Short for Small Outline DIMM, a small version of a DIMM used commonly in notebook computers. Whereas a full-size DIMM has 168 pins and supports 64-bit transfers, a SO DIMM has only 72 pins, which supports only 32-bit transfers, or 144 pins, which supports a full 64-bit transfer.
Short for stack page, a reserved space in Windows of 4K of memory that a 32-bit device driver uses to hold data and instructions as it works. The default setting in Windows sets one stack page for device drivers and two spare pages for temporary allocations. The spare pages are called MinSPs, short for minimum […]
Short for Scalable Processor Architecture, a RISC technology developed by Sun Microsystems. The term SPARC® itself is a trademark of SPARC International, an independent organization that licenses the term to Sun for its use. Sun’s workstations based on the SPARC include the SPARCstation, SPARCserver, Ultra1, Ultra2 and SPARCcluster.
Short for Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language, SPARQL defines a standard query language and data access protocol for use with the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model. It works for any data source that can be mapped to RDF. The specification is under development by the RDF Data Access Working Group (DAWG).
Short for serial presence detect, a category of information that is stored in an EEPROM chip on a memory module and communicated to the BIOS when the computer is booted. The SPD tells the BIOS the module��s data, such as its size, data width, manufacturer, speed, row and column addresses and voltage. With the information […]
(1) Acronym for Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, a nonprofit corporation set up by many computer and microprocessor vendors to create a standard set of benchmark tests. The most widely used set of tests, known as SPEC CPU2000 contains two benchmark suites: CINT2000 for measuring and comparing compute-intensive integer performance, and CFP2000 for measuring and comparing […]