Basic Computer Abbreviations FIA Preparation.pdf

Basic Computer Abbreviations FIA Preparation.pdf

Basic Computer Abbreviations FIA Preparation.pdf

CPU - This stands for the Central Processing Unit of the computer. This is like the computer's brain.
PC - This is the abbreviation for personal computer. It originally referred to computers that were IBM compatible.
BIOS - This is the Basic Input Output System, which controls the computer, telling it what operations to perform. These 
instructions are on a chip that connects to the motherboard.
RAM - This stands for Random Access Memory, which is the space inside the computer that can be accessed at one time. If you 
increase the amount of RAM, then you will increase the computer's speed. This is because more of a particular program is able to 
be loaded at one time.
SATA - This stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, a type of hard drive technology.
ROM - This is Read Only Memory, which is the instruction for the computer and cannot be altered.
HDD - This is an acronym for Hard Disk Drive, the traditional spinning drives that store information.
SSD - This acronym stands for Solid State Drive, a more modern type of hard drive that has no moving parts.
OS - This is the Operating System of the computer. It is the main program that runs on a computer and begins automatically when 
the computer is turned on.
SDS - This stands for Software-Defined Storage, a type of data storage that separates the data from its associated software.
AFA - This acronym stands for All Flash Array, a grouping of flash memory devices that helps boost performance.
BYTE - A byte is a storage unit for data. KB is a kilobyte (1024 bytes); MB is a megabyte (1 million bytes); and GB is a gigabyte 
(1000 megabytes).
LCD - This stands for Liquid Crystal Display, a type of computer screen.
VGA - The Video Graphics Array is a system for displaying graphics. It was developed by IBM.
MAC - This is an abbreviation for Macintosh, which is a type of personal computer made by the Apple Computer company.
PDF - This represents the Portable Document Format, which displays files in a format that is ready for the web.
RAID - A type of storage that can be configured in different ways to provide a redundant copy of files, RAID stands for 
Redundant Array of Independent Disks.
RDMA - This stands for Remote Direct Memory Access.

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