V.E.R.A.

Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms

An overview of

common and not so common acronyms

in the field of computing

Edition 1.6 (Texinfo)

Released June 2000


Table of Contents


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100VG
100 Voice Grade [technology]
2S2D
Double Sided - Double Density (FDD)
3DDDI
3D Device Dependent Interface (MS), "3D DDI"
3DRAM
3 Dimensional Random Access Memory (RAM)
3GIP
3rd Generation . Internet Protocol (org., IP, GPRS, WLAN), "3G.IP"
3GL
3rd Generation Language
4GL
4th Generation Language
4GT
4 GB [RAM] Tuning (RAM, GB)
5GL
5th Generation Language
80211HR
802.11 High Rate (IEEE, WLAN), "802.11/HR"

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AA
Auto Answer (MODEM)
AAAAA
Anonym Association Against Acronym Abuse (slang)
AAAI
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (org., AI, USA)
AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science (org., USA)
AAC
Authorization and Access Control (IETF)
AAD
Authorized AutoCAD Dealer (AutoCAD, CAD)
AADN
American Association of DOMAIN Names (org., USA, Internet)
AAE
Allgemeine AnschaltErlaubnis (Telekom)
AAF
Advanced Authoring Format (MS)
AAIM
Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia (org.)
AAIS
Allied command europe ACCIS Implementation Strategy (ACCIS, NATO, mil.)
AAL
ATM Adaption Layer (ATM)
AAMSI
American Association for Medical Systems Informatics (org., USA)
AAP
Applications Access Point
AAP
Association of American Publishers (org., USA)
AARP
Appletalk Address Resolution Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
AASP
ASCII Asynchronous Support Package (ASCII)
AAT
Average Access Time
AATP
Authorized Academic Training Program (MS, MCSD)
AAUI
Apple Attachment Unit Interface (Apple, AppleTalk)
ABA
American Bankers Association (org., USA, banking)
ABAP4
Advanced Business Application Programming/4 (SAP, R/3, 4GL), "ABAP/4"
ABATS
Automatic Bit Access Test System
ABBS
Apple Bulletin Board System (Apple)
ABC
Atanasoff-Berry-Computer
ABCD
Altavista Business Card Directory (WWW)
ABEL
Advanced Boolean Expression Language
ABEND
ABnormal END (Netware)
ABI
Application Binary Interface (POE)
ABIOS
Advanced Basic Input Output System (IBM)
ABIST
Automatic Built In Self Test (IBM)
ABM
Asynchronous Balanced Mode
ABP
Address Book Provider (Internet)
ABR
Available Bit Rate (ATM, CBR, VBR, UBR, QOS)
ABS
Apple Business Systems (Apple)
ABUI
Association of Banyan Users International (org., Banyan, VINES, user group, predecessor, ENA)
AC
Access Control (Token Ring, ...)
AC
Area Code
AC
Automatic Computer
AC3
[digital] Audio Compression - 3 (Dolby, DVD, digital audio), "AC-3"
AC97
Audio CODEC 97 (Intel, CODEC)
ACA
Asynchronous Communications Adapter
ACAD
AutoCAD (AutoCAD, CAD)
ACAS
Application Control Architecture Services (DEC)
ACC
Area Communication Controller (MODACOM)
ACC
Atari Competence Center
ACCIS
Automated Command and Control Information System (mil., USA)
ACCS
Army Command and Control System (mil., USA)
ACCU
Association of C and C++ Users (org., UK)
ACD
Automated Call Distribution (CTI)
ACDC
Alternating Current/Direct Current, "AC/DC"
ACDI
Asynchronous Communications Device Interface (IBM, CM/2)
ACE
Access Control Entry (AD)
ACE
Advanced Computing Environment (manufacturer)
ACF
Access Control Field
ACF
Advanced Communications Function (IBM)
ACF
Apple Communications Framework (Apple)
ACFC
Address and Control Field Compression (PPP)
ACFNCP
Advanced Communication Function / Network Control Program (IBM, ACF), "ACF/NCP"
ACFTCAM
Advanced Communication Function / Telecommunications Access Method (IBM, ACF), "ACF/TCAM"
ACFVTAM
Advanced Communication Function / Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (IBM, ACF), "ACF/VTAM"
ACH
Association for Computers and the Humanities (org., USA)
ACIA
Associacio Catalana d'Intelligencia Artificial (org., Spain, AI)
ACIA
Asynchronous Communications Interface Adapter
ACID
Atomicity - Consistency - Isolation - Durability (DB, TP)
ACIS
American Commitee for Interoperable Systems (org., USA)
ACL
[MS] Access Compatibility Layer (MS, DB)
ACL
Access Control List (DCE, DFS, NDS, AD)
ACL
Advanced CMOS Logic
ACL
Agent Control Language (Agents)
ACL
Association for Computational Linguistics (org., USA)
ACLF
Access Control List Facility (DCE)
ACM
Address Complete Message (ATM)
ACM
Association for Computing Machinery (org., USA)
ACME
A Company that Makes Everything (slang)
ACMS
Application Control Management System
ACO
AMP Communications Outlet
ACOPS
Automatic CPU Overheating Prevention System (GigaByte), "A-COPS"
ACOT
Apple Classrooms Of Tomorrow (Apple)
ACP
Active Configuration Profile (MODEM)
ACP
Auxillary Control Process
ACPA
Audio Capture and Playback Adapter (IBM)
ACPC
Apple Communications Protocol Card (Apple)
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (Intel, MS, Toshiba, ACPI)
ACPT
Automated Corporate Planning Tool
ACR
Anonymous Call Rejection
ACR
Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio (cable)
ACR
Automatic Call Recording
ACRONYM
Abreviation by CROping Names that Yield Meaning (slang)
ACS
Access Control System (DISA)
ACS
Advanced Communications System
ACS
Architekten, Computer, Systeme (fair)
ACS
Asynchronous Communication Server
ACS
Australian Computer Science
ACSE
Association Control Service Element (OSI, ISO, DIS 8649)
ACSI
Advanced/Atari Computer System Interface (Atari)
ACSMIB
ATM Circuit Steering Management Information Base (ATM, MIB), "ACS-MIB"
ACSNET
Academic Computing Services NETwork
ACSS
Aural Cascading Style Sheets (CSS, HTML, WWW)
ACT
Architecture Characterization Template (DISA)
ACTA
America's Carriers Telecommunications Association (USA)
ACTEF
ACcess TEchnologies Forum (org.)
ACTPU
ACTivate Physical Unit (SNA)
ACTS
Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (Europe, ACTS)
ACU
Automatic Calling Unit
ACU
Automatic Client Update (Novell, Netware)
ACUTA
Association of College and University Telecommunication Administrators (org., USA)
AD
Active Directory (MS, WIndows, AD, DS)
AD
Analog-to-Digital (D/A), "A/D"
AD
Authorized Distributor (DEC)
AD
Autonomous DOMAIN
ADA
Automatic Data Acquisitions
ADAPSO
Association of Data Processing Service Organisation (org., USA)
ADAPT
Architecture Design, Analysis, and Planning Tool
ADATP
Allied DATa processing Publication (mil., USA)
ADB
A DeBugger (Unix)
ADB
Apple Desktop Bus (Apple)
ADBS
Advanced Data Broadcasting System (DirecPC)
ADC
Adaptive Data Compression (MODEM)
ADC
Analog to Digital Converter
ADC
Apple Distribution Center (Apple)
ADC
Automatic Data Capture
ADCCP
Advanced Data Communications Control Procedure (ANSI)
ADD
Adapter Device Driver (OS/2)
ADDDC
Automatic Direct Distance Dialing System
ADE
Application Development Environment
ADE
Aufforderung zur DatenEingabe (BTX)
ADEPT
Administrative Data Entry for Processing Transmission (mil., USA)
ADES
Automatic Digital Encoding System
ADEW
Andrew Development Environment Workbench (ATK, Unix)
ADF
Access control Decision Function (mil., USA)
ADF
Automatic Document Feeder
ADI
Autocad Device Interface (CAD, AutoCAD)
ADI
AUTODIN-to-DISN Interface (AUTODIN, DISN, mil., USA)
ADL
[international conference on the] Advances in Digital Libraries (IEEE)
ADL
Adventure Description Language
ADLC
Asynchronous Data Link Control
ADM
Add-Drop-Multiplexer
ADMA
Area Division Multiple Access (Mobile Systems)
ADMD
ADministration Management DOMAIN (X.400)
ADMS
Access Device Messaging Specification (banking, Visa)
ADMT
Active Directory Migration Tool (MS, AD)
ADO
ActiveX Data Objects (ASP, ODBC, MS, IIS)
ADONIS
ADvanced On-Screen Information System, "AdonIS"
ADP
Administrative Data Processing
ADP
Advanced Data Processing
ADP
Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
ADPCM
Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation
ADPE
Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADP)
ADPLO
Automated Data Processing Liaison Office (ADP)
ADPS
Automatic Data Processing System (ADP)
ADPT
Automated Data Processing/Telecommunications (ADP), "ADP/T"
ADR
Advanced Digital Recording (Streamer, Philips, OnStream)
ADS
Advanced Digital System
ADS
Application Development System
ADS
Automatic Distribution System
ADS
Automatic Documenting System (LAN)
ADS
Auxiliary Data System
ADSI
Active Directory Service Interface (MS, COM, AD)
ADSIA
Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency (org., NATO, mil.)
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line [technology] (BELLCORE, AT&T, DSL, ADSL)
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop [modulation]
ADSP
Advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
ADSP
Appletalk Data Stream Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
ADSR
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release [generator] (VCA, Audio)
ADSU
ATM Data Service Unit (ATM)
ADT
Abstract Data Type
ADT
Access Developer's Toolkit (MS, DB, Windows)
ADT
Application Data Type
ADT
Application Development Tools (IBM, AS/400)
ADU
Automatic Dialing Unit
ADUA
Administrative Directory User Agent
ADV
Automatisierte DatenVerarbeitung
ADV
staatliche Akademie fuer DatenVerarbeitung (org., Uni Boeblingen, Germany)
ADVS
Automatisiertes DatenVerarbeitungsSystem
ADX
Automatic Data eXchange
AE
Apple Events (Apple)
AE
Application Entity / Environment / Execution / Engineering (APE)
AEA
American Electronics Association (org., USA)
AEB
Analog Expansion Bus
AEC
Advanced Error Correction (CD)
AEF
Access control Enforcement Function
AEGIS
Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System
AEI
Application Enabling Interface (IBM)
AEI
Automatic Equipment Identification
AEIMP
Apple Event Interprocess Messaging Protocol (Apple)
AEM
Automatic Emulation Management (Brother)
AEOM
Apple Events Object Model (Apple)
AEPIA
Asociacion Espanola Para la Inteligencia Artificial (org., Spain, AI)
AES
Application Environment Service / Specification (OSF)
AES
Automatic Emulation Switching (Lexmark)
AESEBU
Auto Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union (digital audio), "AES/EBU"
AETE
Apple Event Terminology Extension (Apple)
AEUT
Apple Event User Terminology (Apple)
AF
Auxiliary carry Flag (assembler)
AFAIC
As Far As I'm Concerned (slang, Usenet, IRC)
AFAIK
As Far As I Know (slang, Usenet, IRC)
AFAMPE
[u.s.] Air Force Automated Message Processing Exchange (org., USA. mil.)
AFC
Application Foundation Classes (MS, GUI, Java)
AFC
Automatic Font Change
AFCET
Association Francaise pour la Cybernetique Economique et Technique (org., France)
AFD
Automatic File Distribution
AFE
Apple File Exchange (Apple)
AFEB
AFrican EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "AF/EB"
AFI
Authority and Format Indicator (NSAP, IDP)
AFI
Authority Frame Identifier
AFII
Association for Font Information Interchange (org., USA)
AFIN
Air Force Information Network (network, USA, mil.)
AFIS
AutomatisiertesFingerabdruck-InformationsSystem (INPOL)
AFK
Away from Keyboard (slang, Usenet, IRC)
AFNET
Air Force Network (network, USA, mil.)
AFP
Advanced Function Presentation (IBM)
AFP
Appletalk Filing Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
AFPA
Advanced Function Printing Architecture (IBM)
AFPDS
Advanced Function Printing Data Stream (IBM)
AFT
Authenticated Firewall Traversal (IETF)
AFTP
Anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
AFUU
Association Francaise des Utilisateurs d'Unix (org., France, Unix)
AGA
Advanced Graphics Adapter
AGC
Automatic Gain Control (Audio)
AGCH
Access Grant CHannel (GSM, CCCH)
AGEP
ArbeitsGemeinschaft Elektronisches Publizieren [e.v.] (org., DTP), "AgEP"
AGF
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der GrossForschungseinrichtungen [deutschlands] (org.)
AGFMB
ArbeitsGemeinschaft Freier MailBoxen (org.)
AGNS
AT&T Global Network Services (AT&T)
AGP
Advanced / Accelerated Graphics Port (Intel, MMX, AGP)
AH
[IP] Authentication Header (IPSEC, IPV6, RFC 1826)
AHIMA
American Health Information Management Association (org., USA)
AHP
Analytical Hierachy Process
AHPCRC
Army High Performance Computing Research Center (org., USA, HPC)
AI
Adobe Illustrator (Adobe)
AI
Artificial Intelligence
AIA
Application Integration Architecture
AIBO
Artificial Intelligence roBOt (Sony, AI)
AIC
[SRI] Artificial Intelligence Center (SRI, AI)
AIC
AIX windows Interface Composer (AIX, IBM)
AICA
Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico (org., Italy)
AID
Application IDentifier (APDU)
AID
Attention Interrupt ??? [key] (IBM)
AID
AUTODIN Interface Device (AUTODIN, mil., USA)
AIDAT
African Internet Development Action Team (org., Internet)
AIDS
Automatic Installation and Diagnostic Service
AIFF
Audio Interchange File Format
AII
Active Input Interface (UNI, PMD, FDDI)
AIIA
Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale (org., Italy, AI)
AIIM
Association for Information and Image Management (org., USA)
AIM
Advanced Invar Mask (Display, ViewSonic)
AIM
Alternate Input Method (OS/2)
AIM
AOL Instant Messenger [protocol] (AOL)
AIM
Apple, IBM, Motorola [consortium] (Apple, IBM, Motorola, org.)
AIM
Association of Imaging Manufacturers (org.)
AIM
ATM / Ascend Inverse Multiplexing [protocol] (ATM)
AIM
Automatic Interface Management (Brother)
AIMS
Apple Internet Mail Server (Apple)
AIMSRCF
Association of Imaging Manufacturers ??? /Shared Resource Control Facility (Fujitsu), "AIM/SRCF"
AIN
Advanced Intelligent Network (IN)
AIN
Auto Insert Notification (CD-R)
AIO
Asynchronous Input/Output
AIP
ATM Interface Processor (ATM)
AIR
Automatic Image Refinement (Canon), "A.I.R."
AIRTC
[international symposium on] Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Control (IFAC, IFIP, IMACS, conference)
AIS
Alarm Indication Signal (UNI, ATM, OAM, DS3/E3)
AIS
Applied Information Sciences (manufacturer)
AIS
Applied Information Systems (manufacturer)
AIS
Arbeitgeber-Informations-Service (WWW)
AIS
Automated Information System
AISB
Association of Imaging Service Bureaus (org.)
AISE
Alarm Indication Signal-External (UNI, ATM), "AIS-E"
AISIG
[south australian] Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group (org., Australia, AI)
AISP
Association for Internet Service Providers (org., USA, ISP)
AISP
Association of Information Systems Professionals (org., USA)
AISSO
Automated Information Systems Security Officer (mil., USA)
AIST
Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (org., Japan)
AIT
Advanced Intelligent Tape (Sony, Streamer)
AIT
Angewandte InformationsTechnik [verlags gmbh] (manufacturer)
AITEC
[research institute for] Advanced Information TEChnology (org., Japan)
AITO
Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets (org.)
AIW
APPN Implementers Workshop (org., APPN)
AIX
Advanced Interactive eXecutive (IBM, Unix, OS)
AIXESA
Advanced Interactive eXecutive/Enterprise Systems Architecture (IBM, AIX), "AIX/ESA"
AJBS
Association of Japanese Business Studies (org., Japan)
AK
Application Kit (NextStep, OpenStep, Apple, Rhapsody)
AKI
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen KI Institute (org., KI)
AL
Artificial Life
AL
Assembly Language
ALAP
Appletalk Link Access Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
ALAP
As Late As Possible (slang, Usenet)
ALC
Adaptation Layer Controller (ATM)
ALC
Arithmetic and Logic Circuits (IC)
ALC
Automatic Level Control
ALDC
Adaptive Lossless Data Compression (IBM)
ALE
Address Lifetime Expectation (org., IETF, IP)
ALE
Application Link Enabling (R/3, SAP)
ALE
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (Linux, user group)
ALE
Atomic Layer Epitaxy (IC)
ALEC
Authorized Linux Education Center (Linux, Caldera)
ALGOL
ALGOrithmic Language
ALIWEB
Archie Like Indexing in the WEB (WWW)
ALK
Automatisierte LiegenschaftsKarte (ALTIS)
ALM
Application / Appware Loadable Module (Novell, Netware)
ALM
Asynchronous Line Module
ALM
Asynchronous Line Multiplexer
ALOE
Apple Library for Object Embedding (Apple, OpenDoc)
ALR
Advanced Logic Research, inc (manufacturer)
ALS
Adjacent Link Station (IBM)
ALSA
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (Linux)
ALTEL
Association of Long-distance TELephone companies (org., USA)
ALTERNIC
ALTERnative Network Information Center (Internet, USA)
ALTS
Association for Local Telecommunications Services (org., USA)
ALU
