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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. Acknowledgement 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 manner. We would also like to thank Mr. Rajeev Rudrakshi for his excellent design of the cover page. 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 Priti Sinha August, 2002 List of Abbreviations 4GLs Fourth-Generation Languages C-DAC Centre for Advanced Development of A/D ABC AI ALGOL ALU AM ANSI AOL ASCII Analog-to-Digital Computing Atanasoff-Berry Computer CDC Control Data Corporation Artificial Intelligence CDMA Code-Division-Multiple-Access ALGOorithmic Language CDPD Cellular Digital Packet Data Arithmetic Logic Unit CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory Amplitude Modulation CD-R CD-Recordable American National Standards Institute CGA Color Graphics Adapter America OnLine CISC Complex Instruction Set Computer American Standard Code for CL Command Language Information Interchange CLV Constant Li...
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