nonstop computer

nonstop computer

[¦nän′stäp kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer system that is equipped with duplicate components or excess capacity so that a hardware or software failure will not interrupt processing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The centre, in which the three partners have invested over GBP100,000 in total, combines Novell's Internet services technology, Compaq's NonStop computer systems and business support services from Sx3 to offer a technology showcase designed to demonstrate how companies in the north of England can successfully transform into e-businesses.
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