Arithmetic and Logic Unit (CPU)
AM
Active Matrix (LCD)
AM
Amplitude Modulation
AM
Asynchronous Mode
AMA
Automatic Message Accounting
AMACS
AMA Collection System (AMA)
AMARC
AMA Recording Center (AMA)
AMASE
AMA Standard Entry (AMA)
AMAT
AMA Transmitter (AMA)
AMATPS
AMA TeleProcessing System (AMA)
AMCD
Active Matrix Color Display (AMD, LCD)
AMCD
Activity Monitoring Completion Detection
AMD
Active Matrix Display (LCD)
AMD
Advanced MicroDevices [inc.] (manufacturer)
AME
Advanced Metal Evaporated [tape] (Seagate, Streamer)
AME
Advanced Modeling Extension (AutoCAD)
AMEL
Active Matrix Electro Luminescent (AMD, LCD)
AMH
Automated Material Handling
AMHS
Automated Message Handling System (MHS)
AMI
Alternate Mark Inversion (ISDN, T1)
AMI
American Megatrends Incorporation (manufacturer)
AMI
ATM Management Interface (ForeRunner)
AMIA
American Medical Informatics Association (org., USA)
AMIA
Australian Medical Informatics Association (org., Australia)
AMIC
Apple Memory-mapped I/O Controller (Apple)
AMIGOS
Advanced Mobile Integration in General Operating Systems
AMIS
Audio Message Interface Standard
AML
ACPI Machine Language (ACPI)
AMLCD
Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMD, LCD)
AMMA
Advanced Memory Management Architecture
AMME
Automated Multi-Media Exchange
AMNET
Allgemeines Mailbox NETzwerk (BBS, network)
AMPE
Automated Message Processing Exchange
AMPS
Advanced Mobile Phone Service (Mobile Systems, Motorola)
AMR
Audio MODEM Riser [slot] (Intel)
AMS
American Mathematical Society (org., USA)
AMS
Andrew Mail / Message System (Unix)
AMS
Asymmetric Multiprocessing System
AMS
AUTODIN Mail Server (AUTODIN, mil., USA)
AMSDOS
AMStrad Disk Operating System (Amstrad, OS), "AMS-DOS"
AMT
Active Matrix Technology (AMD, LDC)
AMT
Apple Media Toolkit (Apple)
AMTF
Average Modulation Transfer Function
AMTFT
Active Matrix Thin Film Transistor (AMD, LCD, TFT)
AMTPE
Apple Media Tool Programming Environment (Apple), "AMT PE"
AMWG
Architecture Methodology Working Group (org., DISA)
AN
Access Node
AN
Alternating Network
ANBU
ANlagenBUchhaltung
ANCS
AT&T Netware Connect Services (AT&T, Netware)
ANDF
Architecture Neutral Distribution Format (OSF)
ANFSCD
And Now For Something Completely Different (slang, Usenet, IRC)
ANHR
Access Node Hub Router (AN)
ANI
Automatic Number Identification
ANMA
Apple Network Managers Association (org., Apple)
ANMP
Advanced ??? Network Management Protocol
ANN
Artificial Neural Networks (NN)
ANR
Access Node Router
ANS
Advanced Network & Services Inc. (IBM, MCI. Merit, NFSnet)
ANS
American National Standard (ANSI, ISO, USA)
ANSA
Advanced Networked Systems Architecture (ISA)
ANSI
American National Standard Institute (org., USA)
ANSPAG
Advanced Network System Performance and Application Group (RDN-CRC)
ANTC
Advanced Networking Test Center (org., USA, AMD, FDDI)
ANTS
AT&T Novell Telephone Services (AT&T, Novell), "A/NTS"
ANUML
Australian National University Meta Language, "ANU ML"
AOA
American Optometric Association (org., USA)
AOAC
Always On, Always Connected (NBS)
AOCD
Advice Of Charge, During the call
AOCE
Advice Of Charge, at the End of the call
AOCE
Apple Open Collaboration Environment (Apple)
AODI
Always On / Dynamic ISDN (ISDN, ACTEF), "AO/DI"
AOE
Application Operating Environment (AT&T)
AOI
Active Output Interface (UNI, PMD, FDDI)
AOL
America OnLine (network, AOL)
AOS
Algebraic Operating System (IBM)
AOTC
Australian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation (org., Australia)
AOU
Arithmetic Output Unit
AOW
Asia and Oceania Workshop (OSI)
AP
Access Point (WLAN)
AP
Application Processor
AP
Automatic Pagination
APA
Adaptive Packet Assembly
APA
All Points Addressable
APA
Arithmetic Processing Accelerator
APAR
Authorized Program Analysis Report (IBM)
APC
American Power Conversion (manufacturer, UPS)
APC
ArbeitsPlatz Computer (SNI)
APC
Association for Progressive Communications (org., network)
APCUG
Association of Personal Computer User Groups (org.)
APD
Additional Product Documentation
APDA
Apple Programmers and Developers Association (org., Apple)
APDU
Application Protocol Data Unit (OSI, PDU, OSI/RM, APDU, ICC)
APE
APplication Engineering
APEL
A Portable EMACS Library (EMACS, GNU)
APEX
Advanced Packet EXchange
APF
Advanced Printer Function (IBM, ADT)
API
Application Program Interface (API)
APIC
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (Intel, PIC)
APIS
Arbeitsdatei PIOS Innere Sicherheit (INPOL, PIOS)
APL
A Perspicuous Language / Alles Parallel Loesbar (APL, slang)
APL
A Programming Language (IBM)
APLSF
A Programming Language with Shared Files (CMU, DEC)
APLSF
A Programming Language with Shared Variables (IBM)
APLV
Arbeitsdatei PIOS LandesVerrat (INPOL, PIOS)
APM
Advanced Power Management
APMS
Automated Program Management information System
APNIC
Asian Pacific Network Information Center (org., Internet)
APOK
Arbeitsdatei PIOS Organisierte Kriminalitaet (INPOL, PIOS)
APP
Application Portability Profile
APPC
Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communications (IBM, SNA, LU 6.2)
APPC
Advanced Program to Program Communication (IBM)
APPC
Application Program to Program Converter (IBM)
APPCM
Access Protection and Priority Control Mechanism (DQDB)
APPCP
Advanced Program to Program Communications Protocol (APPC, IBM)
APPI
Advanced Peer to Peer Internetworking (Cisco)
APPN
Advanced Peer to Peer Networking (IBM)
APR
Arbeitsdatei PIOS Rauschgift (INPOL, PIOS)
APS
Active Pixel Sensor
APS
Application Service Provider (WAN)
APS
Asynchronous Protocol Specification
APSE
Ada Programming Support Environment
APSE
Agfa Publishing Systems Environment (Agfa, DTP)
APT
Address Pass Through
APT
Advanced Photoscale Technology (Brother)
APT
Automatically Programmed Tools
APTC
Advanced Processor Temperature Control (Chaintech)
APTM
Application Program to Transaction Manager (TP)
APW
Arbeitsdatei PIOS Waffen (INPOL, PIOS)
AR
Administrative Request [message] (LFAP)
ARA
Administrative Request Acknowledge [message] (LFAP)
ARA
Apple[talk] Remote Access (Apple, AppleTalk)
ARAG
AntiReflection AntiGlare (ViewSonic)
ARAP
Apple Remote Access Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
ARB
Architecture Review Board (OpenGL, manufacturer, org.)
ARC
Advanced RISC Computing [architecture] (ACE, RISC)
ARCA
Advanced RISC Computing Architecture (ACE, RISC)
ARCNET
Attached Resource Computer NETwork (Datapoint), "ARCnet"
ARE
All Routes Explorer (ATM)
AREXX
Amiga Restructured EXtended eXecutor [language] (Amiga, Commodore)
ARIN
American Registry for Internet Numbers (org., Internet, USA)
ARKD
Abuse Resistant Key Distribution (Arcade)
ARL
Access Rights List (Banyan, VINES)
ARLL
Advanced Run-Length Limited [encoding]
ARM
Advanced RISC Machines (manufacturer, Acorn, Apple, VLSI, RISC)
ARM
Annotated [c++] Reference Manual
ARM
Asynchronous Response Mode
ARMA
Association of Records Managers and Administrators, inc. (org.)
ARMS
Architecture for Reliable Managed Storage (Cheyenne)
ARMS
Automation Resources Management System
ARNS
Appletalk Remote Network Server (Apple, AppleTalk)
AROM
Alterable Read Only Memory
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol (Internet, RFC 826)
ARPA
Advanced Research Projects Agency (org., USA)
ARPANET
Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork (USA, network)
ARPDP
Association of Rehabilitation Programs in Data Processing (org., USA)
ARQ
Automatic Re-transmission reQuest (MODEM)
ARRA
Announced Retransmission Random Access (MAC)
ART
Adaptive Resonance Theory (NN)
ART
Advanced Resolution Technology (Minolta)
ARTS
Accelerated Ray-Tracing System (raytracing)
ARTS
Asynchronous Remote Takeover Server
ARTT
Asynchronous Remote Takeover Terminal
AS
Advanced Server (Windows NT)
AS
Authentication Service (DCE)
AS
Autonomous System (IP, Internet, RFC 1930)
AS400
Application System/400 (IBM), "AS/400"
ASA
Advanced SCSI Architecture (SCSI)
ASA
American Standards Association (org., USA, ANSI, predecessor)
ASAP
As Soon As Possible (slang, Usenet, IRC)
ASAP
Automatic Switching And Processing
ASBR
Autonomous System Border / Boundary Router (AS)
ASC
Accredited Standards Committee (org., ANSI)
ASC
Additional Sense Code
ASC
American Society for Cybernetics (org., USA)
ASC
Authorized Support Center
ASC
Automatic Contrast Selection (FAX)
ASCI
Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative
ASCII
American Standard Code of Information Interchange
ASCSI
Advanced Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI)
ASD
Architecture Summary Design
ASDSP
Application-Specific Digital Signal Processor
ASE
Active Storage Element (GigaB, IP-router)
ASE
Aladdin Smartcard Environment (Fast, Aladdin)
ASE
Application Service Element (ATM)
ASEB
ASian EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "AS/EB"
ASEMH
Army Standards Electronic Mail Host (mil., USA)
ASF
Advanced Streaming Format (MS)
ASH
Almquist SHell (BSD, Unix, Shell), "ash"
ASI
Adapter Support Interface (IBM, LAN)
ASI
Amorphous SIlicon drum (Kyocera), "aSI"
ASI
Aquarius Systems International (manufacturer)
ASI
Asynchronous SCSI Interface
ASI
Automatic System Installation
ASIC
Application Specific Integrated Circuit (IC)
ASIM
Arbeitskreis Simulation und Kuenstliche Intelligenz (org., GI)
ASIO
Audio Stream Input/Output
ASIS
American Society for Information Science (org.)
ASK
Akademische Software Kooperation (org., Karlsruhe, Germany)
ASK
Amplitude Shift Keying
ASKSAM
Access Stored Knowledge via Symbolic Access Method (DB), "askSam"
ASL
Adaptive Speed Levelling (US Robotics)
ASLT
Advanced Solid Logic Technology (IC)
ASM
Advanced Server Management (Acer)
ASM
Association of Systems Management (org.)
ASMO
Advanced Storage Magneto Optical [disk] (Hitachi, Maxell, Matsushita, Fujitsu, Olympus, Philips, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, LG Electronics)
ASMP
ASymetric MultiProcessing [system]
ASMP
ASymmetrisches MultiProzessor [system]
ASN1
Abstract Syntax Notation One (OSI, ISO, IS 8824), "ASN.1"
ASNM
AdvanceStack Network Management (HP)
ASP
Abstract Service Primitive (OSI)
ASP
Active Server Pages (HTTP, MS)
ASP
Advanced Signal Processing / Processor
ASP
Appletalk Session Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk)
ASP
Application Service Provider (ISP, Internet)
ASP
Association of Shareware Professionals (org., USA)
ASP
Authorized Service Provider (Sun)
ASPEC
Advanced SPectre Entropy Coding (MPEG, digital audio)
ASPEN
Automatic System for Performance Evaluation of the Network
ASPI
Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (Adaptec, API, SCSI)
ASPIC
Advanced SCSI Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC, SCSI)
ASPIK
Algebraic Specifications and Implementations ??? (ISDV)
ASPS
Advanced Signal Processing System
ASQ
Automated Software Quality
ASQC
American Society of Quality Control (org., USA)
ASR
Automatic Server Restart (HP)
ASR
Automatic Speech Recognition
ASSERT
ADEPT Subsystem for Scanning of Electronic Received Traffic (ADEPT, mil., USA)
ASSIST
Automated Special Security Information System Terminal (mil., USA)
ASSPA
ASsociation Suisse pour l'Automatique (org., Switzerland)
ASSR
Agreed Set of Security Rules (mil., USA)
AST
Atlantic Standard Time (TZ)
ASTA
Advanced Software Technology and Agorithms (HPCC)
ASTRAL
Alliance fuer Strategic Token Ring Advancement and Leadership (manufacturer)
ASU
Asynchron-Synchron Umsetzer
ASVD
Analog Simultaneous Voice and Data (MODEM)
AT
Advanced Technology (IBM, PC)
ATA
Advanced Technology Attachment
ATAG
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (WAI)
ATAPI
Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface (ATA)
ATASPI
Advanced Technology Attachment Software Programming Interface (ATA)
ATC
Address Translation Cache (CPU)
ATC
Address Translation Controller (ATM)
ATC
Automatic Transmission Control
ATCA
Allied Tactical Communications Agency (org., NATO, mil.)
ATCP
[PPP] AppleTalk Control Protocol (Apple, AppleTalk, PPP, NCP, RFC 1378)
ATD
Asynchronous Time Division (ATM)
ATDM
Asynchronous Time Division Multiplexer (ATD)
ATDMA
Asynchronous Time Division Multiple Access (ATD)
ATDP
ATtention Dial Pulse (MODEM)
ATDT
ATtention Dial Tone (MODEM)
ATE
Asynchronous Terminal Emulation (Banyan, VINES)
ATE
ATM Terminating Equipment (SONET, ATM)
ATEC
Authorized Training and Education Center (MS, MOCS, MCSD, ATEC)
ATES
Advanced Techniques integration into Efficient scientific Software (ESPRIT, CASE)
ATF
Automatic Track Finding (DDS)
ATH
ATtention Hang up (MODEM)
ATI
Advanced Telecomunications Institute (org., USA)
ATI
Asociacion de Tecnicos de Informatica (org., Spain)
ATIP
Absolute Time In Pregroove (CD)
ATK
Andrew ToolKit (Unix)
ATKIS
Amtliches Topographisch-Kartographisches InformationsSystem
ATL
Activex Template Library (MS, ActiceX, MSVC)
ATL
Adaptive Threshold Learning (neural nets)
ATM
Abstract Test Method (ISO 9646-1)
ATM
Adobe Type Manager
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATM
Automatic Teller Machine
ATMARP
ATM Address Resolution Protocol (ATM, ARP)
ATMP
Ascend Tunnel Management Protocol (Ascend, RFC 2107)
ATMS
Assumption based Truth Maintenance System (AI)
ATN
Augmented Transition Network
ATOB
ASCII TO Binary (ASCII)
ATOMM
Advanced super Thinlayer and high-Output Metal Media (Fuji)
ATP
Advanced Technology Partner
ATP
Appletalk Transaction Protocol (Apple)
ATP
Application Transaction Program (IBM, APPC)
ATP2
AppleTalk Phase 2 (Apple, AppleTalk)
ATPS
AppleTalk Printing Services (AppleTalk, Apple)
ATR
Advanced Telecommunications Research laboratory (org., Japan)
ATR
Answer To Reset
ATR
Automatic Terminal Recognition
ATRAC
Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding (Sony, digital audio)
ATS
Abstract Test Suite
ATS
Administrative Terminal System
ATS
Apple Terminal Services (Apple, AppleTalk)
ATSUI
Apple Text Services for Unicode Imaging (Apple, Unicode)
ATT
American Telephone and Telegraph, "AT&T"
ATVEF
Advanced TV Enhancement Forum (org.)
ATX
Advanced Technology eXtended [format]
AU
Access Unit
AUAI
Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (org., AI)
AUC
AUthentication Center (GSM), "AuC"
AUDIT
AUtomated Data Input Terminal
AUDIUS
AUssenDIenstUnterstuetzungsSystem (CAS)
AUE
Andrew User Environment (Unix)
AUGE
Apple User Group Europe (org., Apple, user group)
AUI
Access Unit Interface
AUI
Asociacion de Usarios de Internet (Internet, user group, Spain, org.)
AUI
Attachment Unit Interface (ethernet)
AUI
Audible User Interface (UI)
AUIS
Andrew User Interface System (Unix, UI)
AUP
Acceptable Use Policy (NFSNet)
AURP
Appletalk Update-based Routing Protocol (Apple, Appletalk, RFC 1504)
AUT
Application Under Test
AUTODIN
AUTOmatic DIgital Network (DMS, DISA)
AUTOSEVOCOM
AUTOmated SEcure VOice COMmunications (predecessor, SVIP, mil., USA)
AUTOVON
AUTOmatic VOice Network (predecessor, DSN, DISA)
AUU
ATM User-to-User (ATM)
AUX
Apple UniX (Apple, Unix), "A/UX"
AV
Audio/Video, "A/V"
AV
AudioVisual [macintosh] (Apple)
AVA
Audio-Visual Authoring
AVAS
teile-Auftragserfassungs-, Verwaltungs- und AbrufSystem (MBAG)
AVATAR
Advanced Video Attribute Terminal Assembler and Recreator (BBS)
AVC
Audio-Visual Connection
AVCD
Audio-Visual Computer Display
AVD
Alternation Voice/Data
AVE
AutoCAD Visualization Extension (AutoCAD)
AVGA
Advanced Video Graphics Array (VGA)
AVI
Audio Video Interleaved (MS)
AVIS
AuftragsVerwaltungs- und InformationsSYstem (MBAG)
AVL
Adelson, Veslkij and Laudis [tree]
AVM
AudioVisuelles Marketing und computersysteme [gmbh] (manufacturer)
AVPD
Anchor Volume Descriptor Pointer (CD-R, UDF, ISO 9660)
AVR
Automatic Voice Recognition
AVR
Automatic Voltage Regulation (USV)
AVS
Address Verification System
AVS
Adult Verification System (WWW)
AWAC
Audio Waveform Amplifier and Converter (Apple)
AWADO
Automatischer Wechselschalter in der AnschlussDose
AWD
Automatische Waehleinrichtung fuer Datenverbindungen
AWE
Autocad Windows Extension (AutoCAD)
AWG
American Wire Gauge (cable)
AWK
al Aho, peter Weinberger, brian Kernighan (Unix)
AWL
AnWeisungsListe (DIN 19239)
AWS
Apple Workgroup Server (Appletalk, Apple)
AWT
Abstract Windows Toolkit (Java, Sun)
AWTAPI
Abstract Windows Toolkit-Application Programmer Interface (AWT, API, Java)
AXE
Application eXecution Environment
AZEB
Australian/new Zealand EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "AZ/EB"

