Unformatted text preview: he Internet.
Chapter 19 deals with multimedia computing. It describes the different types of data
(text, graphics, animation, audio, and video) that modern computer systems can process
and the issues involved in processing these data types.
Chapter 20 explains how computers are classified as notebook computers, personal
computers, workstations, mainframe systems, and supercomputers. It also describes
client-server computing and explains what is a client computer and a server computer.
A book of this type naturally gained a number of ideas from previous books dealing with
the subject matter presented in this book. The authors express their thanks to all these
authors, too numerous to acknowledge individually.
We are thankful to IEEE PRESS for granting us permission to use in this book some
material from the book entitled 'Distributed Operating Systems: Concepts and Design'
written by the first author and published by IEEE PRESS.
We are thankful to Mr. R. K. Arora, Executive Director, C-DAC for granting us
permission to use the photograph of PARAM Supercomputing system in the book. We
are also thankful to Mr. R. K. Arora and Mr. S. P. Dixit of C-DAC for their continuous
encouragement and support throughout the course of this project.
We would like to thank Ms. Sushma Pawar for her support activities. Her hard work and
cheerful devotion to the project has helped us in bringing out the book in a timely
We would also like to thank Mr. Rajeev Rudrakshi for his excellent design of the cover
We are also thankful to Mr. Manish Jain and other members of BPB Publications for their
support and help in publishing the work.
Finally, we would like to thank our eight years old son, Deeptansu, for his loving support
and understanding during the entire period of this long project.
P. K. Sinha
List of Abbreviations 4GLs Fourth-Generation Languages C-DAC Centre for
Advanced Development of A/D
Control Data Corporation
Cellular Digital Packet Data
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
American National Standards Institute CGA
Color Graphics Adapter
Complex Instruction Set Computer
American Standard Code for
View Full Document
This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14