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machine-independent

[mə′shēn ‚in·də′pen·dənt]
(computer science)
Referring to programs and procedures which function in essentially the same manner regardless of the machine on which they are carried out.
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Machine-independent parameters, such as the flow front velocity and the melt viscosity at specific flow-path sections will act as control variables.
To do this we must establish the ontological relationships and abstractions to allow the development of a code that will drive machine-independent universal synthesis.
"Although all of our Scientific Molding courses underscore the importance of documenting machine-independent process information, techs should also document and note changes when running any process," says Andy Routsis, company president.
The core of this revalidation strategy revolves around matching the four plastics variables on any press in which the mold runs, and documenting the process in machine-independent terms.
While the iSeries line is getting the Squadron platform and its Power5 servers first (mainly because OS/400 already had a machine-independent hardware abstraction layer and support for logical partitions that made snapping in the new "Virtualization Engine" hypervisor a relative snap), it could turn out that the pSeries line gets the big Squadron boxes first when AIX 5L 5.3 is ready, in late September or early October.
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies helped launch the digital revolution when it created the machine-independent BIOS software, which ships in more than 100 million new systems each year.
It is tempting to make the analogy that both systems use a machine-independent bytecode.
MARINE will develop prototypes of IN core systems, such as Service Control Points (SCPs) and Service Switching Points (SSPs), providing the runtime environment for the execution of machine-independent Service Logic Programs (SLPs) downloaded from the network.
Examples of machine-independent process parameters include melt temperature, coolant temperature entering and leaving the mold, coolant flow, first-stage fill time, first-stage fill weight, second-stage packing time, second-stage plastic pressure, gate-seal time, cooling time, plastic backpressure, screw recovery time, overall cycle time, final part weight, clamp tonnage, and dewpoint.
Founded in 1979, Phoenix Technologies helped launch the digital revolution when it created the industry's leading machine-independent BIOS software, which ships in more than 100 million new systems each year.
UCSD Pascal produced machine-independent intermediate language code (sound familiar?) which was then interpreted by a machine-specific interpreter (sound familiar?), one per target computer (one of the many heterogeneous computers on which UCSD Pascal programs could run).
In fact, Unix was the only machine-independent operating system that had achieved widespread support, and to this extent its choice was inevitable.