-- B ---

B8ZS
Binary 8 Zero Suppression [encoding] (ISDN, T1)
BACP
Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol (BAP, RFC 2125)
BAD
Broken As Designed (slang)
BADW
Bayerische Akademie Der Wissenschaften (org.)
BAGEL
Bay Area GNU Enthusiasts League (GNU, org., user group)
BAI
Basic Access Interface (ISDN)
BALUN
BALanced-UNbalanced [adapter] (cable), "Balun"
BAM
Bidirectional Associative Memory (neural nets)
BAM
Block-Availability-Map
BAM
Bundesanstalt fuer Materialpruefung (org., Berlin, Germany)
BAP
[PPP] Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (PPP, RFC 2125, BACP)
BAPC
[PPP] Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol (PPP, BAP, RFC 2125)
BAPCO
Business Application Performance COrporation (org., Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, MS, Lotus, Intel, ...), "BAPCo"
BAPI
Business Application Programmer's Interface (SAP, R/3, API)
BAPT
BundesAmt fuer Post und Telefon (org.)
BAR
Base Address Register
BARRNET
Bay Area Regional Research NETwork (network), "BARRNet"
BART
Basic Application RunTime (OS/2, IBM)
BARWAN
Bay Area Research Wireless Access Network (network, USA)
BAS
Basic Activity Subset
BASH
Bourne-Again SHell (Unix, Shell)
BASIC
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BASIN
Bundesweites Alternatives Studentisches InformationsNetzwerk (WWW, org.)
BAT
Baby Advanced Technology [board] (AT)
BAYSIS
BAY networks' Switched Internetworking Services, "BaySIS"
BB
BridgeBoard (Amiga, Commodore)
BBC
Broadband Bearer Capability (B-ISDN)
BBIAM
Be Back In A Minute (slang, Usenet, IRC)
BBL
Be Back Later (slang, Usenet, IRC)
BBN
Bolt, Beranek and Newman (manufacturer)
BBNS
BroadBand Network Services
BBR
Back Bone Ring
BBS
Bulletin Board System (DFUE)
BCAM
Basic Communication Access Method
BCBDS
Broadband Connectionless Data Bearer Service (B-ISDN)
BCC
Base Communications-computer Center (mil., USA)
BCC
Blind Carbon Copy (DFUE)
BCC
Block Check Character
BCCH
Broadcast Control CHannel (GSM)
BCD
Binary Coded Decimal
BCDBS
Broadband Connectionless Data Bearer Service (ATM)
BCDIC
Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
BCDMA
Broadband Code Division Multiple Access (Interdigital, SNI, Samsung), "B-CDMA"
BCF
Base station Control Function (BS, BTS, GSM)
BCI
Batibus Club International (org.)
BCI
Brain Computer Interface
BCN
Backbone Concentrator Node (Wellfleet)
BCOB
Broadband Class of Bearer (B-ISDN)
BCP
[PPP] Bridging Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1638)
BCP
Basic Call Process (IN)
BCP
Binary Communications Protocol
BCP
Binary Control Protocol (Adobe, PS)
BCPL
Basic / BBN Combined Programming Language (BBN)
BCRFS
Bell System Reference Frequency Standard
BCS
Banking Communication Standard (banking)
BCS
Basic Combined Subset
BCS
Binary Compatibility Standard (Motorola)
BCS
Block Check Sequenz (GPRS, GSM)
BCS
British Computer Society (org., UK)
BCSM
Basic Call Sate Model ??? (IN)
BCU
Bus Controller Unit
BDA
BIOS Data Area (BIOS)
BDA
Borland DAtabase (Borland, DB)
BDA
BundesDatenAutobahn [e.v] (org., ISP)
BDC
Backup DOMAIN Controller (MS, Windows NT, PDC)
BDE
BetriebsDatenErfassung
BDE
Borland Database Engine (Borland, Delphi, DB)
BDF
Bitmap Description / Display Format (Adobe, Fonts)
BDK
[java]Beans Development Kit (Java)
BDOS
Basic Disk Operating System (CP/M)
BDR
Bus Device Request (SCSI)
BDSG
BundesDatenSchutzGesetz
BEAT
Best Enhanced Advanced Technology (Trident, AT)
BEB
Binary Exponential Backoff (CSMA/CD, LIB)
BEC
Back-End-Chip (DVR)
BECEEP
BErlin Continuing Engineering Education Program, "BeCEEP"
BECN
Backward Explicit Congestion Notification (ATM)
BED
Bookmark Exploring Dabbler (VRML)
BEDO
Burst EDO [DRAM] (EDO, RAM, DRAM, IC, Micron)
BEDODRAM
Burst Extended Data Out DRAM (RAM, DRAM, IC), "BEDO-DRAM"
BEEV
Bundesverband der Elektronik- und ElektroschrottVerwerter (org.)
BELLCORE
BELL COmmunications REsearch (org., USA), "Bellcore"
BEOS
Be Operating System (OS), "BeOS"
BER
Basic Encoding Rules [for ASN.1] (ASN.1, OSI, ISO, IS 8825)
BER
Bit Error Rate
BERKOM
BERliner KOMmunikationssystem (network)
BERT
Bit Error Rate Test
BES
Block Ended by Symbol (IBM, assembler)
BES
Bursty Errored Seconds (DS1/E1)
BEST
Borland Enhanced Support and Training (Borland)
BEVU
Bundesvereinigung mittelstaendischer Elektro- und elektronikgeraete entsorgungs- und VerwertungsUnternehmen (org.)
BEW
Business Engineering Workbench (R/3, SAP)
BF
Bus Fraction [pin] (Intel, Pentium, CPU)
BFD
Binary File Descriptor (Unix)
BFT
Binary File Transfer (DFUE)
BGA
Ball Grid Array (CPU, IC)
BGI
Borland Graphics Interface (Borland)
BGP
Border Gateway Protocol (RFC 1267/1771, IP)
BGT
Broadcast and Group Translators
BHCA
Busy Hour Call Attempts
BHLI
Broadband High Layer Information, "B-HLI"
BHN
Bayerisches Hochschulnetz (network)
BHT
Branch History Table (CPU)
BI
Breidbart-Index (Usenet, ECP, EMP)
BIB
Bus Interface Board
BIC
Bit Independence Criterion (cryptography)
BIC
Bus Interface Chip (DVR)
BICI
Broadband InterCarrier Interface (B-ISDN), "B-ICI"
BIDS
Borland International Data Structures (Borland)
BIF
Benchmark Interchange Format (PLB)
BIG
Bionet Intelligent Gateway (BioData)
BIGFON
Breitbandiges Integriertes Glasfaser-Fernmelde-OrtsNetz
BIKOS
BueroInformations- und KOmmunikationsSysteme (org., GI)
BIM
Broadband Interface Module
BIMA
British Interactive Multimedia Association (org., UK)
BIND
Berkeley Internet Name DOMAIN [software] (Unix)
BIOS
Basic Input Output System / Support (PC)
BIP
Bit Interleaved Parity (SONET, ...)
BIPV
Bit Interleaved Parity Violation
BIRA
Belgian Institute for Automatic Control (org., Belgium)
BIS
Business Information System
BISDN
Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (ATM), "B-ISDN"
BISP
Business Information System Program
BISSI
Broadband Inter-Switching System Interface (B-ISDN), "B-ISSI"
BISUP
Broadband ISDN User's Part (B-ISDN), "B-ISUP"
BISYNC
Binary SYNchronous Communications (IBM)
BIT
Basic Interconnection Test (ISO 9646-1)
BIT
Binary digIT
BITNET
Because It's Time NETwork (network)
BIU
Bus Interface Unit
BIX
Byte Information eXchange
BJT
Bipolar Junction Transistor (IC)
BK
Buero Kommunikation
BKS
BenutzerKoordinatenSystem (CAD)
BL
Blue Lightning [processor family] (Intel)
BLADE
Basic Linear Algebra for Distributed Environments
BLAST
BLocked ASynchronous Transmission
BLER
BLock Error Rate (CD)
BLLI
Broadband Low Layer Information (BISDN), "B-LLI"
BLM
Bayerische Landeszentrale fuer neue Medien (org.)
BLOB
Binary Large OBject
BLOROB
BLOck based ROBot
BLSM
Base Level System Modernization
BLT
BLock Transfer
BMBF
BundesMinisterium fuer Bildung und Forschung (org.)
BMBW
BundesMinisterium fuer Bildung und Wissenschaft (org.)
BMDP
Bio-Medical Data Package
BMFT
BundesMinisterium fuer Forschung und Technik (org.)
BML
Bean Markup Language (Java)
BML
Business Management Layer (TMN)
BMOS
Bipolar Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
BMS
Basic Mapping Support (CICS)
BMS
Broadcast Message Server (PCTE)
BMTA
Backbone Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
BMUG
Berkeley Macintosh User Group (org., Apple, USA, user group)
BN
Bridge Number
BNC
Baby N Connector (slang)
BNC
Bayonet Neill Concelman [connector]
BNC
Bayonet Nipple Connector (slang)
BNC
Bayonet Nut Coupling ???
BNC
British Naval Connector
BND
BundesNachrichtenDienst
BNF
Backus-Naur Form (TTCN, ...)
BNP
Broadband Network Premises
BNT
Broadband Network Termination (B-ISDN), "B-NT"
BNU
Basic Networking Utilities (AT&T)
BO
Back Orifice (CDC)
BOA
Basic Object Adapter
BOCA
Borland Object Component Architecture (Borland)
BOD
Business Object Documents (OAG)
BOM
Beginning of Message
BOM
Byte Order Mark (Unicode)
BONDING
Bandwidth ON Demand INteroperability Group (org., manufacturer, AIM)
BOPS
Billion Operations Per Second
BORSCHT
Battery, Overvoltage, Ringing, Signalling, Coding, Hybrid, Testing [functions] (PBX)
BOS
Basic Operating System (AIX, IBM)
BOT
Back On Topic (slang, Usenet, IRC)
BOT
Beginning Of Tape
BOT
Broadcast Online TV
BOT
Build, Operate and Transfer (networke)
BP
Base Pointer [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
BPB
BIOS Parameter Block (BIOS, DOS, HDD, FDD)
BPC
Broadcast Personal Computer (PC)
BPDU
Bridge Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
BPF
Berkeley Packet Filter (BSD, Unix)
BPI
Bits Per Inch (HDD)
BPIP
Best Play for Imperfect Player (NEC)
BPL
Bytes Per Line
BPN
Back-Propagation Net (NN)
BPP
Bits Per Pixel
BPP
Bridge Port Pair
BPS
Bits Per Second (MODEM)
BPSK
Bi-Phase Shift Keying [modulation]
BPU
Branch Prediction Unit (CPU, MMX, Intel)
BPU
Branch Processing Unit (CPU)
BPV
BiPolar Violation [error event] (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
BR
Boundary Representation (CAD, CAM)
BRAIN
Berlin Research Area Information Network (network)
BRAM
Broadcast Recognition Access Method (MAC)
BRAP
Broadcast Recognition with Alternating Priorities (MAC)
BRB
Be Right Back (slang, Usenet, IRC)
BRF
Benchmark Reporting Format (PLB)
BRI
Basic Rate Interface (ISDN)
BRI
Bridge Router Interface ??? (Banyan, VINES)
BRIEF
Basic Reconfigurable Interactive Editing Facility
BRIM
Bridge/Router Interface Module
BRS
Big Red Switch
BRTB
Berlin Regional TestBed (WIN)
BS
BackSpace
BS
Banded Signaling
BS
Base Station (LA, GSM)
BS
BetriebsSystem
BS2000
BetriebsSystem 2000 (SNI, OS)
BSA
Backbone Service Area
BSA
Business Software Alliance (org., manufacturer)
BSAM
Basic Sequential Access Method (IBM, MVS)
BSC
Base Station Controller (BS, BTS, GSM, GPRS)
BSC
Binary Synchronous Coded
BSC
Binary Synchronous Communications [protocol] (IBM)
BSCM
Binary Synchronous Communications Module
BSD
Berkeley System / Software Distribution (manufacturer, Unix)
BSDI
Berkeley Software Design Incorporated (manufacturer)
BSDL
Berkeley/San Diego License
BSI
Bentley Systems, Incorporated (manufacturer)
BSI
British Standards Institute (org., UK)
BSI
Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (org.)
BSIC
Base Station Identification Code (BS, BCCH, GSM)
BSP
BetriebsSystemProzessor (Windows NT, SMP)
BSP
Binary Space Partioning [tree]
BSS
Basic Service Set (WLAN)
BSS
Basic Synchronized Subset
BSS
Block Started by Symbol (IBM, assembler, Unix)
BSS
Block Storage Segment
BSS
Broadband Switching System
BSSMAP
Base Station System Management Application Part (RR, BS, MTP, GSM)
BST
Bering Strait Time [-1100] (TZ)
BST
Brazil Standard Time [-0300] (TZ)
BST
British Summer Time [+0100] (TZ, UK)
BSVC
Broadcast Switched Virtual Connections (ATM)
BT
Baghdad Time [+0200] (TZ)
BT
Bering Time [-1100] (TZ)
BT
BlueTooth
BT
British Telecom (org.)
BT
Burst Tolerance
BT
Bus Terminator
BTAM
Basic Tape Access Method (BS2000)
BTAM
Basic Telecommunications Access Method (IBM)
BTB
Branch Target Buffer (CPU)
BTC
Biting The Carpet (slang, Usenet)
BTE
Broadband Terminal Equipment (B-ISDN), "B-TE"
BTL
Bell Telephone Laboratories
BTLB
Block Translation Look-aside Buffer (CPU)
BTM
Benchmark Timing Methodology (PLB)
BTOA
Binary TO ASCII (ASCII)
BTRON
Business TRON (TRON)
BTS
Base Transceiver Station entities (BCF, BS, GSM, GPRS)
BTU
Basic Transmission Unit (IBM, SNA)
BTW
By The Way (slang, Usenet, IRC)
BTX
BildschirmTeXt (network, Datex-J, Telekom), "Btx"
BTXVST
BildschirmTeXt-VermittlungsSTelle (BTX), "Btx-VSt"
BUI
Bus Interface Unit (DEC)
BUS
Broadcast and Unknown Server (ATM, LANE)
BV
BildVerarbeitung
BVB
BundesVerband fuer Buero- und informationssysteme [e.v.] (org.)
BVCP
[PPP] Banyan VINES Control Protocol (RFC 1763, Banyan, VINES, PPP)
BVIT
BundesVerband InformationsTechnologien [e.v.] (org.)
BWBM
Bandwidth Balancing Mechanism (DQDB)
BWCC
Borland Windows Custom Controls (Borland, DLL)
BZR
BefehlsZaehlRegister
BZR
Bit Zone Recording (ROD)
BZR
BundesZentralRegister
BZT
Bundesamt fuer Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation (org., Telekom)

-- C ---

C128
Commodore 128 [computer] (Commodore)
C2IS
Command and Control Information Systems (mil., USA)
C3I
Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (mil., USA)
C3IIS
Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Information Systems (mil., USA), "C3I/IS"
C4
Command, Control, Communications and Computers (mil., USA)
C4I
Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (mil., USA)
C64
Commodore 64 [computer] (Commodore)
CA
Cell Arrival (ATM)
CA
Certification Authority (cryptography)
CA
Computer Animation
CA
Computer Associates (manufacturer)
CAAD
Computer Aided Architectural Design
CABS
Carrier Access Billing System
CABS
Computer Aided Business Simulation
CAC
Computer Aided Crime
CAC
Connection Admission Control (UNI, ATM)
CACEAS
Computer-Assisted Circuit Engineering and Allocating System
CACTIS
Community Automated Counter-Terrorism Intelligence System (mil., USA)
CAD
Computer Aided Dispatch / Drafting
CAD
Computer Aided Design (CIM)
CADE
Computer Aided Document Engineering (Microstar)
CADS
Computer-Assisted Display System
CAE
Client Application Enabler (IBM, DB)
CAE
Common Application Environment (X/Open)
CAE
Computer Aided Education
CAE
Computer Aided Engineering (CIM)
CAI
Computer Aided Inspection (CIM)
CAI
Computer Aided Instruction
CAIP
Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (conference)
CAIS
Common APSE Interface Specification
CAIT
Center for the Application of Information Technology (org., USA)
CAIT
Central Academy of Information Technology (org., MITI)
CAL
Client Access License (Lotus, MS)
CAL
Computer Aided Logistics
CAL
Computer Assisted Learning
CALS
Computer aided Acquisition and Logistics Support
CALS
Continuous Aquisition and Life-cycle Support
CAM
Common Access Method (SCSI)
CAM
Computer Aided Manufacturing
CAMAC
Computer Automated Measurement And Control
CAMM
Computer Assisted Material Management
CAN
Complete Area Networks (SNI)
CAN
Controller Area Network
CAO
Computer Aided Office
CAP
Carrierless Amplitude Phase [modulation] (ADSL, AT&T)
CAP
Communications-electronics Accommodation Program
CAP
Component Approval Process
CAP
Computer Aided Planning (CIM)
CAP
Computer Aided Publishing
CAPE
Computer Applications in Production and Engineering (conference, IFIP)
CAPI
Communication Application Program Interface (ISDN, API)
CAPI
Cryptography Application Programming Interface (cryptography, API)
CAPP
Computer Aided Process Planning
CAPSL
CAnnon Printing System Language (Canon), "CaPSL"
CAQ
Computer Aided Quality [control]
CAR
Central Access Routing (RND)
CAR
Computer Aided Retrieval
CAR
Computer Assisted Radiology
CARCAS
Computer Aided aRchiving and Change Accounting System
CARDS
Central Archive for Reusable Defense Software (mil., USA)
CARDVM
Card Virtual Machine (Java, Sun), "CardVM"
CARE
Computer Assistance Resource Exchange
CARLOS
Computer Aided Real Language Orthographic System
CAS
Column Address Strobe (IC, DRAM)
CAS
Communicating Applications Specification (FAX, Intel, DCA)
CAS
Computer Aided Selling
CAS
Computer Algebra System
CAS
Computerized Autodial System
CASE
Common Application Service Element (ISO, OSI)
CASE
Computer Aided Software Engineering
CASH
Computer Aided Service Handling (Ashton-Tate), "C.A.S.H."
CAST
??? (cryptography)
CAST
Computer Aided Software Testing
CAT
Central Alaska Time [-1000] (TZ)
CAT
Common Authentication Technology (IETF, RFC 1511)
CAT
Computer Aided Technology (fair)
CAT
Computer Aided Telephony
CAT
Computer Aided Testing
CATI
Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing
CATIS
Computer-Assisted Tactical Information System (mil., USA)
CATNIP
Common ArchiTecture for Next generation Internet Protocol (IPNG, RFC 1707)
CATS
CodeWarrior Analysis Tools
CAUCE
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (org., Internet, spam, UCE)
CAV
Constant Angular Velocity (CD, HDD, MOD)
CAVE
Cave for Automated Virtual Environment (VR)
CAVO
Computer Associates - Visual Objects (CA, DB), "CA-VO"
CBASIC
Commercial Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC)
CBC
Cipher Block Chaining [mode] (DES, DESE, RC5, cryptography)
CBCP
CallBack Control Protocol
CBCS
Computer Based Conversation System (BBS)
CBDF
Character Bitmap Distribution Format (Adobe)
CBDS
Connectionless Broadband Data Service (Europe)
CBE
Certified Banyan Engineer (Banyan, VINES)
CBEMA
Computer & Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (org.)
CBF
Code Behind Form (MS, Access, DB)
CBGA
Ceramic Ball and Grid Array (IC)
CBIOS
Compatibility Basic Input Output System (IBM, BIOS)
CBMS
Connectionless Broadband Data Service
CBQ
Class Based Queueing
CBR
Constant Bit Rate (ATM, VBR, ABR, UBR, QOS)
CBS
Certified Banyan Specialist (Banyan, VINES)
CBT
Canon Buffer Transmission (Fax)
CBT
Computer-Based Training
CBT
Core Based Tree [multicast protocol] (IP, RFC 1949)
CBX
Computerized Branch eXchange (PBX)
CC
Carbon Copy
CC
Continuity Cell (ATM)
CC
Country Code (MS-ISDN, GSM)
CC
Cross Connector
CCAF
Call Control Agent Function (IN)
CCC
Chaos Computer Club (org.)
CCC
Computer Control Center
CCC
Cube Connected Cycles (MP)
CCCA
Campus Computer Communication Association (org., USA)
CCCH
Common Control CHannel (GSM)
CCCI
Center for Cyber Communities Initiative (org., Japan)
CCD
Charge Coupled Device
CCE
[visual basic] Control Creation Edition (VB, ActiveX, MS)
CCE
Connection Control Entity
CCETT
Centre Commun d'Etudes de Telediffusion et Telecommunications (org., France)
CCF
??? (org.)
CCF
Capsulated Color Filter (NEC)
CCF
Central Computer Facility
CCF
Connection Control Function (IN)
CCF
Controller Configuration Facility
CCFL
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
CCFT
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube (LCD, Display)
CCIRN
Coordinating Committee of International Networks (org.)
CCIS
Common Channel Interoffice Signaling (AT&T)
CCITT
Comite Consultatif International Telegraphique et Telephonique (org., ITU, predecessor)
CCL
Cerberus Central Limited (manufacturer)
CCM
Change Configuration Management
CCNC
Common Channel Network Controller
CCNC
Computer / Communications Network Center
CCNUMA
Cache-Coherent Non Uniform Memory Access (SMP, NUMA), "cc-NUMA"
CCP
[PPP] Compression Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1962)
CCP
Command Console Processor (CP/M)
CCP
Compact Communication Products (TPS)
CCR
Commitment, Concurrency and Recovery (OSI)
CCR
Current Cell Rate (ATM)
CCRMA
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (org., Stanford, UK)
CCS
Cambridge Cybernetic Society (org.)
CCS
Common Channel Signaling (IN)
CCS
Common Command Set (SCSI)
CCS
Common Communications Support (IBM, SAA)
CCS
Communications-Computer Systems, "C-CS"
CCS7
Common Channel signaling System 7 (IN, Telekom, CCITT)
CCSID
Coded Character Set IDentification (IBM)
CCSY
Cooperative Computing System Program (HP)
CCT
China Coast Time [+0800] (TZ)
CCTA
Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (org., UK)
CCTLD
Country Code Top Level DOMAIN (Internet, ICANN), "ccTLD"
CCU
Cache Control Unit (Wyse)
CCU
Customer Control Unit
CCV
C-bit Coding Violation [error event] (DS3/E3)
CCW
COM Callable Wrapper (MS, COM, Java)
CD
Carrier Detect (MODEM, RS-232)
CD
Change Directory (DOS, Unix, OS/2)
CD
Committee Draft (ISO)
CD
Compact Disk
CDA
Communications Decency Act (Internet, USA)
CDA
Compound Document Architecture (DEC)
CDB
Command Descriptor Block
CDBS
Connectionless Data Bearer Service
CDBX
Computerized Digital Branch eXchange (PBX)
CDC
Control Data Corporation (manufacturer)
CDC
Cult of the Dead Cow (org.), "cDc"
CDD
Component Design Document
CDDA
Compact Disk - Digital Audio (CD, digital audio), "CD-DA"
CDDI
Copper Distributed Data Interface (FDDI, UTP)
CDE
Common Desktop Environment
CDE
Compact Disk - Erasable (CD), "CD-E"
CDE
Cooperative Development Environment (Oracle)
CDF
Channel Definition Format (MS, Internet, XML)
CDF
Compound Document Framework (IBM, OLE)
CDFS
Compact Disk File System (CD, OS/2, IBM)
CDG
Compact Disk + Graphics (CD), "CD+G"
CDI
Compact Disk - Interactive (CD), "CD-I"
CDIF
CASE Data Interchange Format (CASE)
CDK
Control Development Toolkit (MS, VB)
CDM
Compressed Data Mode
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access (DFUE)
CDMIDI
Compact Disk + Musical Instruments Digital Interface (CD, MIDI), "CD+MIDI"
CDMO
Compact Disk - Magneto Optical (CD), "CD-MO"
CDMS
Communication Driver Maintenance System (ISDN, HST)
CDO
Collaboration Data Objects (WSH, MS)
CDPC
Cellular Digital Packet Data
CDPD
Cellular Digital Packet Data (Mobile Systems)
CDR
Compact Disk - Recordable (CD), "CD-R"
CDRA
Character Data Representation Architecture
CDRAM
Cached Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC)
CDRM
Cross DOMAIN Resource Manager (VTAM, SSCP, IBM)
CDROM
Compact Disk - Read Only Memory (CD), "CD-ROM"
CDROMXA
Compact Disk - ROM / eXtended Architecture (CD, MPC), "CD-ROM/XA"
CDRW
Compact Disk - ReWritable (CD), "CD-RW"
CDS
Cell Directory Service (DCE)
CDS
Current Directory Structure (BIOS. DOS)
CDSA
Common Data Securuty Architecture (HP, cryptography)
CDSS
Creative Decision Stimulation Systems (AI, DSS)
CDT
Cell Delay Tolerance (ATN)
CDT
Central Daylight Time [-0500] (TZ, CST, USA)
CDTV
Commodore Dynamic Total Vision (Commodore)
CDV
Cell Delay Variation (UNI, ATM, QOS)
CDVT
Cell Delay Variation Tolerance (UNI, ATM, CDV)
CDWO
Compact Disk - Write Once (CD), "CD-WO"
CE
Communaute / Comunique Europeenne (Europe)
CE
Communications-Electronics, "C-E"
CE
Compact Edition (MS, Windows)
CE
Connection Endpoint (UNI)
CEARCH
Cisco Educational ARCHive (Cisco, WWW)
CEBIT
welt CEntrum Buero Information Telekommunikation (fair), "CeBIT"
CEDR
[Microsoft Windows] Compact Edition Driver Repository (MS, Windows, CE)
CEECEB
Central and Eastern European Countries EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "CEEC/EB"
CEG
Continuous Edge Graphics (Grafik, IC)
CEI
Connection Endpoint Identifier (UNI)
CELP
Card Edge Low Profile [socket]
CELP
Code Excited Linear Prediction
CEN
Comite Europeen de Normalisation (Europe, Brussels)
CENELEC
Comite Europeen de Normalisation ELECtrotechnique (org., CEN, Europe)
CENTR
Council of European National Top level DOMAIN Registries
CEPAC
CMOS-Ein-Platinen-Allzweck-Computer (IC, CMOS, C'T)
CEPIS
Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (org., Europe)
CEPT
Conference of European Postal and Telecommunications administrations (org., CCITT, conference, Europe)
CER
Cell Error Ratio (ATM)
CERFNET
California Educational and Research Federation NETwork (network), "CERFNet"
CERN
Conseil Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire (org., Europe, Geneva)
CERT
Computer Emergency Response Team (DARPA, CMU, Internet)
CES
C-bit Errored Seconds (DS3/E3)
CES
Circuit Emulation Service
CES
Consumer Electronics Show (fair, USA)
CESAR
Central Employment Search And Retrieval (WWW)
CET
Central European Time [+0100] (TZ, MET)
CET
Centro de Estudes de Telecomunicoes (org., Portugal)
CF
Carry Flag (assembler)
CFA
Center for Architecture (org., JIEO, DISA)
CFA
Code Fiels Address (Forth)
CFB
Cipher FeedBack [mode] (cryptography, DES)
CFD
Call For Discussion (Internet)
CFD
Computational Fluid Dynamics [applications]
CFE
Center for Engineering (org., JIEO, DISA)
CFF
Compact Font Format (Adobe)
CFI
CAD Framework Initiative (org., CAD)
CFM
ConFiguration Management (FDDI, SMT)
CFMC
Committee to Fight Microsoft Corporation (org., MS)
CFP
Call For Papers
CFS
Center for Standards (org., JIEO, DISA)
CFS
Cryptographic FileSystem (Linux, cryptography)
CFV
Call For Vote (Internet, Usenet), "CfV"
CGA
Colour Graphics Adapter
CGA
Graphics Communications Association (org.)
CGARI
Graphics Communications Association Research Institute (org., CGA)
CGDC
Computer (???) Game Developers' Conference
CGI
Common Gateway Interface (WWW)
CGI
Computer Generated Imagery
CGI
Computer Graphics Interface
CGI
Computer Graphics International (conference)
CGM
Computer Graphics Metafile (ISO 8632)
CGMS
Copy Generation Management System (CD)
CGRM
Computer Graphics Reference Model (ISO, IEC, ISO/IEC 11072)
CGVDI
Computer Graphic Virtual Device Interface, "CG-VDI"
CHAID
CHisquard Automatic Interaction Detector / Detection (SPSS)
CHAP
[PPP] Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (PPP, RFC 1334/1994)
CHCP
CHange Code Page (DOS)
CHDL
Computer Hardware Description Language (HDL)
CHEST
Computers in Higher Education Software Team (org., UK)
CHILL
CCITT HIgh Level programming Language (CCITT)
CHRP
Common Hardware Reference Platform (AIM)
CHS
Cylinder Head Sectors
CHSM
C Hardware Specific Module (NEST, MLID, Novell)
CHV
Card Holder Value [aka PIN] (ICC, PIN)
CI
Check In (RCS)
CI
Coded Information
CI
Configuration Item (CM)
CI
Congestion Indicator
CIAC
Computer Incident Advisory Capability (org., LLNL, Internet)
CIB
Computer Integrated Business
CIC
Carrier Identification Code
CIC
Coordination and Information Center (CSNET)
CICA
Center of Innovative Computer Applications (org.)
CICS
Customer Information Control System (IBM)
CICSESA
Customer Information Control System/Enterprise Systems Architecture (IBM), "CICS/ESA"
CICSVS
Customer Information Control System / Virtual Storage (IBM), "CICS/VS"
CID
Configuration - Installation - Distribution (IBM)
CIDF
Common Intrusion Detection Framework (CIDF, IDS)
CIDR
Classless Internet DOMAIN Routing [protocol] (RFC 1519)
CIE
Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (org.)
CIFS
Common Internet File System
CIL
Computer Integration Laboratories (org., Apple, IBM, Novell, Sun, ...)
CILABS
Component Integration LABoratorieS (org.,, OpenDoc, Apple, IBM, Adobe, ...), CILabs
CIM
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CIMOM
CIM Object Model (CIM)
CIO
Cisco Information Online (Cisco, WWW)
CIP
Carrier Identification Parameter
CIP
Classical IP over ATM (IP, ATM, IETF)
CIP
Computer Integrated Processing
CIP
Computer-Investitions-Programm
CIR
Committed Information Rate (ATM)
CIRC
Cross Interleaved Reed-solomon Code (CD)
CIRCIT
Centre for International Research on Communication and Information Technology (org., Australia)
CIS
Card Information Structure / Space (PCMCIA)
CIS
Command Information System (mil., USA)
CIS
Compuserve Information Systems (network)
CISC
Complex Instruction Set Computer (CPU)
CISE
Computer and Information Science Directorate (org., NSF)
CISKA
[3D] Campus-InformationsSystem KArlsruhe (Uni Karlsruhe, Germany, VRML)
CISPR
Comite International Special des Perturbations Radioelectriques (org.)
CISS
Center for Information Systems Security (org., JIEO, DISA, mil., USA)
CIT
Computer Integrated Telephony
CIT
Computer Intergrated Tooling
CITED
Copyright In Transmitted Electronic Documents (ESPRIT)
CIVIC
Cyclone Integrated Video Interfaces Controller (Apple)
CIX
Commercial Internet eXchange (ISP)
CL
ConnectionLess (CO)
CLASS
Centralized Local Area Selective Signaling
CLASS
Custom Local Area Signaling Service
CLE
Certified Lotus Engineer (Lotus)
CLEC
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
CLI
Call Level Interface (SAQ, X/Open, Informix, ...)
CLI
CLear Interrupt (assembler)
CLI
Command Line Interpreter / Interface (OS)
CLIC
Computer Liability Insurance Coverage
CLID
Calling Line IDentification
CLIM
Common LISP Interface Manager (CLOS, LISP)
CLIW
Configurable Long Instruction Word (IC, CPU)
CLL
ConnectionLess Layer (UNI, NNI, ATM)
CLNAP
Connectionless Network Access Protocol (UNI, NNI, ATM)
CLNP
ConnectionLess Network Protocol (OSI, ISO 8473)
CLNS
ConnectionLess Network Service
CLOS
Common LISP Object System (LISP)
CLP
Cell Loss Priority (UNI, ATM, CLR)
CLR
Cell Loss Ratio (UNI, ATM, QOS)
CLS
Card Loading Signal
CLSF
ConnectionLess Service Function
CLSID
CLasS IDentifier (COM)
CLTP
ConnectionLess Transport Protocol (OSI)
CLUT
Color LookUp Table (VGA)
CLV
Constant Linear Velocity (CD, MOD)
CM
Configuration Management
CM
Configuration Manager (BIOS, PNP)
CM
Connection Management (RR, MM, GSM)
CM2
Communication Manager /2 (IBM), "CM/2"
CM5
Connection Machine 5 (TMC)
CMC
Common Messaging Calls [interface] (XAPIA)
CMC
Complement Carry Flag (assembler)
CMC
Computer Mediated Communications [studies centre] (org., USA)
CME
Component Management Entity
CMGS
Cyan Magenta Gelb Schwarz (color system, DTP)
CMI
Coded Mark Inversion
CMI
Connection Manager Interface (IBM, SNA)
CMIA
China Medical Informatics Association (org., China)
CMIP
Common Management Information Protocol (OSI, ISO, DP 9506, X.700)
CMIS
Common Management Information Service (OSI)
CMISE
Common Management Information Service Element (CMIS)
CMM
Color Management Method (DTP, ICM)
CMMU
Cache/Memory Management Unit
CMOL
CMIP Over LLC (OSI, LLC)
CMOS
Complementary-symmetry Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
CMOT
CMIP Over TCP (OSI, RFC 1189, CMIP, TCP)
CMP
Cooperative Marketing Partner (DEC)
CMR
Cell Misinsertion Rate (ATM)
CMS
Code Management System (DEC, CM)
CMS
Color Management System
CMS
Conversational Monitor System (IBM, VME)
CMT
Connection ManagemenT (FDDI)
CMU
Carnegie-Mellon-University (org.)
CMY
Cyan Magenta Yellow (color system, DTP)
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow blacK (color system, DTP)
CN
Communications Network
CN
Connection Management (Mobile Systems)
CN
Coordination Message (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
CN
Copy Network
CN
Corporate Network
CNA
Communication Network Architecture (SEL)
CNA
Communications Network Application
CNBC
Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (org., CMU, AI)
CNC
Communications Network Control
CNC
Computerized Numerical Control
CND
Caldera Network Desktop (Linux)
CND
Caller Number Delivery (MODEM)
CNE
Certified Netware Engineer (Novell, Netware)
CNEPA
Certified Netware Engineers Professional Association (org., Netware)
CNET
Centre Nationale d'Etudes des Telecommunications (org., France)
CNI
Certified Netware Instructor (Novell, Netware)
CNI
Common Network Interface
CNIDIR
Coalition for Networked Information DIRectories (Internet)
CNM
Communications Network Management
CNM
Customer Network Management
CNMA
Communications Network for Manufacturing Applications
CNMS
Cylink Network Management System
CNP
Corporate Network Products (TPS)
CNRCVUUCP
Compressed News ReCeive Via UUCP
CNS
Complimentary Network Service
CNS
Compuserve Network Services (CIS)
CO
Check Out (RCS)
CO
Connection Oriented (CL)
COAST
Cache On A STick (Intel)
COAST
Computer Operations, Audit and Security Technology (org.)
COBOL
COmmon Business Orientated Language
COBRA
??? (org., Netherlands)
COBRA
COmmunication technology: Basic Research and Applications
COCA
Cost Of Cracking Adjustment (cryptography)
COCOT
Customer Owned Coin Operated Telephone
COD
Connection Oriented Data
CODASYSL
Conference On DAta Systems Languages (conference)
CODCF
Central Office Data Connecting Facility
CODE
Client/server Open Development Environment (Powersoft)
CODE
COlor Depth Enhancement (ATI)
CODEC
COder - DECoder
COE
Central Office Equipment
COEES
COE Engineering System (COE)
COFDM
??? (digital audio)
COFF
Common Object File Format (Unix)
COIPX
Connection Orientated Internet Packet eXchange (Novell, Netware, IPX), "CO-IPX"
COL
Caldera Open Linux (Caldera, Linux)
COLD
Computer Output on LaserDisk
COLIBRI
COprozessor fuer LISP auf der Basis von RISC (RISC)
COM
Component Object Model (OLE, OLE2, OCX, ActiveX, MS)
COM
Computer Output on Microfilm
COM
Continuation of Message
COMA
Cache Only Memory Architecture (SMP)
COMAL
COMmon Algorithmic Language
COMDEX
COMputer Dealer's EXposition (fair)
COMPARTS
COMputergestuetztes PARtner-TeilebestandsSystem (MBAG)
COMTECH
COMputer TECHnologies (fair)
CONCERT
Communications for North Carolina Education, Research and Technology (network)
CONCISE
COSINE Network's Central Information Service for Europe (COSINE, network)
CONLAN
??? [hardware description language] (HDL)
CONS
Connection Oriented Networking Service
CONTAC
Central Office NeTwork ACcess
COOL
COBOL Object Orientated Language (OOP, COBOL)
COOP
Concurrent Object Orientated Programming (OOP)
COP
Character-Oriented Protocol
COPA
Child Online Protection Act (Internet, USA)
CORAN
Communication ORiented Application aNalysis
CORBA
Common Object Request Broker Architecture (OMG)
CORDIS
COmmunity Research and Development Information Service (Europe)
COS
Card Operating System (OS, ICC)
COS
Class of Service
COS
Clip On Socket (CPU)
COS
Corporation for Open Systems (org., OSI, user group)
COSA
COmputerunterstuetzte SAchbearbeitung
COSA
COmputing in der Sozialen Arbeit (Org, Koeln, Germany)
COSE
Common Open Software Environment (HP, Sun, IBM, SCO, USL, Univel)
COSINE
Cooperation for OSI Networking in Europe (org.)
COSMOS
COmputer System for Mainframe OperationS
COSS
Common Object Services Specification
COST
COpenhagen SGML Tool (SGML), "CoST"
COT
Central Office Terminal
COTP
Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol (OSI, ISO 8073)
COTS
Connection-Oriented Transport [layer] Service
COW
Character Orientated Windows (MS, SAA, UI)
CP
Connection Processor
CP
Control Point (IBM, SNA)
CP
Coordination Point (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
CPAN
Comprehensive PERL Archive Network (PERL, FTP)
CPC
Cost Per Copy
CPCS
Common Part Convergence Sublayer (ATM)
CPDP
Cellular Digital Packet Data
CPE
Customer Premises Equipment
CPGA
Ceramic Pin Grid Array (CPU)
CPH
Cost Per Hour
CPI
Characters Per Inch
CPI
Common Part Indicator (ATM)
CPI
Common Programming Interface (IBM, SAA)
CPI
Computer Private branch exchange Interface
CPIC
Common Programming Interface for Communications (IBM, SAA, API), "CPI/C"
CPIO
CoPy In/Out (Unix)
CPL
Combined Programming Language (DEC, PL/1)
CPL
Conversational Programming Language (DEC)
CPM
Control Program for Microcomputers (OS), "CP/M"
CPM
Cost Per Minute
CPM
Critical Path Method
CPMS
Central Point Management Services (Central Point)
CPN
Calling Party Number
CPN
Compuserve Packet Network (network)
CPN
Customer Premises Network
CPODA
Contention Priority Orientated Demand Assignment (MAC, PODA)
CPS
Central Processing System
CPS
Characters Per Second
CPSI
Configurable PostScript Interpreter
CPSR
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (org., USA)
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CPUID
Central Processing Unit IDentifier (CPU)
CR
Carriage Return (ASCII)
CRAFT
Cray Research Adaptive FORTRAN (Cray, MPP, FORTRAN)
CRAM
Cache RAM (RAM)
CRAM
Card Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
CRAS
Cable Repair Administrative System
CRC
Cyclic Redundancy Check[sum]
CRCG
[fraunhofer] Center for Research in Computer Graphics (org., USA)
CRCG
Common Routing Connection Group
CRD
Color Rendering Dictionary (PS)
CREN
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (network)
CRET
Color - Resolution Enhancement Technology (HP), "C-REt"
CRFVC
Connection Related Function Virtual Channel (UPC, UNI), "CRF(VC)"
CRFVP
Connection Related Function Virtual Path (UPC, UNI), "CRF(VP)"
CRI
Cray Research, Inc. (manufacturer)
CRIMM
Continuity Rambus Inline Memory Module (RIMM, IC, Rambus)
CRIN
Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Nancy (org., France)
CRISC
Complex-Reduced Instruction Set Computer
CRISP
Complex-Reduced Instruction Set Processor
CRJE
Conversational Remote Job Entry (RJE)
CRL
Certificate Revocation List
CRL
Compile-time Reconfigurable Logic (RL)
CRLF
Carriage Return - Line Feed (ASCII, DOS)
CRP
Common Reference Platform (PowerPC)
CRPC
Center for Research on Parallel Computation (STC)
CRS
Cell Relay Service (UNI, ATM)
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube
CRT
Computer Technology Research [corporation] (provider)
CRTC
Cathode Ray Tube Controller (EGA, VGA, MCGA)
CS
Carrier Selection
CS
Chip Select (IC)
CS
Client/Server, "C/S"
CS
Code Segment [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
CS
Computer Science
CS
Controlled Slip [error event] (DS1/E1)
CS
Convergence Sublayer (ATM)
CS1
Capability Set 1 (IN), "CS-1"
CS2
Capability Set 2 (IN)
CSA
Callpath Service Architecture (IBM, CTI)
CSA
Client Service Agent
CSA
Configuration Status Accounting
CSAPI
Common Speller Application Program Interface (API)
CSC
Computer Sciences Corporation (provider)
CSCC
Concurrent SuperComputing Consortium (org.)
CSCD
Caldera Systems Curriculum Developers (Caldera)
CSCSI
Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence (org., Canada, AI)
CSCW
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
CSD
Control flow Specification Diagram (CASE)
CSD
Corrective Service Diskettes (IBM)
CSD
Customer Specific Dictionaries
CSDC
Circuit Switched Digital Capability
CSDC
Code Segment Descriptor Cache [register] (CS, Intel, CPU)
CSE
Client-Server Environment
CSEIA
[conference on] Computer Support for Environmental Impact Assessment (IFIP, conference)
CSEL
Cable SELect (EIDE, HD)
CSELT
Centro Studi E Laboratori Telecomunicazioni [s.p.a.] (org., Italy)
CSES
C-bit Severely Errored Seconds (DS3/E3)
CSG
Constructive Solid Geometry (CAD, CAM)
CSH
C SHell (Unix, BSD, Shell)
CSH
Complementary Software House (DEC)
CSI
CompuServe Incorporated (ISP)
CSI
Convergence Sublayer Indication (ATM)
CSID
Caller Station IDentification (Fax)
CSIDS
Central command/Southern command Integrated Data System (mil., USA)
CSII
Center for Systems Interoperability and Integration (org., ???)
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (org., UK)
CSIS
Central Schengen Information Systen (SIS, Europe, Strasbourg)
CSL
Computer SoLutions [software gmbh] (Haendler)
CSLIP
Compressed [headers] Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP, IP)
CSMA
Carrier Sense Multiple Access
CSMACA
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance, "CSMA/CA"
CSMACD
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (IEEE 802.3, ethernet, CSMA/CD), "CSMA/CD"
CSMS
C Specific Media Support (NEST, MLID, Novell)
CSMUX
Circuit Switching MUltipleXer (FDDI), "CS-MUX"
CSN
Card Select Number (PNP)
CSNET
Computer + Science NETwork (USA, network, BITNET)
CSP
Centro Supercacolo Piemonte (org., Italy, HPC)
CSP
Chip Scale Package (IC)
CSP
Communicating Sequential Processes
CSP
Cross System Product (IBM)
CSPDN
Circuit Switched Public Data Network (IN)
CSPDU
Convergence Sublayer Protocol Data Unit (ATM, PDU), "CS PDU"
CSPP
Computer Systems Policy Project [group] (org., USA. manufacturer)
CSR
Cell misSequenced Ratio (ATM)
CSR
Cell Switch Router (Toshiba)
CSRAM
Clock Synchronous Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets (HTML, WWW, JavaScript)
CSS
Computer Sub System
CSS
Content Scrambling System (DVD, Matsushita, IBM)
CSS
Controlled Slip Seconds (DS1/E1)
CSS
Customer Switching System
CST
Central Standard Time [-0600] (TZ, CDT, USA)
CSTA
Computer Supported Telecommunications Applications (ECMA, CTI)
CSTB
Computer Science and Technology Board (org., NRC)
CSTC
Computer Security Technology Center (org., CIAC)
CSTO
Computing Systems Technology Office (org., ARPA)
CSTR
Centre for Speech Technology Research
CSTS
Computer Supported Telecommunications Standard
CSU
Channel Service Unit (ATM)
CSUNET
California State University NETwork (network, USA)
CSV
Comma Separated Values
CT
[magazin fuer] Computer Technik, "c't"
CT
Chipcard Terminal (ICC, CT)
CT
Chips & Technologies (manufacturer), "C&T"
CTAN
Comprehensive Tex Archive Network (TeX, FTP)
CTAPI
Chipcard Terminal Application Program Interface (ICC, CT, API), "CT-API"
CTB
Communication ToolBox (Apple)
CTCA
Channel To Channel Adapter (IBM, System/370)
CTCP
Client To Client Protocol (IRC)
CTCPEC
Canadian Trusted Computer Product Evaluation Criteria (Canada)
CTD
Cell Transfer Delay (UNI, ATM, QOS)
CTE
Compliance Test and Evaluation, "CT & E"
CTERM
Command TERMinal (DEC)
CTI
Computer Telephony Integration
CTR
[columbia university] Center for Telecommunications Research (org., USA)
CTR
Common Technical Regulations (Europe)
CTRON
Central TRON (TRON)
CTS
Cipher Text Stealing [mode] (cryptography)
CTS
Clear To Send (MODEM, RS-232)
CTS
Conformance Testing Service (OSTC)
CTSM
C Topology Specific Module (NEST, MLID, Novell)
CTSS
Compatible / Cray Time Sharing System (Unix, predecessor, OS)
CTT
Cartridge Tape Transport
CTT
Character Translation Table
CTTC
Cartridge Tape Transport Controller
CTV
Cell Tolerance Variation (ATM)
CTY
Console teleTYpe
CU
Call Up (Unix)
CU
[L] [see you [Later]] (slang, Usenet, IRC)
CUA
Common User Application
CUI
Character User Interface (UI)
CUI
Common User Interface (AMS, UI)
CUSI
Configurable Unified Search Interface (WWW)
CUSP
Commonly Used System Program (DEC)
CUT
Control Unit Terminal
CUU
ComputerUnterstuetzte Unterweisung
CVF
Compressed Volume File (DOS)
CVIA
Computer Virus Industry Association (org., USA)
CVS
Computer Vision Syndrome
CVS
Concurrent Versions System (Unix)
CVSD
Continuous Variable Delta Modulation (DFUE)
CVSELP
Codex Vector Sum Excited Linear Prediction [algorithm] (Motorola, VOFR)
CWI
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (org., Netherlands)
CWIS
Campus Wide Information System
CWP
Current Workspace Pointer (SPARC, CPU)
CWT
Character Width Table
CXI
Common X-windows Interface (Unix)
CYMK
Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, blacK (color system)

