departmental computing


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departmental computing

Processing a department's data with its own computer system. See distributed computing.
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Since then there has been the time-sharing mini-computer systems of the 1970s, intended to make departmental computing economical, and early network systems that allowed IT groups of workers to share computing resources.
Facilities THE centre has access to one of the most advanced university departmental computing facilities anywhere within Europe.
Clustering is also a key strategy for departmental computing, putting it as a solution of choice for such applications as e-commerce and Internet-related uptime.
Departmental -- Initially, most health care applications employed a departmental computing model that, while functional, presented the classic "islands of information" problem to the user community.
Whether you're running a departmental computing center or a global group, if your jobs are taking days to run instead of hours--or if system crashes are a regular occurrence--those are major pain points that can be alleviated," said Steve Butler, CEO, Terascala.
Additional highlights from the IDC Technical Server report include: -- Strong results in the departmental computing segment demonstrating continued traction for sales of small and medium nodes into grid clusters, primarily the x86 Xeon-based Sun Fire(TM) V60x / V65x servers and the Solaris- and UltraSPARC IIIi-based Sun Fire V210 and V240 servers, and the newly introduced Sun Fire V440 server.
This is true both in departmental computing and in the datacenter.
With this architecture, the RocketSTOR 500 has introduced enterprise-class performance and RAID management feature sets to workgroup and departmental computing environments at a midrange system price.
This combination of industry- leading technologies for fault-tolerant computing and networked storage delivers a highly cost-effective, powerful and flexible system for transactional, file/print, messaging, and web applications for departmental computing and in small- to medium-size businesses.
NAS appliances have quickly grown in popularity as a cost-effective and efficient solution within workgroup and departmental computing environments to handle rapidly expanding storage needs as a result of increased Internet, e-mail and multimedia application requirements.
Announced at the same time, the ftServer 5240 1-2 way SMP server is a powerful, expandable mid-range system for mission-critical departmental computing.

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