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shared resource

[′sherd ′rē‚sȯrs]
(computer science)
Peripheral equipment that is simultaneously shared by several users.
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shared resource

Sharing a peripheral device (disk, printer, etc.) among several users. For example, a file server and laser printer in a LAN are shared resources. Contrast with shared logic.
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"Shared resource computing can multiply the number of student workstations available to schools, delivering more value while staying within the same budget," said Bill Rust, research director at Gartner Inc.
In November 2009, HP became the first OEM to announce support for Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 and it is now rolling out its HP MultiSeat shared resource computing solution to customers worldwide.
And, just as in an IP WAN, the organization can apply quality-of-service (QoS) techniques to prioritize data traffic for each fabric and more efficiently utilize the shared resource.
Linux Networx announced recently that the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), has purchased a 2,132-processor Evolocity II (E2) cluster from Linux Networx for the Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC).
According to the foreign minister, it is known by fishing experts that Icelandic fish stocks remain in Icelandic waters and are "not a shared resource any more than Finnish trees are a shared resource or British oil".
The Association of California Water Agencies opposed the legislation, arguing that it would be difficult to determine the future availability of a shared resource, and Southern California's conservative Orange County Register opined that the law was "a sop to the state's left-wing anti-growth forces." But the commonsense contingent, which in the end included the building industry, won out.
Maintaining network performance and efficiency as well as reducing costs can be a major challenge because it requires sharing information that is not necessarily kept in a shared resource," said Enzo di Luigi, general manager for Acterna's Fiber Optics and Systems.
Simon Lin, manager of the Duke Bioinformatics Shared Resource, led off the session by presenting the results of a study he and colleagues recently completed proposing an improved method of data classification in proteomics-based research using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, an enhanced version of the original technology used for protein identification.
In this partnership, Amigos has agreed to acquire a collection of as many as 28,000 electronic books from netLibrary and offer them as a shared resource to member libraries in the Amigos network.

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