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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Other features include hardware independent server software and enhanced back-up server software.
Kalignite enables the creation of hardware independent applications built upon open standards such as XFS and EMV with full support for web technologies such as HTML, TCP/IP, and XML.
The development of RENDERMONKEY has been a focused effort on ATI's part to bridge the gap between hardware and software by supporting hardware independent standards like OpenGL(R) and giving developers the flexibility to create.
The velOSity microkernel runs on custom hardware without any porting or customization required; it is completely hardware independent and does not require a board support package (BSP) or any other hardware-specific code.
VERITAS continues to gain traction in the storage software market because companies want heterogeneous software that is truly hardware independent, allowing them to more efficiently manage growing data volumes while reducing costs," said Jeremy Burton, chief marketing officer, VERITAS Software.
Employing RAIDCore's proprietary Fulcrum Architecture(TM), the software is operating system, I/O bus, and hardware independent and can be used with existing and future server RAID solutions, whether based on SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) or SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) disk technology.
Completely hardware independent, InterVideo Home Theater can be used with Windows(R) 2000, and XP systems.
ASICs, custom processors) with software running on general-purpose processors (GPPs) and/or digital signal processors (DSPs) to make wireless communication systems and applications: more flexible, more reusable, hardware independent and, eventually, cognitive.
ELIPS sits above the RTOS of a mobile handset and thus offers a hardware independent integration.
Completely hardware independent with or without a TV tuner, InterVideo Home Theater can be used with Windows(R) 2000 and XP systems.
Xpaseo solutions are platform and RFID hardware independent.
The low-level API speech engine is speaker and hardware independent, which provides speech application developers with an efficient development and runtime engine.