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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Binary compatibility with single-processor workstations makes it possible to use familiar applications and existing data sets, even before the applications have been fine-tuned to the parallel system.
Building on the true 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set compatibility of MIPS, Warrior cores will provide binary compatibility from the entry-level to the high-end.
According to the company, the new SPARC Enterprise servers build on the existing systems co-designed by Sun and Fujitsu and extend long-term customer investment protection through binary compatibility, hardware and software partitioning and the flexible 'mix and match' SPARC64 processor architecture.
These new offerings deliver the industry's only "on the fly" upgrade path that allows customers to leverage the binary compatibility of the UltraSPARC microprocessor and the Solaris Operating System to quickly and easily take advantage of the latest server technology.
We are delivering what our customers have requested: an advanced 64-bit technology that maintains complete binary compatibility with 32-bit applications in a security-enhanced environment.
Earlier this week, Intel outlined the compatibility features within the IA-64, claiming full binary compatibility with IA-32 in the processor hardware, and binary compatibility through software translation for PA-RISC.
Indigo retains binary compatibility with the rest of the Iris line.
As with every new HP-UX release, existing customers' investments in the HP-UX 11i operating system are protected through binary compatibility.
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.
The firm promises binary compatibility with current SCO operating systems.