AOL Computing's Webopædia home page
newly added terms
newly added links

Top Ten Terms
  
1
TCPIP
2
SSL
3
local area networks
4
network
5
modem
6
RAM
7
SCSI
8
protocol
9
computer
10
DAO




Search AOL Computing's Webopædia for information

By keyword...
  
...or by category
  
Term of the Day:
Hercules graphics


architecture
client/server architecture
functional specification
modular architecture
open architecture
proprietary
scalable
standard

A design. The term architecture can refer to either hardware or software, or to a combination of hardware and software. The architecture of a system always defines its broad outlines, and may define precise mechanisms as well.

An open architecture allows the system to be connected easily to devices and programs made by other manufacturers. Open architectures use off-the-shelf components and conform to approved standards. A system with a closed architecture, on the other hand, is one whose design is proprietary, making it difficult to connect the system to other systems.



For internet.com pages about architecture, . Also, check out the following links!


More Information

Outstanding Page University of Wisconsin's WWW computer architecture page
This resource page offers numerous links to computer architecture groups and projects, individuals and technical organizations, commercial information, literature, and publications. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Intel Architecture Labs site
The Intel Architecture Labs is a research and development organization within Intel that has helped to establish new capabilities to improve the experience of using PCs based on Intel Architecture. This site includes information on experimental technologies and applets. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Internal Processor Architecture and Operation
Describes processor instruction sets and modes, internal architectural components, the instruction execution process, and performance enhancing architecture features. This page is from "The PC Guide."

  Yahoo!'s page of computer architecture
Yahoo!'s directory of computer architecture. Updated on Aug 2, 1998

FIND AN ERROR?


Copyright © 1996-2000
internet.com Corporation

brought to you by: