameras use a mirror between the lens and the film, or image sensor, to provide a focus screen. This means the image you see in the viewfinder (or LCD) will be the same as what appears on film or as […]