tandem system


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tandem system

[′tan·dəm ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computing system in which there are two central processing units, usually with one controlling the other, and with data proceeding from one processing unit into the other.
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Tandem systems used a number of redundant processors and storage devices to provide high-speed "failover" in the case of a hardware failure, an architecture that was targeted to be 100 times more reliable than the IBM mainframe systems of the day.
The Tandem system can accommodate two-component or coinjection molding.
Backup capabilities that the bureaus' Tandems would have offered will be retained in by the fault-tolerant Tandem system in Chicago, where the redundant Tandem processor will be housed in another building.
To expedite credit authorization for Ward's private-label credit cards, the ADCU is linked to another Tandem system at a credit-authorization bureau in Atlanta, via Tandem's Expand networking software.
The SIT system did not access the Tandem system to check for SDRs: A SIT SDR should not be created if there is an open material SDR.
The Tandem system will handle only the low-resolution versions created by SCOOP.
A tandem system of sensitizers will be developed at opposite sides of the membrane in order to capture light at different wavelengths so as to boost the electrons potential at the anode for water splitting purposes and to inject electrons at a sufficiently high potential for effective H2 evolution at the cathode.
which was modified to simulate the functions of a tandem system.