Data Center Definitions

  • M

    Mathematical Symbols

    This table contains mathematical symbols and links to definitions of what they represent.

  • mechanical refrigeration

    Mechanical refrigeration, often referred to simply as refrigeration, is a process by which heat is removed from a location using a man-made heat-exchange system.

  • motherboard tattoo

    A motherboard tattoo is a unique code that can be written in the basic input/output system (BIOS) of a computer to ensure that system restore or diagnostic compact discs (CDs) will work only on the machine or line of machines with which the CDs are sold.

  • moves, adds and changes (MAC)

    Moves, adds and changes (MAC) keep computing equipment in line with user needs and up-to-date, with disciplined process management.

  • multi-core processor

    A multi-core processor is an integrated circuit (IC) to which two or more processors have been attached for enhanced performance, reduced power consumption, and more efficient simultaneous processing of multiple tasks.

  • multiprocessing

    Multiprocessing is the coordinated processing of programs by more than one computer processor.

  • MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage)

    MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage) is IBM's best-known operating system for mainframe and large server computers.

  • N

    Net-SNMP (Net Simple Network Management Protocol)

    Net-SNMP is a set of tools and libraries for implementing the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) on enterprise networks.

  • Network Cabling Tutorials

    (From the Computer Technical Tutorials Directory) Network Cabling Tutorials Network Tutorial: Cabling Covers Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), Shielded Twisted Pair (STP), Coaxial Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Wireless LANs, and provides some cable installation guidelines Color Cabling Shows cabling color codes for several types of copper and fiber cable.

  • O

    OLTP (online transaction processing)

    OLTP (online transaction processing) is a class of software programs capable of supporting transaction-oriented applications on the Internet.

  • Open Blueprint

    Open Blueprint is IBM's strategic view of the network computing services and the relationship between these services.

  • Open Compute Project

    The Open Compute Project is an initiative started by Facebook to share efficient server and data center designs with the general IT industry.

  • open data center

    An open data center is an IT facility that employs a clearly defined and standardized set of hardware and software products designed to make the data center interoperable with other IT facilities.

  • Open Rack

    The Open Rack specification is an open standard for server racks designed to integrate with other parts of Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP).

  • Open Vault

    Open Vault is an open-source storage specification created by Facebook and the Open Compute Project (OCP).

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