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D3D
Direct3D (DirectX, MS)
D3DRM
Direct3D Retained Mode (DirectX, MS)
DA
Destination [MAC] Address (SNA, Token Ring, ATM, FDDI, ...)
DA
Digital-to-Analog (D/A), "D/A"
DA11
DatenAustauschphase 11 [allgemeine bauabrechnung] (GAEB)
DA81
DatenAustauschphase 81 [leistungsverzeichnis] (GAEB)
DA82
DatenAustauschphase 82 [kostenanschlag] (GAEB)
DA83
DatenAustauschphase 83 [angebotsanforderung] (GAEB)
DA84
DatenAustauschphase 84 [angebotsabgabe] (GAEB)
DA85
DatenAustauschphase 85 [nebenangebot] (GAEB)
DA86
DatenAustauschphase 86 [zuschlag/auftragserteilung] (GAEB)
DAA
Device Access Architecture (Vireo)
DAA
Digest Access Authentication (HTTP)
DAB
Digital Audio Broadcasting
DAC
Digital to Analog Converter
DAC
Discretionary Access Control
DAC
Dual Attached Concentrator (FDDI)
DACAPO
??? [hardware description language] (HDL)
DACNOS
Distributed Academic Computing Network Operating System (OS, HECTOR)
DACS
Digital Access Control System (ISDN, DES)
DACT
DAta Compression Technology
DAD
Desktop Application Director (WordPerfect)
DAE
Digital Audio Extraction (CD, Audio)
DAEMON
Disk And Execution MONitor (Unix)
DAF
Distributed Application Framework (CCITT)
DAG
DatenAnschaltGeraet
DAI
??? (Sun)
DAI
Device Application Interface (Novell, Netware, SMS)
DAI
Distributed Artificial Intelligence (AI)
DAINET
Deutsches AgrarInformationsNETz (WWW, org.)
DAIS
Distributed Application Integration System (ORB)
DAL
Data Access Language (Apple)
DAM
Direct Access Mode
DAM
Distributed Abstract Machine
DAM
Draft AMendment (ISO)
DAMQAM
Dynamically Adaptive Multicarrier Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
DANA
De.Admin.News.Announce (Usenet), "D.A.N.A."
DANTE
Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe (org., Europe)
DANTE
Deutschsprachige ANwendervereinigung TEx [e.v.] (TeX, user group)
DAO
Data Access Objects (DB)
DAO
Destination Address Omitted [flag] (CATNIP)
DAO
Disk At Once (CD-R)
DAP
Data Access Protocol (DEC, DNA)
DAP
Developers Assistance Program (IBM)
DAP
Directory Access Protocol (X.500, DS)
DAP
Directory Application Protocol (IN)
DAP
Document Application Profile (JTC1, ODIF, ODA)
DAPE
Distributed Application Programming Environment (ORB)
DAPHNE
Document Application Processing in a Heterogeneous Network Environment
DAPIE
Developer API Extensions (IBM, OS/2, API)
DARI
Database Application Remote Interface (IBM, DB)
DARMP
Defense Automation Resources Management Program (mil., USA)
DARPA
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (org., USA)
DART
Dynamic Advertising Reporting & Targeting [technology] (WWW, Doubleclick)
DAS
Directory Assistance Service [protocol] (RFC 1202)
DAS
Disk Array Subsystem (Unix, HP-UX)
DAS
Dual Attached Station (FDDI)
DAS
Dual Attachment Station (FDDI, Schneider & Koch)
DAS
Dynamic Allocation Scheme [protocol]
DASD
Direct Access Storage Device
DASI
Dial Access Signaling Interface
DASP
Drive Active, Slave Present (IDE)
DASS
Distributed Authentication Security Service (RFC 1507)
DAT
Digital Audio Tape (digital audio)
DATEV
DATEnVerarbeitungszentrale der steuerberatenden Berufe (org., Nuernberg, Germany)
DATEX
DATa EXchange
DATEXJ
DATa EXchange - Jedermann ??? (Telekom), "DATEX-J"
DATEXL
DATa EXchange - Leitungsvermittlung
DATEXM
DATa EXchange - Multimegabit (Telekom, SMDS), "DATEX-M"
DATEXP
DATa EXchange - Packetized / Packetvermittlung (Telekom, X.25), "DATEX-P"
DAU
Duemmster Anzunehmender User (slang, Usenet, IRC)
DAV
Digital Audio Video (Apple, digital audio)
DAVIC
Digital Audio Visual Interoperatibility Council (org., digital audio)
DAVID
Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder (digital audio)
DAVIS
DAimler-Benz Vertragspartner-InformationsSystem (MBAG)
DAWN
Defense Attache Worldwide Network (network, mil.)
DAX
Developer API eXtension (OS/2, IBM, API)
DB
DataBase
DB2
DataBase 2 (IBM, DB)
DB2CS
DataBase 2 Client/Server (IBM, DB2, DB), "DB2 C/S"
DB2SDK
DataBase 2 Software Development Toolkit (DB2, IBM, DB), "DB2 SDK"
DBA
DataBase Administrator (DB)
DBA
Drei Buchstaben Akronym
DBAC
DataBase Administration Center (DB)
DBAS
DataBase Administration System (DB)
DBC
Device Bay Controller
DBCS
Double-Byte Character Set
DBDMA
??? Direct Memory Access (Apple)
DBI
DataBase Interface (DB)
DBL
DataBase Language (DB)
DBLO
Dual Beam Landing Optimizer
DBLT
Dynamic Back Link Technology (WWW)
DBM
DataBase Manager (DB)
DBME
DataBase Management Environment (DB)
DBMS
DataBase Management System (DB)
DBP
DataBase Publishing (DB)
DBRAD
Data Base Relational Application Directory (DB)
DBRM
Data Base Request Module (DB)
DBS
Deutscher Bildungs-Server (DFN, WWW)
DBS
Duplex Bus Selector
DBSC
Dynamic Beam Spot Control (Eizo)
DBTG
Data Base Task Group (CODASYL, DB)
DBVS
DatenBankVerwaltungsSystem (DB)
DC
Data Cartridge
DC
Device Context
DCA
Defense Communications Agency (org., USA, mil., predecessor, DISA)
DCA
Digital Communication Associates
DCA
Digital Controlled Amplifier (VCA)
DCA
Distributed Communication Architecture (Sperry Univac)
DCA
Document Center Architecture
DCA
Document Content Architecture (IBM, CCS)
DCA2
Dynamic Cache Architecture [level] 2
DCAF
Distributed Console Access Facility
DCAP
Data link switching Client Access Protocol (DLSW, RFC 2114)
DCB
Data Control Block
DCB
Disk Coprocessor Board (Novell, SCSI, HBA)
DCC
Data Communications Computer
DCC
Data Country Code (ATM)
DCC
Direct Client to Client (IRC)
DCC
Display Combination Code
DCC
DOS Command Center
DCCA
Dependable Computing for Critical Applications (conference)
DCCA
Distributed Component Computing Architecture (Star, C/S)
DCCH
Dedicated Control CHannel (GSM)
DCCS
DisContiguous Shared Segments
DCD
Data Carrier Detect (MODEM, RS-232)
DCDB
DOMAIN Control DataBase (DOMAIN)
DCE
Data Circuit terminating Equipment (X.25, CCITT, IBM, HP, DEC, Tandem, Sun)
DCE
Data Communications Equipment
DCE
Distributed Computing Environment (OSF)
DCERPC
Distributed Computing Environment / Remote Procedure Call (DCE, RPC), "DCE/RPC" , "DCE RPC"
DCI
Data Capture Interface (UMA)
DCI
Device Control Interface
DCI
Display Control Interface (MS, Windows, Intel)
DCL
Data Control Language
DCL
DEC Control Language (DEC)
DCL
Digital Command [scripting] Language (DEC, VMS)
DCLU
Digital Carrier Line Unit
DCLZ
Data Compression Lempel-Ziv
DCM
Digital Carrier Module
DCNA
Data Communication Network Architecture
DCO
Digital Controlled Oscillator
DCOM
Distributed Component Object Model (COM, MS, OLE, ActiveX)
DCP
Data Compression Protocol (Motorola)
DCPS
Data Communications Protocol Standards
DCR
Design Change Request (AIX, IBM)
DCRC
Digital Cellular Radio Conference (GSM, conference)
DCS
Data sharing Control System (NEC)
DCS
Defense Communications System (mil., USA)
DCS
Desktop Color Separation
DCS
Digital Cellular System (Mobile Systems)
DCS
Digital Colour System (Adobe, Photoshop)
DCS
Digital Control System (NEC)
DCS
Digital Cross-connect System (DEC)
DCT
Data Collection Terminator (BTX)
DCT
Discrete Cosine Transformation (MPEG, JPEG)
DCTN
Defense Commercial Telephone Network (mil., USA, network)
DCU
Data Cache Unit (CPU, POWER)
DD
Data Dictionary (SA, CASE, DB)
DD
Depacketization Delay
DD
Double Density [disks] (FDD)
DDA
DOMAIN Defined Attribute (DOMAIN)
DDBMS
Distributed DataBase Management System (DBMS, DB)
DDC
Device Color Characterization (XCMS)
DDC
Display Data Channel (VESA)
DDC2B
Device Data Channel [standard], level 2B (DDC)
DDCMP
Digital Data Communication Message Protocol
DDCS2
Distributed Database Connection Services /2 (IBM, DB, DRDA), "DDCS/2"
DDD
Data Display Debugger (GNU)
DDE
DatenenDEinrichtung
DDE
Dynamic Data Exchange
DDES
Digital Data Exchange System (ANSI)
DDF
Data Decryption Field (cryptography)
DDI
Device Dependent Interface
DDIMM
Dual [RAS] Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM, RAS), "D-DIMM"
DDK
Device Development / Driver Kit (MS)
DDL
Data Definition Language
DDL
Document Description Language
DDM
Distributed Data Management (IBM, CCS)
DDML
Display Driver Management Layer
DDN
Defense Data Network (USA, network, mil.)
DDNS
Distributed DOMAIN Naming Service (TCP/IP)
DDNS
Dynamic DOMAIN Name Service (OS/2, IBM)
DDO
Dynamic Drive Overlay (HDD, Ontrack)
DDP
Datagram Delivery Protocol (AppleTalk)
DDP
Distributed Data Processing
DDR
Dynamic Desktop Router (Cogent)
DDRS
Defense Data Repository System (mil., USA)
DDRSRAM
Double Data Rate Static Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
DDS
Digital Data Service / System
DDS
Digital Data Storage (Sony, HP, DAT, ISO, ANSI, ECMA, Streamer)
DDS
Direct Digital Sampling (CD-RW, SCSI)
DDS
Distributed Directory Service (DCE)
DDSA
Digital Data Service Adapter
DDSDC
Digital Data Storage - Data Compression (DDS, DCLZ), "DDS-DC"
DDSS
Double Dynamic Suspension System (Asus, CD-ROM)
DDT
Dynamic Debugging Tool (DEC)
DDU
Dialog Data Unit (BTX)
DDV
DatenDirektVerbindung (Telekom)
DDV
Dialog Data Validation
DDVS
Daimler-benz DatenVerbundSystem (MBAG)
DDVT
Dynamic Dispatch Virtual Tables
DDWG
Digital Display Working Group (org., LCD)
DDX
Distributed Data eXchange
DEA
Deterministischer Endlicher Automat
DEBI
DMA Extended Bus Interface (Acorn, DMA)
DEC
Digital Equipment Corporation (manufacturer)
DECIX
DEutscher Commercial Internet eXchange (Internet), "DE-CIX"
DECNET
Digital Equipment Corporation NETwork (DEC)
DECT
Digital European Cordless Telecommunications (DFUE)
DECUS
Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (org., DEC, user group)
DEE
DatenEndEinrichtung
DELNI
Digital Ethernet Local Network Interconnect (ethernet)
DELQA
Digital Ethernet Lowpower Q-bus network Adapter (ethernet)
DELTA
Developing European Learning through Technology Advance
DELUA
Digital Ethernet Lowpower Unibus network Adapter (ethernet)
DELUG
DEutsche Linux User Group (org., user group, Linux)
DEMARC
Distributed Enterprise Management ARChitecture (Banyan, VINES), "DeMarc"
DEMPR
Digital Ethernet Multi-Port Repeater (ethernet)
DEN
Directory Enabled Networking (MS)
DEN
Document Enabled Networking (Novell, Xerox)
DENIC
DEutsches Network Information Center, (org., Internet), "DE-NIC"
DEPCA
Digital Ethernet Personal Computer-bus Adapter (ethernet)
DEQNA
Digital Ethernet Q-bus Network Adapter (ethernet)
DEREP
Digital Ethernet REPeater (ethernet)
DES
Data Encryption Standard (cryptography, NIST, IBM)
DES
Destination End System
DESCBC
Data Encryption Standard/Cipher Block Chaining (DES), "DES/CBC"
DESE
[PPP] Data Encryption Standard Encryption protocol (PPP, RFC 1969)
DESIRE
DEsign by Simulation and REndering om parallel architectures [project] (ESPRIT)
DESP
Data Element Standardization Program
DESPR
Digital Ethernet Single Port Repeater (ethernet)
DESTA
Digital Ethernet thin-wire STation Adapter (ethernet)
DETEBERKOM
DEutsche TElekom BERliner KOMmunikationssystem, "DeTeBerkom"
DEUNA
Digital Ethernet Unibus Network Adapter (ethernet)
DF
Direction Flag (assembler)
DF
Disk Free (Unix)
DFD
Data Flow Diagram / DatenFlussDiagramm (CASE, SA)
DFD
Deutsches FernerkundungsDatenzentrum (org.)
DFDSM
Data Facility Distributed Storage Management (IBM)
DFG
Deutsche ForschungsGemeinschaft (org.)
DFI
Digital Facility Interface
DFKI
Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz (org., KI)
DFN
Deutsches ForschungsNetz [e.V.] (org., ISP)
DFNCERT
Deutsches ForschungsNetz Computer Emergency Response Team (DFN, Internet), "DFN CERT"
DFP
Data Facility Product
DFP
Digital Flat Panel [group / port] (LCD, org., Compaq, Acer, Fujitsu, ATI, Matrox, Samsung, ...)
DFP
Distributed Functional Plane (IN)
DFPP
Digital Flat Panel Port (LCD, DFP)
DFS
Direct File System (Novell, Oracle)
DFS
Distributed File System (DCE)
DFSG
Debian Free Software Guildlines (Linux)
DFT
Discrete Fourier Transformation
DFT
Distributed Function Terminal (IBM)
DFT
Drive Fitness Test (IBM, IDE, HDD)
DFU
Data File Utility (IBM, ADT) DFUE DatenFernUEbertragung
DFV
DatenFernVerarbeitung
DGA
Direct Graphics Access (XAA, X-Windows)
DGCC
DISA Global Control Center (DISA)
DGD
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Dokumentation [e.v.] (org.)
DGIS
Direct Graphics Interface Standard
DGP
Dissimilar Gateway Protocol
DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System (GPS)
DGS
Display GhostScript (GNU, GNUStep, PS)
DGSA
Defense Goal Security Architecture (mil., USA)
DGUX
Data General / UniX (Unix), "DG/UX"
DHCF
Distributed Host Command Facility (IBM, CCS)
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (TCP/IP, IETF, RFC 2131)
DHIS
Distributed Heterogeneous Information Systems
DHTML
Dynamic HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
DI
Destination Index [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
DIA
Deutsche Informatik Akademie (org.)
DIA
Document Interchange Architecture (IBM, CCS)
DIAMOND
Development and Integration of Accurate Mathematical Operations in Numerical Data-processing (ESPRIT)
DIANE
DIrect Access Network for Europe
DIB
Defense Information Base (mil., USA)
DIB
Device Independent Bitmap
DIB
Directory Information Base (X.500, DS)
DIB
DOS Info Block (BIOS, DOS)
DIB
Dual Independent Bus
DIBL
Drain Induced Barrier Lowering (IC, MOSFET)
DIC
Digital Interface Controller
DICE
Delivering Information in a Cellular Environment (SNI, Internet)
DID
Digital Image Design
DIESEL
Dumb Interpretatively Evaluated String Expression Language (AutoCAD)
DIF
Document Interchange Format
DIFMOS
Double Injection Floating Gate MOS
DIGI
Deutsche InteressenGemeinschaft Internet [e.v.] (org., ISP)
DII
Defense Information Infrastructure (mil., USA, DISA)
DII
Dynamic Invocation Interface
DIICC
Defense Information Infrastructure Control Concept (mil., USA)
DIICOE
Defense Info Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DISA, mil., USA), "DII COE"
DIL
Dual InLine
DIME
Desktop Integrated Media Environment (COSE)
DIME
DIrect Memory Execute (AGP)
DIMM
Dual Inline Memory Module (IC)
DIMSS
DSN Integrated Management Support System (DSN, mil., USA)
DIN
Deutsches Institut fuer Normung (org.)
DINAH
Desktop INterface to AUTODIN Host (AutoDIN, mil., USA)
DINO
Deutsches InterNet Organisationssystem (WWW, Uni Goettingen, Germany)
DIP
Dial-up Internet Protocol (Linux)
DIP
Dual In-line Package (IC, DRAM)
DIRMU
DIstributed and Reconfigurable MUltiprocessor (MP)
DIS
Defense Information System (mil., USA)
DIS
Digital Identification Signal (HDLC)
DIS
Draft International Standard (ISO)
DISA
Data Interchange Standards Association (org.)
DISA
Defense Information Systems Agency (org., mil., USA)
DISAIS
DISA Information System (mil., USA), "DISA-IS"
