Words in Computer Science
Vocabulary commonly using CS

Buffer pool

An area of memory into which data pages are read, modified, and held during processing

CMOS

Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor

Code point

A 1-byte code representing one of 256 potential characters

Daemon

In UNIX systems (Linux), a long-lived process
  • runs unattended to perform continuous or periodic system-wide functions
  • Daemons can be triggered automatically for execution of tasks

Data type

The properties and internal representation that characterize data

Deadlock

  • An error condition in which further process cannot continue because each of two elements of the process is waiting for an action by or a response from the other.
  • Unresolvable contention for the use of a resource

Endian

An attribute of data representation that reflects how certain multi-octet data is stored in memory.

Gateway

A device or program used to connect networks or systems with different network architectures. The system can have different
  • Protocols
  • Network architecture
  • security policies
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