XA


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

XA

Extended Architecture

A specification for drives which can play CD-ROMs in Green book CD-ROM format.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

XA

(1) A programming interface from The Open Group that provides bidirectional communications between a transaction manager (TP monitor) and resource managers. It is part of The Open Group's Distributed Transaction Processing model. See resource manager.

(2) See CD-ROM XA and 370/XA.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.