machine dependent

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machine dependent

Applications that run in only one series of computers such as Intel x86 or IBM's System z mainframe. Also called "hardware dependent" and "platform dependent.

Not Dependent
In contrast, "machine," "hardware" or "platform independent" means that the application can run in a variety of different families of computers. See platform dependent and device dependent.
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Modern IT solutions are becoming increasingly hardware dependent, which in turn is making it increasingly expensive for hotels to upgrade their technology and services.
Such a marked shrinking of the sector has been attributed to the relative immaturity of the Middle Eastern market, which is strongly hardware dependent, rendering it much more vulnerable to shifts in the global economy.
A major part of the contract is to move's 500 dealer locations, with 3,000 users, from client server to thin-client technology, for example from Citrix, where the applications are less hardware dependent and can be run on network PCs, diskless workstations or accessed from the intranet.
Likewise, with Windows, many of the CAD/CAM problems of being hardware dependent are no longer critical.
Its flexibility and allowance for leveraging the price curves of computer industry hardware gives it distinct advantages over conventional hardware dependent solutions.
Stephen Olsen, Co-Chair, Hardware Dependent Software DWG, VSI Alliance; Senior Engineering Manager, Inventra IP Division, Mentor Graphics
The DWG recognizes that the gap between software and hardware design in SoC's needs to be bridged with specifications and standards to improve the reuse of Hardware dependent Software.
Developed on an Internet/Intranet foundation that is XML and IP based, this unique e-business platform is designed to provide application tools that are not hardware dependent or invasive.
ONGOER(TM) provides a new alternative to traditional hardware dependent control systems.
Software, including driver application protocol interfaces and Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocol stacks (required to build Layer 2/3/4 switch routers); and -- Royalty-free licensing of source code for Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that include code for all hardware dependent parts of the design, and protocols, when used to develop products with Intel Media Switch devices.
The operating system modules (OSM) perform high-level functions for a "class" of devices such as storage or LAN, while the hardware dependent modules (HDM) handle low-level hardware functions for specific I/O adapter cards.
A hardware dependent module development kit (HDK) is also available and supports applications programming in DOS.

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