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CDP(cytidine diphosphate): see cytosinecytosine
, organic base of the pyrimidine family. It was isolated from the nucleic acid of calf thymus tissue in 1894. A suggested structure for cytosine, published in 1903, was confirmed in the same year when that base was synthesized in the laboratory.
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CDP(1) See continuous data protection.
(2) (Charging Downstream Port) See USB power.
(3) (Certificate in Data Processing) An earlier award for the successful completion of an examination in hardware, software, systems analysis, programming, management and accounting, offered by the ICCP. See ICCP.
(4) (Cisco Discovery Protocol) A protocol used by Cisco bridges and routers to inform each other of their existence. It sends frames over the data link layer (Ethernet, frame relay, ATM, etc.) to a multicast address. The content of the CDP message is addresses that SNMP messages can be sent to.
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