Abbreviation of very large-scale integration, the process of placing thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of electronic components on a single chip. Nearly all modern chips employ VLSI architectures, or ULSI (ultra large scale integration). The line between VLSI and ULSI is vague.
Short for VESA Local-Bus, a local bus architecture created by the Video Electronics Standards Association ( VESA ). Although it was quite popular in PCs made in 1993 and 1994, it has been overshadowed by a competing local bus architecture called PCI.
- VME bus
(VersaModule Eurocard bus) A 32-bit bus developed by Motorola, Signetics, Mostek and Thompson CSF. It is widely used in industrial, commercial and military applications with over 300 manufacturers of VMEbus products worldwide. VME64 is an expanded version that provides 64-bit data transfer and addressing.
Short for virtual machine monitor, in virtualization technology it is the host program that allows a computer to support multiple and identical execution environments. The VMM provides the underpinnings for virtualization management, which includes policy-based automation, virtual hard disk, life cycle management, live migration and real-time resource allocation. You can basically think of the VMM […]
Found in Windows 9x machines, VMM32.vxd is the virtual device driver library that contains virtual device driver files needed for system start up. VMM32.vxd is different for every machine; therefore, if it gets corrupted, it cannot be copied from another computer; it’ll need to be rebuilt.
1) Short for Virtual Memory System, a multi-user, multitasking, virtual memory operating system that runs on DEC’s VAX and Alpha lines of minicomputers and workstations. VMS was introduced in 1979 along with the first VAX minicomputer. Like the VAX itself, VMS has undergone many changes over the years. DEC now refers to it as OpenVMS. […]