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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Portability: Hardware independence with support for all market leading hardware NICs ensures VNFs are future-proofed to port seamlessly across systems
Enables the network architecture transition by delivering the performance, features and network hardware independence required for virtual networking on standard servers, without changing the existing software infrastructure.
The VX 9000 software-based virtualized controller supports up to 25,000 access points in a single instance and can scale to support multiple instances, bringing a new level of simplicity and hardware independence to the WLAN.
It establishes a hardware independence that removes the need to use a given component from any one supplier, while providing the flexibility for future developments.
Pica8 is a visionary organization that is making significant strides toward changing the way networks are managed by offering true software-defined networking (SDN) and hardware independence," said James Liao, CEO and co-founder, Pica8.
Instant recovery from a failed hardware after disaster strikes and cannot find an exact match for the original system specifications; Upgrade or move system to new different hardware; Time-saving operating system deployment with complete hardware independence.
This new and powerful virtual infrastructure package is ideal for small as well as mid-sized businesses and workgroups that want to achieve a new level of efficiency and flexibili ty through hardware independence and in managing and automating the utilization of their storage resources to multiple systems using affordable Ethernet IP-based networks.
The system has provided many advantages, starting with hardware independence.
The hardware independence of these tools reduces the learning curve and means that applications can be rapidly ported from one architecture to another.
Hardware independence means that it can be loaded onto either Siemens-optimized hardware or most customer-provided hardware.
An additional advantage of selecting AVEVA laser technology is its hardware independence.
The devices enable users to economically start with a single server to enjoy the basic benefits of VMware, including hardware independence, software portability and better server utilisation, and then expand the environment to multiple servers and shared storage to take advantage of advanced features, such as VMware VMotion, VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS).