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Unformatted text preview: elf Test (POST): A self diagnosis test performed when a computer is
first turned on. It tests a computer's memory, its storage and peripheral devices for
their proper functioning and connectivity.
Predication: A technique, used in EPIC-based processors for improved
performance, which reduces the number of branches and branch mispredicts.
Preprocessor: A language processor that translates the statements pertaining to the
extensions of a standard language into a sequence of statements of the standard
language before the program can be successfully compiled by the standard
Preview: A feature of a word-processing package that permits the users to see
what the document will look like (almost, if not exactly) when it is printed.
Primary storage: A temporary storage area that is built into the computer hardware
and in which instructions and data of a program reside mainly when the program is
being executed by the CPU.
Printer: An output device used to produce hard-copy output. Privacy filters: Specially designed plastic/glass plates used with monitors to
prevent others sitting/standing nearby the monitor from viewing the contents
displayed on it.
Private line: See leased line.
Procedural languages: Programming languages that require the programmer to
spell out the steps in processing procedures needed to achieve a desired result. For
example, FORTRAN, COBOL, BASIC languages.
Procedure: A subprogram that performs an action but returns no value.
Procedure-oriented programming languages: Programming languages that use
procedural abstractions that encapsulate sequences of operations into procedures
(also known as functions, subroutines, or subprograms).
Process: A program in execution. Also known as a job.
Processing: Performing a series of actions or operations on data in order to convert
them into useful information.
Processor: A unit of a computer system that interprets instructions and executes
Profiler: A performance monitoring software that helps the user in analyzing the
performance of the various hardware components as we...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14