In technology terms, tick-tock typically refers to Intel’s model of releasing new processor families each year, with the “tick” applying to processors fabricated on a smaller die shrink and the “tock” representing processors that is based on a new processor microarchitecture. The “tick” processors feature enhanced performance and energy efficiency on a smaller, more refined silicon chip, while the “tock” processors typically optimize the value of the increased number of transistors available from the “tick” release and also integrate the latest technology updates available.
Examples of Intel’s tick-tock model include Sandy Bridge (“tock”) and Ivy Bridge (“tick”) and the upcoming Haswell (“tock”), Broadwell (“tick”), Skylake (“tock”) and Skymont (“tick”) processors.
- Tiered Storage
Tiered storage is an underlying principle of ILM (information lifecycle management). It is a storage networking method where data is stored on various types of media based on performance, availability and recovery requirements. For example, data intended for restoration in the event of data loss or corruption could be stored locally — for fast recovery […]
- tight coupling
(1) In computer science, tight coupling (or tightly coupled) is a type of coupling that describes a system in which hardware and software are not only linked together, but are also dependant upon each other. In a tightly coupled system where multiple systems share a workload, the entire system usually would need to be powered […]
- tiled windows
Windows window arranged so that they do not overlap each other. Overlapping windows are often called overlaid or cascading windows.
- time code
A digitally encoded signal that is recorded on videotape to identify each frame of video by hour, minute, second and frame number. There are two kinds of recorded signal: longitudinal time code (LTC) and vertical interval time code (VITC). [Adapted from Extreme Exposure]
- time lapse
In digital photography, it’s the name of the process used to capture a set of images at preset intervals of time.