OpenPIC


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OpenPIC

(OPEN Programmable Interrupt Controller) An SMP chip architecture endorsed by AMD and Cyrix Corporation that provides symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for x86 and PowerPC systems. It can support up to 32 processors. See APIC.
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The standard, named the OpenPIC specification, provides an interrupt-control solution for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems, supports all current x86 vendors' products, offers a common interface and provides a superior alternative to the 8259 interrupt controller standard currently used in all x86-based personal computers.
Open industry standards are essential to foster growth and competition, and the OpenPIC specification effectively provides an open standard in the growing multiprocessing area," said Jim Paschal, vice president, Desktop and Corporate Engineering, Compaq Computer Corporation.
NASDAQ:PTEC), the world's leading supplier of system-level firmware, Monday announced support for the AMD/Cyrix OpenPIC specification.
The OpenPIC specification provides an open industry architecture and methodology standard for programmable interrupt controller (PIC) technology.
API-based creations in the DPLA's App Library include OpenPics, which uses an iPhone's GPS signal to locate users and displays items from the DPLA's collection that relate to their current locations, and Serendip-omatic, where users paste the text of papers they're writing into the app and receive extracted key terms and topics as well as relevant items from the DPLA's collection.