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Unformatted text preview: hat provide access to several terabytes of stored
data. They are multiple units of storage media (such as multiple disks, multiple
tapes, multiple CD-ROMs) as a single secondary storage device.
Massively Parallel Processing (MPP): An approach to designing supercomputers
in which thousands of processors are integrated within a single computer so that
the supercomputer can perform thousands of tasks simultaneously.
Master file: A file containing relatively permanent data. This file is often updated
by records in a transaction file.
Maxterm: A Boolean quantity consisting of all terms (in its normal form or
complement form) ORed together. Any combination (2n for n variables) of terms
and complements is permissible, provided all are included in the term.
Medium Scale Integration (MSI): Integration of up to about 100 electronic
components on a single chip.
Megabytes (MB): Memory storage equal to 1,048,576 (220) bytes in a computer.
Memory A device or medium that can accept data, hold them, and deliver them on
demand at a later time. Memory Address Register (MAR): A register, which holds the address of the
active memory location and loaded from the program control register when an
instruction is read from memory.
Memory Buffer Register (MBR): A register, which holds the contents of the
memory word read from, or written in, memory.
Memory dump: Contents of memory duplicated on another storage device or
printed on a printer.
Memory interleaving: A technique used to minimize memory-processor speed
mismatch.-. The memory is divided into multiple equal-size modules, which can
be simultaneously accessed for better performance.
Memory: partition In a multiprogramming system, the area occupied by each job
residing simultaneously in the main memory.
Menu: A list of processing choices displayed on the screen from which a user may
Menu bar: A menu in which the options are displayed on a horizontal bar (usually
at the top of the display screen) displayed across the screen.
Merging: The comb...
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