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processor when operations can be done in parallel.
Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC): A technology, which is fast
emerging as the technology for next-generation processors. The three key features
used in this technology for improved processor performance are explicit
parallelism, predication and speculation.
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC): An 8-bit coding
system, developed by IBM, that is used to represent characters in many computers.
Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EIAS) bus: A 32-bit data bus that can
transmit data along either 16 or 32 data lines. It was designed to accept and use the
old ISA expansion slots.
External fragmentation: A situation when enough total free memory space exists
to satisfy the memory need of a process, but still the process cannot be loaded
because the available free memory is not contiguous (is fragmented into multiple
free blocks of memory).
Facsimile (FAX): Transmission of pictures, texts, maps, graphs, etc., over
transmission lines, phone lines, and other carriers between geographically
separated points: An image is scanned at a transmitting point and duplicated at a
Feasibility study: A study to determine whether the proposed solution is
technically and economically feasible in all respect. Field In a record a meaningful collection of one or more related characters treated
as a unit.
Fifth generation computers: Computers built since 1989 till now. They use ultra
large-scale integrated circuits, very fast and large main memory and disk storage,
very powerful programming languages and operating systems.
File: A collection of related information.
File Management System (FMS): A set of programs provided to facilitate the users
in organizing, creating, deleting, updating, and manipulating their files.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP): An application level protocol that allows a user to
move a file from one computer to another in a network environment.
File utilities: A set of rout...
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