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offload

[′ȯf‚lōd]
(computer science)
To transfer operations from one computer to another, usually from a large computer to a smaller one.

offload

(1) To transfer data from one device to another; for example, to move a video from a camcorder to a computer. See also upload and download.

(2) To transfer an executable function from one computing device to another; for example, to move a firewall from the computer to the network router.
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Features to look for in an iSCSI HBA include PCI bus support (PCI-X preferred), the ability to support host (iSCSI initiator) and storage (iSCSI target) modes, GbE NIC (dualport preferred), full TCP/IP offload (TOE), full iSCSI offload, compliance with industry standards (IEEE, IETF, SNIA), plus support for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
Mobile offload solutions are enabling service providers to address the growing demand for mobile data.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (booth C40, hall 6), Rohde & Schwarz will present a standard-compliant LTE-WLAN traffic offload test solution based on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester.
A virtual switch can therefore be created to "carve" Out a computing tier to load balance its members, health check resident services, perform application-level switching and security filtering, and add SSL offload.
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The Wi-Fi Offload Gateway is a critical element in ensuring seamless and secure service handoff from the mobile network.
While IP SANs have very specific requirements, it's important to note that a variety of earlier-generation processors--namely general-purpose processors, network processor units (NPUs), and TCP/IP offload engines (TOEs)--have been used for protocol processing up to this point.
The APEX 2800 PCoIP server offload card is the first card on the market for VMware View[TM] deployments with the ability to dynamically and seamlessly offload the most active 64 displays," said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici.