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initiator

[i′nish·ē‚ād·ər]
(chemistry)
The substance or molecule (other than reactant) that initiates a chain reaction, as in polymerization; an example is acetyl peroxide.
(computer science)
A part of an operating system of a large computer that runs several jobs at the same time, setting up the job, monitoring its progress, and performing any necessary cleanup after the job's completion.
(ordnance)
A device used as the first element of an explosive train, such as a detonator or squib, which upon receipt of the proper mechanical or electrical impulse produces a burning or detonating action; it generally contains a small quantity of a sensitive explosive.

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is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable pyrotechnic devices used by the aerospace industry, primarily in tactical missile systems, and by the automotive industry as initiators in airbag systems.
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The iSNAP 2110 Initiator HBA with its iSCSI and TCP software has been extensively field tested for robustness, reliability and interoperability.
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The ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator package is designed to extend Apple Mac OS X platforms with a reliable iSCSI connectivity to industry-standard IP SANs, using standard network interface cards (NICs).
As was the case for rate, the molecular weight of the rubber produced in in vitro assays varied with the concentration and size of the initiator and with the concentration of the monomer (ref.
When a software initiator is used, the iSCSI driver communicates through a standard Ethernet NIC.
The iSNAP 2110 HBA is the only solution with the underlying architecture and firmware scalable to 10Gb/s and beyond, and includes initiator support for Windows(R) Server 2003, Redhat Linux(R), and SUSE(R) Linux.
The threshold question for whether a project initiator is responsible for collecting sales or use taxes is whether the state has jurisdiction over the initiator to require collection and remittance.
The project initiator for the King County department requiring the services will define the preliminary scope of work.