DISANET
DISA Information Network (mil., USA, DISA, network), "DISANet"
DISC
Defense Information System Council (mil., USA)
DISK
Deutschsprachige Internationale SAS-benutzer Konferenz
DISN
Defense Information Systems Network (mil., USA)
DISNET
Defense Integrated Secure Network (network, mil., USA, predecessor, DSNET)
DISNNT
Defense Information Systems Network - Near Term (DISN, mil., USA), "DISN-NT"
DISOSS
DIStributed Office Support System (IBM, MVS)
DISP
Directory Information Shadowing Protocol
DISP
Draft International Standardized Profiles (ISO)
DISP
Dutch Independent Shareware Programmer (org., Netherlands), "D.I.S.P."
DISSP
Defense Information System Security Program (mil., USA)
DIT
Directory Information Tree (X.500)
DITCO
Defense Information Technology Contracting Office (org., mil., DISA, USA)
DIU
Digital Interface Unit
DIVE
Direct Interface Video Extensions (IBM, MMPM/2)
DIVX
DIgital Video eXpress (DVD), "Divx"
DIX
DEC, Intel, Xerox (ethernet, DEC, Intel, Xerox)
DKE
Deutsche Elektrotechnische Kommission (org., DIN, VDE)
DKRZ
Deutsches KlimaRechenZentrum (org.)
DL
Distribution List
DLC
Data Link Control
DLCI
Data Link Connection Identifier (ATM)
DLD
Deutsche Linux Distribution (Linux)
DLE
Data Link Escape
DLG
Digital Line Graph
DLKL
??? (DB)
DLL
Dynamic Link Library
DLL
Dynamic Link Loader (BS2000)
DLP
Digital Light Processing (TI)
DLP
Discrete Logarithmic Problem
DLPI
Data Link Provider Interface (X/Open)
DLR
Dynamic Link Routine
DLS
DOS LAN Services (IBM, LAN Server)
DLSW
Data Link SWitching (APPN, MPTN, RFC 1795, SNA, NETBIOS), "DLSw"
DLT
Digital Line Tape (DEC, Streamer)
DM
Delta Modulation
DM
Development Machine (Corel)
DM
Disconnect Mode (LAPB)
DMA
Direct Memory Access (DMA)
DMAC
Direct Memory Access Controller
DMAP
DECT Multimeda Access Protocol (DECT)
DMB
Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Telekom, Blaupunkt, DAB)
DMC
Desktop Multimedia Conferencing
DMCA
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (USA)
DMD
Device Manager Driver (OS/2)
DMD
Differential Mode Delay (Gigabit-, ethernet)
DMD
Digital Micromirror Device (IC, DLP, TI)
DMD
Directory Management DOMAIN (OSI, DS)
DMDAC
Dual MAC Dual Attached Concentrator (FDDI, DAC)
DMDD
Distributed Multiplexing Distributed Demultiplexing
DMDF
Distributed Management Data Facility (DCE, DME)
DME
Direct Memory Execution
DME
Distributed Management Environment (OSF)
DMF
Digest Message Format (Internet, RFC 1153)
DMF
Distribution Media Format [diskette] (FDD)
DMI
Definition of Management Information (OSI)
DMI
Desktop Management Interface (DTMF)
DMI
Digital Multiplexed Interface
DML
Data Manipulation Language
DML
Data Manipulation Logic
DML
Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (Audio)
DMOS
Diffusion Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
DMP
Dot Matrix Printer
DMS
Data Management System
DMS
Defense Message System (mil., USA)
DMS
Digital Multiplexed System
DMS
Distributed Media Services (COSE)
DMS
Document Management System
DMSCMS
Display Management System/Conversional Monitor System, "DMS/CMS"
DMSIG
Defense Message System Implementation Group (org., DMS, mil., USA)
DMSP
Distributed Mail System Protocol (Internet)
DMSTWG
Defense Message System Transition Working Group (org., DMS, mil., USA)
DMT
Discrete Monitor Timings (VESA)
DMT
Discrete Multitone Technology (ADSL, Amati Communications, ANSI)
DMTF
Desktop Management Task Force
DMTU
Default Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), "D-MTU"
DMU
Data Manipulation Unit
DMV
Daten- und MedienVerlag
DMV
Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (org.)
DMZ
DeMilitarized Zone (LAN, Internet)
DN
Distinguished Name (X.500)
DN
Distribution Network
DNA
Digital Network Architecture (DEC)
DNA
Direct Network Attach (Xyratex, RAID)
DNA
Distributed Network Architecture (NCR)
DNAE
DatenNetz-AnschlussEinrichtung (Telekom)
DNAT
Dynamic Network Address Translation
DNC
Direct Numerical Control (CNC)
DNC
Dynamic Network Controller
DNCMPE
Direct Numerical Control / ??? (CNC), "DNC/MPE"
DNCP
[PPP] DECNet phase iv Control Protocol (RFC 1762, DECNET, PPP)
DNCRI
Division of Networking and Communication Research and Infrastructure
DNHR
Dynamic Non Hierarchical Routing
DNI
De.Newusers.Info (Usenet)
DNI
DECnet Network Interface
DNIC
Data Network Identification Code (X.121)
DNQ
De.Newusers.Questions (Usenet)
DNR
Digital Noise Reduction
DNS
DOMAIN Name System (Internet, RFC 1034/1035, DNS)
DNSO
Defense Network Systems Organization (org., USA, mil.)
DNSO
Domain Name Supporting Organization (org., ICANN)
DNSTAN
Digitale NebenSTellenANlagen (Telekom), "DNStAn"
DNUG
Deusche Notes User Group [e.v.] (org., user group, Lotus)
DNX
Departmental Network eXchange [bridging router] (SNA, SDLC, Proteon)
DO
Distributed Objects (NeXT)
DOAM
Distributed Office Applications Model (ISO, IEC, DIS 10031-1 f.)
DOC
De.Org.CCC (Usenet, CCC)
DOCC
DISA Operations Control Complex (DISA, mil., USA)
DOCSIS
Data Over Cable System Interface Specification
DODISS
Department Of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards (mil., USA)
DOE
Distributed Objects Everywhere (Sun)
DOM
Document Object Model (MS)
DOMAIN
Distributed Operating Multi Access Interactive Network (Apollo, Internet)
DOME
Distributed Object Management Environment (ORB)
DOMF
Distributed Object Management Facility (Sun)
DOOM
Decentralised Object Orientated Machine
DOP
Directory Operational binding management Protocol
DOS
Denial Of Service [attack]
DOS
Disk Operating System (OS)
DOSS
Dedicated Office Systems and Services
DOV
Data Over Voice [MODEM]
DOW
Direct OverWrite (MO, ...)
DP
Data Processing
DP
Detection Point (IN)
DP
Draft Proposal (ISO)
DPA
Distributed Password Authentication
DPB
Drive Parameter Block (DOS, BIOS, FDD, HDD)
DPC
Database Promotion Center (org., Japan, DB)
DPD
Differential Phase Detection
DPE
Distributed Processing Environment (IN)
DPF
Discrete Packet Format (VXA, Streamer)
DPG
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (org.)
DPI
[SNMP] Distributed Program Interface (SNMP, RFC 1228)
DPI
[SNMP] Distributed Protocol Interface (SNMP, RFC 1592)
DPI
Data Processing Installation
DPI
Dots Per Inch
DPL
Descriptor Privilege Level (OS/2, NT)
DPM
Defects Per Million
DPMA
Data Processing Management Association (org.)
DPMA
Demand Priority Access Method
DPMI
DOS Protected Mode Interface (DOS, MS, Intel)
DPMS
Display Power Management Signalling [standard] (VESA)
DPMS
DOS Protected Mode Services (Novell, DOS)
DPN
Data Packet Network (Nortel)
DPN
Data Processing Node (MODEM)
DPN
Deutsches Provider Network (ISP)
DPNPH
Data Packet Network-Packet Handler, "DPN-PH"
DPOF
Digital Print Order Format
DPP
Distributed Parallel Processing
DPQ
Data Processing Quality
DPRL
Digital Property Rights Language (Xerox)
DPS
Display PostScript (NeXT, GUI, NextStep, DPS)
DPSE
Display PostScript Engine (DPS, NextStep, OpenStep, Apple, Rhapsody)
DPSK
Differential Phase Shift Keying (DFUE)
DPT
Distributed Processing Technology (manufacturer)
DPT
Drive Parameter Table
DPT
Dynamic Packet Transport (Cisco)
DPV
DatenPaketVermittlung [srechner]
DQDB
Distributed Queue Dual Bus (ISO, IEC, IS 8802/6, IEEE 802.6)
DQL
Database Query Language (DB)
DQP
Distributed Queueing Protocol
DR
Developer Release (Linux, Apple, ...)
DR
Digital Research (manufacturer)
DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
DRB
DRAM Row Boundary [register] (DRAM, PCI)
DRC
Design Rule Checks (CAD)
DRD
Data Reading Device
DRDA
Distributed Relational Database Architecture (IBM, DB)
DRDAAS
Distributed Relational Database Architecture Application Server (IBM, DB), "DRDA AS"
DRDOS
Digital Research Disk Operating System (DR, OS), "DR-DOS"
DREN
Defense Research and Engineering Network (network)
DRF
Data Recovery Field
DRG
Developer Relations Group (MS)
DRI
Defense Research Internet (ARPANET, successorr, network)
DRL
Dynamically Reconfigurable Logic (RL)
DRM
Destination Release Mechanism (DQDB)
DRMU
Digital Remote Measurement Unit
DRP
DECnet Routing Protocol (DEC)
DRSN
Defense Red Switch Network [hopefully no traffic ever] (network, mil. USA)
DS
Data Segment [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
DS
Deutschsprachige Shareware (org.)
DS
Digital Services [level]
DS
Directory Service (OSI, ISO, DP 9594)
DS
Distribution Services (SNA)
DS
Distribution System (WLAN)
DS
Double Sided [disks] (FDD)
DS0
Digital Signal level 0 (ISDN, T1), "DS-0"
DS1
Digital Signal level 1 (ISDN, T1), "DS-1"
DS1E1
??? (RFC 1406), "DS1/E1"
DS2
Digital Signal level 2, "DS-2"
DS3
Digital Signal level 3 (T3), "DS-3"
DS3
Digital Signal level 3, "DS-3"
DS3E3
??? (RFC 1407), "DS3/E3"
DSA
Data Service Adapter
DSA
Digital Signature Algorithm (cryptography, NIST)
DSA
Digital Storage Architecture
DSA
Directory System Agent (X.500, DSA)
DSA
Distributed Systems Architecture (Bull)
DSA
Dynamic Scalable Architecture (DB, Informix)
DSAP
Destination link Service Access Point (SAP, LLC)
DSAT
Deep Shit Alert Table (Apple, MACOS)
DSBAM
Double-SideBand Amplitude Module
DSC
Document Structuring Conventions (Adobe)
DSD
Data Structure Diagram (CASE)
DSDC
Data Segment Descriptor Cache [register] (DS, Intel, CPU)
DSDL
Data Storage Definition ??? Language (DB)
DSE
Data Switching Equipment (X.25, CCITT)
DSE
Distributed Systems Environment (Honeywell, Bull)
DSEA
DataStation Emulation Adapter (IBM, AS/400, ...)
DSEE
Distributed Software Engineering Environment ??? (Apollo, CM)
DSH
Desperately Seeking Help (slang, Usenet)
DSI
Defense Simulation Internet (network, mil., USA)
DSI
Dial Services Interface [API] (API, IBM)
DSI
Digital Speech Interpolation (VOFR)
DSI
Dynamic Skeleton Interface (CORBA, ORB, OA)
DSID
Destination Signaling IDentifier
DSIMM
Dual [RAS] Single Inline Memory Module (IC), "D-SIMM"
DSL
Dialogue Scripting Language (DCE, UIL)
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
DSL
Digital system Specification Language (HDL)
DSL
Distributed Service Logic (IN)
DSLAM
Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSL)
DSLCP
Dynamically Switched Link Control Protocol (RFC 1307)
DSMN
Directory Service Manager for Netware (MS, Windows NT, FPNW)
DSN
Defense Switched Network (mil., USA)
DSN
Developer Support News (IBM, OS/2)
DSN
Distributed Systems Network (HP)
DSNET
Defense Secure NETwork (mil., USA)
DSOM
Distributed System Object Model (IBM)
DSP
Digital Signal Processing / Processor
DSP
Directory System Protocol (X.500, DS)
DSP
Document Services for Printing (Xerox), "DS/P"
DSP
DOMAIN Specific Part (NSAP, IDL)
DSR
Data Set Ready (MODEM, RS-232)
DSR
Device Status Report
DSRI
Digital Standard Relational Interface
DSRS
Defense Software Repository System (mil., USA)
DSS
Decision Support System (IM)
DSS
Defense Switched Services (mil., USA)
DSS
Digital Signature Standard (NIST, cryptography)
DSS
Directory and Security Services (DCE, IBM, LAN)
DSS
Distributed Security Service (DCE)
DSS2
[setup] Digital Subscriber Signaling #2
DSSCS
Defense Special Security Communications System (mil., USA)
DSSI
Digital Storage Systems Interconnect (VAX)
DSSS
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (WLAN)
DSSSL
[standard] Document Style Semantics and Specification Language (DTD, ISO, IEC, DIS 10179)
DST
Daylight Saving Time (TZ)
DSTN
Double SuperTwisted Nematic (LCD)
DSU
Digital Service Unit (ATM)
DSU
Distribution Service Unit (IBM, SNADS)
DSVD
Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data (MODEM)
DT
Display Terminal
DTA
Direct Tape Access (Seagate)
DTA
Disk Transfer Area (DOS)
DTAM
Document Transfer, Access and Manipulation (CCITT, T.400, ODIF)
DTAP
Direct Transfer Application Part (MS, MM, MTP)
DTC
DeskTop Conferencing
DTC
Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS, SQL Server, DB)
DTD
Document Type Definition (SGML)
DTE
Data Terminal Equipment (X.25, CCITT)
DTE
DatenTransferEinrichtung
DTH
DialogTestHilfe (BS2000)
DTLB
Dual Translation Lookaside Buffer (CPU)
DTMF
DeskTop Management task Force (Intel)
DTMF
Dual Tone Multi Frequency
DTMP
DCPS Management Panel (DCPS)
DTMS
Document Transfer and Manipulation Services (CCITT, T.400)
DTP
DeskTop Publishing
DTP
Distributed Transaction Processing (X/Open, OLTP)
DTP
Document Transfer Profile (SPAC, ODA, DAP, predecessor)
DTR
Data Terminal Ready (MODEM, RS-232)
DTR
DeskTop Reproduction (DTP)
DTR
Document Filing and Retrieval (DOAM, ISO, IEC, DIS 10166-1 f.)
DTR
Draft Technical Report
DTS
Direct To SOM
DTS
Distributed Time Server
DTS
Distributed Time Service (DCE)
DTU
Demand Transmission Unit
DU
Disk Used (Unix)
DU
Distribution Unit (MS, MSIE)
DUA
Directory User Agent (X.500, DS) DUEE DatenUEbertragungsEinrichtung DUEE DatenUEbertragungsEinrichtung (Telekom)
DUN
Dial Up Networking
DUOW
Distributed Unit Of Work (DRDA, IBM), "DUoW"
DUP
Distribution Unit Profile (MS, OSD, DU, MSIE)
DV
DatenVerarbeitung
DV
Digital Video
DVA
DatenVerarbeitungsAnlage
DVB
Digital Video Broadcasting (Europe)
DVC
Digital Video Compression (video)
DVD
Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Datenschutz [e.V.] (org.)
DVD
Digital Versatile Disk (CD, MPEG, DVD)
DVD
Digital Video Disk [old term] (DVD)
DVDCCA
DVD Copy Control Association (DVD, org.)
DVDR
Digital Versatile Disk Recodable (DVD), "DVD-R"
DVDRAM
Digital Versatile Disk Random Access Memory (DVD), "DVD-RAM"
DVDROM
Digital Versatile Disk Read Only Memory (DVD), "DVD-ROM"
DVDRW
Digital Versatile Disk + ReWritable (PC-RW, DVD, Sony, Philips, HP, Mitsubishi, Ricoh, Yamaha), "DVD+RW"
DVI
DeVice Independent
DVI
Digital Video Interactive (LCD, Intel, IBM, Lotus, HP, Compaq, ...)
DVID
Digital Video Interactive - Digital (LCD), "DVI-D"
DVL
Digital Video Link
DVMA
Direct Virtual Memory Access
DVMRP
Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (IP)
DVPT
Deutscher Verbandes fuer Post und Telekommunikation (org.)
DVR
??? (DTP, Truevision)
DVS
DatenVerwaltungsSystem (BS2000)
DVS
Digital Video Systems (manufacturer)
DVST
DatenVermittlungsSTelle (Telekom)
DVSTP
DatenVermittlungsSTelle mit Paketvermittlung (Telekom), "DVST-P"
DVT
Deutscher Verband Technisch-wissenschaftlicher vereine (org.)
DVX
Digital Voice eXchange
DWANGO
Dialup Wide-Area Network Game Organization (IVS Corporation)
DWF
Drawing Web Format (AutoCAD)
DWH
DISA Western Hemisphere (DISA, mil., USA)
DWM
Diskless Workstation Management (AIX, IBM)
DWMT
Discrete Wavelet MultiTone [modulation]
DWT
Discrete Wavelet Transformation
DXA
Directory eXchange Agent
DXI
Data eXchange Interface
DXJ
Datex J (Telekom), "DxJ"
DXJVST
Datex J VermittlungsSTelle (Telekom), "DxJ VSt
DXS
Directory eXchange Server

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E3
End-to-End Encryption (cryptography)
EA
Eingabe/Ausgabe, "E/A"
EA
Escrowed Authenticator (cryptography, EES)
EA
Extended Attribute (OS/2)
EAB
Enterpreise Access Builder (IBM, Java)
EADAS
Engineering and Administrative Data Acquisition System (EADAS)
EADASNM
EADAS/Network Management (EADAS), "EADAS/NM"
EADF
Elliptical Aperture with Dynamic Focus
EAI
External Authoring Interface (VRML)
EAM
Evanescent Access Method (BS2000)
EAN
European Article Numbering [system]
EANTC
European Advanced Networking Test Center (org., Berlin, Germany, ANTC, FDDI)
EAP
Extensible Authentication Protocol
EARN
European Academic Research Network (network)
EAROM
Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory
EAS
Enterprise Access System (Dynatech)
EASE
Easy Access System Europe (Novell, FTP)
EASI
Enhanced Asynchronous SCSI Interface
EATA
Enhanced AT Bus Attachment
EATCS
European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (org., Europe)
EAZ
EndgeraeteAuswahlZiffer (ISDN)
EB
Electronic Banking (banking)
EBAM
Electronic Beam-Addressable Memory (IC)
EBAS
Elektronisches teile-BestellAbwicklungsSystem (MBAG)
EBC
EISA Bus Controller (Wyse)
EBCDIC
Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code
EBNF
Extended Backus-Naur-Form
EBR
Enterprise Backup and Restore (ENS, Banyan, VINES)
EBROM
Electronic Book - Read Only Memory, "EB-ROM"
EBU
European Broadcasting Union (org., Europe)
EBUS
Elektronisches teile-BUchungsSystem (MBAG)
EBV
Elektronische BildVerarbeitung
EC
Electronic Commerce
EC
Error Correction (MODEM)
ECAI
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (conference, AI, ECCAI, Europe)
ECB
Electronic CodeBook [mode] (cryptography, DES)
ECB
Event Control Block (IPX)
ECC
Electrical Connectivity Checks (CAD)
ECC
Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem (Certicom, cryptography)
ECC
Error Checking and Correction
ECC
Error Correction Circuit (CPU, POWER)
ECC
Error Correction Code (CD)
ECCAI
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (org., AI, Europe)
ECCRAM
Error Checking and Correction ??? Random Access Memory (RAM)
ECEDI
Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange (EC, EDI), "EC/EDI"
ECF
Enhanced Connectivity Facilities (IBM)
ECHO
European Community Host Organisation (org., Europe)
ECHT
European Conference on Hypermedia Technology (INRIA, conference)
ECI
Efficient Channel Integration (ADC, EDI)
ECL
EClectic Language (Harvard, TOPS)
ECL
Emitter Coupled Logic
ECM
Entity Coordination Management (FDDI, SMT)
ECM
Error Correction / Correcting Mode (FAX, HDLC)
ECMA
European Computer Manufacturers Association (org., Europe)
ECN
European Counter Network
ECOC
European Conference on Optical Communications (conference)
ECOM
Electronic Computer Originated Mail, "E-COM"
ECOOP
European Conference on Object Orientated Programming (OOP, conference)
ECP
[PPP] Encryption Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1968)
ECP
Enhanced Capability Port (MS)
ECP
Enhanced Communication Port / Protocol
ECP
Exessive CrossPosting (Usenet, EMP, spam)
ECPA
Electronic Communications Privacy Act (USA)
ECR
Engineering Change Request (PCI)
ECRC
[cable & wireless] European Computer industry Research Centre [gmbh] (ISP, org.)
ECS
Elitegroup Computer Systems (manufacturer, Taiwan)
ECS
Enhanced Chip Set (Amiga, Commodore)
ECSA
Exchange Carriers Standards Association (org.)
ECSC
European Customer Support Centre (HP)
ECTS
European Computer Trade Show (fair, London)
ECU
EISA Configuration Utility (EISA)
ED
End Delimiter (FDDI, Token Ring)
ED
Enhanced Density
EDA
Electronic Design Automation
EDAC
Electromechanical Digital Adapter Circuit
EDAC
European Conference on Design Automation (IEEE-CS, conference)
EDBS
Einheitliche DatenBank-Schnittstelle (DB)
EDC
Error Detection Code (CD)
EDD
Enterprise Data Distribution (ENS, Banyan, VINES)
EDGAR
Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval [system] (DB, Internet)
EDGE
Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (GSM)
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange (GOSIP)
EDID
Extended Display Identification Data [standard] (VESA, DDC)
EDIF
Electronic Design Interchange Format
EDIFACT
Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport
EDLC
Ethernet Data Link Control (ethernet)
EDM
Engineering Data Management
EDM
Extended Data Message
EDMCC
European Distributed Memory Computing Conference (GI, ITG, IFIP, conference)
EDMS
Engineering Document Management System
EDO
Extended Data Out [ram] (RAM, DRAM, IC)
EDODRAM
Extended Data Out Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM), "EDO-DRAM"
EDORAM
Extended Data Out Random Access Memory (RAM, IC), "EDO-RAM"
EDOS
Elektronisches DateiOrganisationsSystem (MBAG)
EDP
Electronic Data Processing
EDP
Electronic Data Processing
EDP
Enhanced Dot Pitch (Hitachi)
EDPS
Electronic Data Processing System
EDR
External Developer Release
EDRAM
Enhanced Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC)
EDS
Electronic Data Systems [corporation] (provider, USA)
EDSAC
Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator
EDSRA
Earth Data System Reference Application (ISH, USA)
EDT
Eastern Daylight Time [-0400] (TZ, EST, USA)
EDV
Elektronische DatenVerarbeitung
EDVAC
Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
EE
Emotion Engine (Sony, Playstation)
EEE
[UDB] Enterprise Extended Edition (IBM, DB2, DB, UDB)
EEI
Equipment to Equipment Interface
EEI
External Environment Interface (mil., USA)
EELS
Engineering Electronic Library, Sweden (org., WWW, Sweden)
EEM
External Expansion Module (Sun)
EEMS
Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
EEP
Early Experience Program (Borland)
EEP
Entry Exit Procedure (R:Base, DB)
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (ROM)
EES
Escrowed Encryption Standard (cryptography, NSA)
EESC
European EDIF Steering Committee (org., EDIF, Europe)
EET
Eastern European Time [+0200] (TZ)
EET
Edge Enhancement Technology (Seikosha, Itoh)
EFAKS
Elektronisches FAKturierungs- und abrechnungsSystem (MBAG)
EFCI
Explicit Forward Congestion Indication (ATM)
EFF
Electronic Frontier Foundation (Internet, org.)
EFI
Electronics For Imaging (manufacturer)
EFL
Emitter Follower Logic (IC)
EFM
Eight-to-Fourteen-Modulation (CD)
EFS
Encrypting File System (cryptography)
EFSM
Extended Finite State Machine (TTCN, ...)
EFT
Electronic Funds Transfer
EFT
Euro-FileTransfer (ISDN, ETS 300 075)
EFTPOS
Electronic Funds Transfer at the Point-Of-Sale (EFT, banking), "EFT-POS"
EFTS
Electronic Funds Transfer System EFUE EmmissionsdatenFernUEbertragung (DFUE)
EG
Evil Grin (slang, Usenet, IRC)
EGA
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (predecessor, VGA)
EGB
Elektrostatisch gefaehrdete Bauelemente
EGP
Exterior Gateway Protocol (RFC 904)
EGPA
Erlangen General Purpose Array (MP)
EGREP
Extended Global Regular Expression Print (Unix, GREP)
EGS
Enhanced Graphics System (Commodore)
EHF
Encoding Header Field (Internet, RFC 1154)
EHKP
Einheitliche Hoehere KommunikationsProtokolle (BTX, ER, Telekom)
EHLLAPI
Emulator High Level Language API (IBM, 3270, API)
EHS
European Home Systems [concept]
EHSA
European Home Systems Association (org., Europe)
EHW
Evolvable HardWare
EIA
Electronics Industry Association (USA, org.)
EIB
European Installation Bus
EIBA
European Installation Bus Association (org., Europe)
EICAVR
European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (org., Europe)
EIDE
Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (HDD, IDE), "E-IDE"
EINE
EINE Is Not EMACS (EMACS, LISP)
EIO
Enhanced Input/Output [architecture] (HP)
EIP
Extended Internet Protocol (Internet, RFC 1385)
EIS
European Information System (Europe)
EIS
Executive Information System (IM)
EISA
Enhanced Industry Standard Architecture (ISA)
EISA
European Imaging and Sound Association (org., Europe)
EISB
Electronic Imaging Standards Board (org.)
EISS
Europaeisches Institut fuer SystemSicherheit (org., Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe)
EIT
Encoded Information Type
EJB
Enterprise Java Beans (Java, Sun)
EJC
Electronic Journal of Communication
EKMS
Electronic Key Management System (cryptography)
EKOS
Elektronisches KOmmunikationsSystem (MBAG)
EL
Electro Luminescent [display]
EL1
Extensible Language one (ECLogic)
ELAN
Education LANguage
ELAN
Emulated Local Area Network (ATM, LANE)
ELAP
Ethernet Link Access Protocol (LAP, ethernet)
ELF
Executable and Linkable Format (Unix, OS/2)
ELH
Entity Life History (DB)
ELI
Embedded LISP Interpreter (Andrew mail system)
ELK
Extension Language Kit (Scheme)
ELLIS
EuLisp LInda System (LISP)
ELM
ELectronic Mailer (Unix)
ELO
Elektronischer Leitz Ordner (OA)
ELOD
Erasable Laser Optical Disk (OD)
ELP
Equational Logic Programming [language]
ELRAD
[magazin fuer] ELektronik und technische RechnerAnwenDungen
ELS
Entry Level System ??? (Novell, Netware)
EM
Extensions Manager (Apple)
EMA
Electronic Messaging Association (org., USA)
EMA
Enterprise Management Architecture (DEC)
EMA
Extended Mercury Autocode
EMACS
Editing MACroS (GNU)
EMB
Enhanced Master Burst (EISA)
EMC
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility
EMEA
[IBM] Europe, Middle East, Africa (IBM)
EMI
ElectroMagnetic Interference
EMI
External Machine Interface [protocol] (SMS)
EMISA
EntwicklungsMethoden fuer InformationsSysteme und deren Anwendung (org., GI)
EML
Element Management Layer (TMN)
EMM
Expanded Memory Manager
EMMA
European MultiMedia Award
EMP
Excessive Multiple Posting (Usenet, ECP, spam)
EMR
Electro-Magnetic Radiation
EMS
European Mathematical Society (org.)
EMS
Expanded Memory Specification (DOS, Intel)
EMSC
Electronic Mail Standards Committee (org.)
EMV
ElektroMagnetische Vertraeglichkeit (EN 55022, DIN, VDE 0878)
EMX
Enterprise Messaging eXchange [switch]
EN
Europa Norm (Europe)
ENA
Electronic Networking Association (org., Internet)
ENA
Enterprise Networking Association (Banyan, VINES, user group, org.)
ENA
European Networking Associates (org., Europe)
ENA
Extended Network Addressing (IBM, SNA)
ENDC
European Network Design Center (3COM)
ENDIVE
Enhanced Direct Interface Video Extensions (OS/2, MMPM/2, IBM), "EnDIVE"
ENIAC
Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer
ENP
Embedded NPrinter (NEST, Novell)
ENS
Enterprise Network Services (Banyan, VINES)
ENSIQ
ENS - Information Query (Banyan, VINES, ENS), "ENS IQ"
ENSMT
ENS - Management Tool (ENS, Banyan, VINES), "ENS-MT"
EO
Europe Online (network)
EOA
End Of Address
EOB
End Of Block
EOD
End Of Discussion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
EOD
Erasable Optical Disk (OD)
EOF
End Of File
EOF
Enterprise Objects Framework (NeXT)
EOI
End Of Input
EOI
End Of Interrupt
EOJ
End Of Job
EOL
End Of Line
EOM
End Of Message
EON
Enhanced Other Networks (RDS)
EOP
End Of Procedure (Fax)
EOS
Electrical OverStress
EOS
Extended Operating System (OS)
EOT
End Of Text
EOT
End Of Transmission
EOUG
European Oracle User Group (org., DB, Oracle, user group, Europe)
EOWG
[WAI] Education and Outreach Working Group (WAI)
EP3
[the] Extensible PERL PreProcessor (PERL)
EPA
Enhanced Performance Architecture
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency (USA, org.)
EPAC
Ein-Platinen-Allzweck-Computer (IC, C'T)
EPBR
Extended Partition Boot Record (PowerQuest)
EPDF
Embedded Portable Document Format (Adobe, PDF, HTML)
EPG
Electronic Program Guide
EPH
Electronic Payment Handling (banking)
EPHOS
European Procurement Handbook for Open Systems
EPIC
Electronic Privacy Information Center (cryptography)
EPIC
European Public sector Information systems Conference
EPIC
Explicit Parallelism Instruction Computing (Intel)
EPIM
Ethernet Port Interface Module (ethernet)
EPIX
Enhanced Performance unIX (Unix), "EP/IX"
EPLD
Erasable Programmable Logic Device
EPN
Electronic-highway Platform Netherlands (ISP, Netherlands)
EPOC
[not an acronym] (Psion, OS, PDA)
EPP
Education Purchase Plan (Adobe)
EPP
Enhanced Parallel Port / Protocol (Intel, Zenith, Xircom, IEEE 1284)
EPROM
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EPS
Electronic Publishing Systems
EPS
Embedded PServer (NEST, Novell)
EPSA
Early Page Space Allocation (AIX, IBM)
EPSI
Encapsulated PostScript Interchange
EPSIG
Electronic Publishing Special Interest Group (org.)
ER
Externer Rechner (T-Online)
ERCIM
European Research Consortium for Information and Mathematics (org., GMD, INRIA, CWI, RAL, ..., Europe)
ERD
Entity-Relationship Diagram
ERIN
Environmental Resources Information Network (Australia, network)
ERM
Entity Relationship Model (DB)
ERO
European Radiocommunications Office (org., Europe, CEPT)
EROM
Erasable Read Only Memory
ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning [software]
ERS
Enterprise Resource Sharing (ENS, Banyan, VINES)
ERS
Error Report Suppression [flag] (CATNIP)
ES
End System (ATM)
ES
Errored Seconds (DS1/E1)
ES
Extended Services (OS/2)
ES
Extra Segment [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
ES1
EliteSwitch/1 (SMC, FDDI), "ES/1"
ESA
Enterprise Systems Architecture (IBM, MVS/XA)
ESANN
European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (conference, NN)
ESCD
Extended System Configuration Data (BIOS, PNP)
ESCON
Enterprise Systems CONnect (IBM)
ESCP2
Epson Specific Code / Protocol 2 (Drucker), "ESC/P2"
ESD
Electronic Software Distribution
ESD
ElectroStatic Discharge
ESDC
Extra Segment Descriptor Cache [register] (ES, Intel, CPU)
ESDI
Enhanced Standard Device Interface
ESDS
Entry Sequenced Data Set (VSAM)
ESE
Extensible Storage Engine (AD, MS)
ESEC
European Software Engineering Conference (GI, BCS, AFCET, AICA, OEGI, SI, conference)
ESER
Einheitliches System dEr Rechentechnik (GDR)
ESF
Extended Super Frame (ISDN, T1)
ESI
End System IDentifier (ATM)
ESIOP
Environment Specific Inter-ORB Protocol (OMG, CORBA, ORB, DCE)
ESIS
Element Structure Information Set (SGML)
ESIS
End System to Intermediate System [protocol / routing] (OSI), "ES-IS"
ESM
External Storage Module (Sun)
ESMD
Embedded Storage Module Disk
ESMD
Enhanced Storage Module Device
ESMTP
Extended Simple Message Transport Protocol (SMTP, RFC 1425/1869)
ESN
Electronic Serial Number
ESN
Electronic Switched Network
ESNET
Energy Sciences NETwork (network, USA, Internet)
ESORICS
European Symposium On Research In Computer Security (conference)
ESP
[IP] Encapsulating Security Payload (IPSEC, IP, RFC 1827)
ESP
Emulation Sensing Processor (QMS)
ESP
Ethernet Serial Port (ethernet)
ESPCM
Electronic Speech systems Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)
ESPRIT
European Strategic Program of Research and Development in Information Technology (Europe)
ESR
Event Service Routine (IPX)
ESS
Extended Service Set (WLAN)
ESSI
European Software and Systems Initiative
EST
Eastern Standard Time [-0500] (TZ, EDT, USA)
ESTO
Electronic Systems Technology Office (org., ARPA)
ETAI
Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ETANN
Electrically Trainable Analog Neural Network (NN)
ETAS
Elektronisches Teile-AuskunftsSystem (MBAG)
ETB
Elektronisches TelefonBuch (T-Online)
ETB
End of Transmission Blank / Block
ETC
European Test Conference (VDE, IEEE-CS, conference)
ETE
End-To-End
ETG
Enterprise Transaction Gateway (EDI, NT)
ETH
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule
ETHZ
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (org., Switzerland)
ETK
Embedded ToolKit [for Windows CE] (MS, Windows, CE)
ETLA
Extended Three Letter Acronym
ETO
Essentials - Tools - Objects (Apple), "E.T.O."
ETR
Early Token Release (Token Ring)
ETS
Embedded ToolSuite (Phar Lap)
ETS
European Telecommunication Standard (ETSI)
ETS
Executable Test Suite (ISO 9646-1)
ETSI
European Telecommunication Standards Institute (org., Europe)
ETX
End of Transmission teXt
EU
Execution Unit (CPU)
EUC
Extended Unix Code (Unix)
EUNET
European Unix NETwork (network, Internet, ISP, Unix)
EUS
EntscheidungsUnterstuetzende Systeme
EUSUVP
EntscheidungsUnterstuetzendes System UmweltVertraeglichkeitsPruefung (EuropeS, XPS, Uni Hamburg, Germany)
EUUG
European Unix User Group (org., user group, Unix, Europe)
EV
EtagenVerteiler (cable, EN 50 173)
EVC
Enhanced Video Connector (VESA)
EVE
Extended Virtual Environment
EVN
EinzelVerbindungsNachweis (Telekom)
EWAS
Elektronisches WareneingangsAbwicklungsSystem (MBAG)
EWIKO
[verein zur foerderung] Elektronischer WIssenschaftsKOmmunikation (org.)
EWOS
European Workshop for Open Systems (OSI, ODA)
EWS
Employee Written Software (IBM)
EWS
European Workshop on SGML (org., SGML)
EXCA
EXchangeable Card Architecture, "ExCA"
EXFCB
EXtended File Control Block
EXTRA
EXecutionTRace Analyser (IBM, OS/2)
EXUG
European X Users Group (org., user group, Europe)
EXZ
EXcessive Zeros [error event] (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
EZ
EchtZeit (fair)

