machine dependent


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machine dependent

Applications that run in only one series of computers such as Intel x86 or IBM Z mainframe. Also called "hardware dependent" and "platform dependent.

Not Dependent
In contrast, "machine," "hardware" or "platform independent" means that the application can run in a variety of different families of computers. See platform dependent and device dependent.
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The machine dependent production overhead costs are calculated automatically based on the feature description applied to each, demand and supply.
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The software considers the entire process cycle, including the shot profile, machine dependent parameters (such as projected area) and the influence of heat transfer changes from the die opening and closing sequence and spray cooling conditions.