device assignment

device assignment

[di′vīs ə′sīn·mənt]
(computer science)
The use of a logical device number used in conjunction with an input/output instruction, and made to refer to a specific device.
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A panel of experts must device assignment and each member must evaluate the suitability of each assignment question.
The new PCI Device Assignment feature is designed to accelerate high-performance workloads, such as CAD/CAM.
PCI device assignment enables administrators to directly assign a physical adaptor or device to a virtual machine, allowing for near bare-metal performance for graphics and networking-intensive computing.
(4), which can be expressed as BI = p x (r/2) + q, where p is the proportion who attempt to guess their device assignment, 0 [less than or equal to p [less than or equal to] 1; r is the ratio, among those who attempt guesses, of the proportions of observed and expected guesses; and q = 1 -p is the proportion of subjects who do not attempt to guess (i.e., report they "don't know").
Overall, most subjects guessed "active" as their device assignment (50%); 33% guessed "don't know," and the rest guessed "sham."
Our findings suggest that at least two thirds of participants remained blinded to device assignment throughout the 16- week trial.
This LynxSecure 5.0 release has also added a device sharing facility for systems with limited physical devices that complements the existing direct device assignment mechanism that has been available in previous versions of LynxSecure.