MIS Test 2 Ch 2 Part 2

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  1. The use of a collection of computers, often owned by multiple individuals
    or organizations, to work in a coordinated manner to solve a common
    problem.
    grid computing
  2. A single-user computer that provides ease of portability because of its small size.
    handheld computer
  3. A personal computer designed for use by mobile users; it is small and light enough to sit comfortably on a user’s lap.
    laptop computer
  4. A personal computer designed for use by mobile users; it is small and light enough to sit comfortably on a user’s lap.
    laptop computer
  5. Flat display that uses liquid crystals—organic, oil-like material placed
    between two polarizers—to form characters and graphic images on a
    backlit screen.
    LCD display
  6. A direct access storage device, with bits represented by magnetized areas.
    magnetic disk
  7. A type of sequential secondary storage medium, now used primarily for
    storing backups of critical organizational data in the event of a
    disaster.
    magnetic tape
  8. A large, powerful computer often shared by hundreds of concurrent users connected to the machine via terminals.
    mainframe computer
  9. A
    microprocessor that combines two or more independent processors into a
    single computer so they can share the workload and improve processing
    capacity.
    multicore microprocessor
  10. The simultaneous execution of two or more instructions at the same time
    multiprocessing
  11. The smallest, lightest, least expensive member of the laptop computer family.
    netbook computer
  12. An
    inexpensive desktop computer designed to be smaller, lighter, and
    consume much less power than a traditional desktop computer.
    nettop computer
  13. Smaller
    than a laptop computer, an extremely lightweight computer that weighs
    less than 6 pounds and can easily fit in a briefcase.
    notebook computer
  14. Software mass-produced by software vendors to address needs that are common across businesses, organizations, or individuals.
    off-the-shelf software
  15. Flat
    display that uses a layer of organic material sandwiched between two
    conductors, which, in turn, are sandwiched between a glass top plate and
    a glass bottom plate so that when electric current is applied to the
    two conductors, a bright, electro-luminescent light is produced directly
    from the organic material.
    organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display
  16. The simultaneous execution of the same task on multiple processors to obtain results faster.
    parallel computing
  17. A dot of color on a photo image or a point of light on a display screen.
    pixel
  18. A
    type of display using thousands of smart cells (pixels) consisting of
    electrodes and neon and xenon gases that are electrically turned into
    plasma (electrically charged atoms and negatively charged particles) to
    emit light.
    plasma display
  19. A computer small enough to carry easily.
    portable computer
  20. Sets of keywords, symbols, and rules for constructing statements that people can use to communicate instructions to a computer.
    programming languages

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