Application Binary Interface

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Application Binary Interface

(programming)
(ABI) The interface by which an application program gains access to operating system and other services. It should be possible to run the same compiled binary applications on any system with the right ABI.

Examples are 88open's Binary Compatibility Standard, the PowerOpen Environment and Windows sockets.
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With Sun's rock solid Solaris 10 Operating System and binary compatibility, the system and applications 'just ran' when we installed it.
As with every new HP-UX release, existing customers' investments in the HP-UX 11i operating system are protected through binary compatibility.
Without binary compatibility requirements or operating system dependencies, Azul Compute Appliances eliminate capacity planning at the application level and dramatically lower the cost and complexity associated with the traditional delivery of computing resources, providing an ideal platform to accelerate the consolidation of applications and their associated server infrastructure.
The open source effort, lxrun, ensures binary compatibility, while Sun's free development tools will offer source code compatibility when they ship for free in June.
Sun's x64 servers and workstations powered by AMD Opteron processors deliver 64-bit and 32-bit binary compatibility, platform choice, and industry-leading price/performance.
CMT can successfully protect customer investments in both software and skills while maintaining full binary compatibility.
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Its EtherFabric breakthrough architecture transforms the performance of Ethernet connections and is the only Ethernet-based performance-enhanced interconnect that maintains 100% binary compatibility with existing standards, while providing easy scalability to 10Gb/sec and beyond.
Specifically, today's announcements include Sun's next-generation processor, the UltraSPARC(TM) III processor; two new systems, a high-end workstation and entry-level workgroup server, offering twice the performance of Sun's previous systems; software that can harness all the computers on a network to make compute power a true network resource for greatly improved performance; programs for easy transition to the new technologies; remote Web-based system monitoring; and a 100% binary compatibility guarantee to ensure that applications written for previous generations of the UltraSPARC processor will run today.
Without application level modifications, binary compatibility requirements or operating system dependencies, this transparent new compute model significantly increases utilization across existing infrastructure, enables unprecedented application scalability and predictably ensures high levels of service with up to 50% less cost than traditional computing models.
As the second generation of the SPARC 64-bit architecture, the UltraSPARC III chip provides complete binary compatibility between applications written for previous generations of the architecture, delivering unmatched investment protection for Sun customers upgrading to next-generation systems.
An aggressive roadmap featuring binary compatibility was a core requirement for us, and the SC3000 family illustrates StarCore's solid commitment to this strategy," said Ghassan Habelrih, VP of Product Marketing, Agere Systems.