architecture neutral

architecture neutral

Software that is designed without regard to the target platform. Software is often written to maximize the performance of a specific hardware platform, but such software must be modified to make it run on other hardware. It is always a tradeoff. The more specialized the software, the faster the hardware performance but the more difficult to make the software work on other platforms. See intermediate language and cross platform.
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That idea has always made sense to me: Make the architecture neutral in some places for the artists who can't defend themselves, and give it character in other areas so that working artists will want to engage with it.
A broad range of work was presented, ranging from task and architecture neutral classifications of agent-based systems to implementation case studies and analyses of individual tool kits.
UK's Defense Research Agency reports interest in ANDF, the architecture neutral distribution format technology, once the Unix industry's great white hope for creating write-once, run- anywhere applications, has risen dramatically since the Linux bandwagon began gathering momentum in the last few months.

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