-- F ---

F2C
FORTRAN to C [converter]
F2F
Frequency - Double Frequency
FA
FernmeldeAmt (Telekom)
FAA
Flow Admission Acknowledge [message] (LFAP)
FABS
Fast Access Btree Structure
FAC
Final Assembly Code (IMEI, GSM)
FACCH
Fast Associated Control CHannel (GSM, DCCH)
FACE
Framed Access Command Environment (Unix, SVR4)
FACS
Firmware ACPI Control Structure (ACPI)
FADU
File Access Data Unit (FTAM)
FAE
Field Application Engineer
FAG
FernmeldeAnlagenGesetz
FAIS
Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society (org., Finland, AI)
FAL
File Access Listener (DEC, DNA)
FAME
FORMEX Applied to Multilingualism in Europe (SGML, Europe)
FAMOS
Floating gate Avalanche injection Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
FANP
Flow Attribute Notification Protocol (Toshiba, RFC 2129)
FAPI
Family Application Programmer Interface (DOS, VDM, API)
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions (slang, Usenet)
FAR
False Acception Rate
FAR
Fixed Alternative Routing (SNI)
FAR
Flow Admission Request [message] (LFAP)
FARNET
Federation of American Research NETworks (network)
FAS
Flow Admission Service
FASMI
Fast Analysis of Shared Multidimensional Information (OLAP)
FAST
First Application System Test
FAST
Forschungsinstitut fuer Angewandte Software-Technologie [e.v.] (org.)
FAT
File Allocation Table (DOS)
FAU
Flow Admission Update [message] (LFAP)
FAU
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet (org., Erlangen, Germany, Nuernberg, Germany)
FAW
Forschungsinstitut fuer Anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (org., KI, Ulm)
FB
Fiber optic Backbone
FBAS
FarbBild-AustastSystem / Farb-Bild-Austast-Synchron-signal (Video)
FBL
Frame Burst error Length (CD)
FBM
Flexible Buffer Management (QMS)
FBS
Flexible Bandwidth Service (ATM, SDH)
FC
Federal Criteria [for information technology security] (NIST, USA)
FC
Feedback Control
FC
Fibre Channel
FC
Frame Control (FDDI, Token Ring)
FCA
Flow Control Ack (DLSW)
FCAL
Fibre Channel - Arbitrated Loop, "FC-AL"
FCAPS
Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security [management areas]
FCB
File Control Block (DOS)
FCBS
File Control BlockS (DOS)
FCC
Federal Communications Commission (org., USA)
FCC
Forward Carbon Copy (DFUE)
FCCH
Frequency Correction CHannel (GSM)
FCCN
Fundacao para a Computacao Cientifica Nacional (org., Portugal)
FCD
Floating Car Data
FCFS
First Come, First Served
FCI
Fibre Channel Interface
FCI
Flow Control Indicator (DLSW)
FCI
Forward Cache Identifier (CATNIP)
FCO
Flow Control Operator Bits (DLSW)
FCP
[SCSI-3] Fibre Channel Protocol (SAM)
FCPGA
Flip Chip Pin Grid Array (CPU), "FC-PGA"
FCPH
Fibre Channel PHysical and signaling interface (SAM), "FC-PH"
FCR
Flow Change Request [message] (LFAP)
FCS
Fast Circuit Switching
FCS
Frame Check Sequence (FDDI, Token Ring)
FCS
Frame Check Sum (MODEM)
FDA
FORTRAN Design Aid (FORTRAN)
FDAD
Functional Data ADministrator
FDC
Floppy Disk Controller (FDD)
FDCT
Fast Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT)
FDD
Floppy Disk Drive
FDDI
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (ANSI, ISO 8314)
FDDITPPMD
FDDI Twisted Pair-Physical layer, Medium Dependent, "FDDI TP-PMD"
FDE
Full Duplex Ethernet (ethernet)
FDES
Full Duplex EtherSwitch (Kalpana)
FDI
[fachverband der ] Fuehrungskraefte der Druckindustrie und Informationsverarbeitung (org.)
FDL
File Definition Language
FDM
Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
FDMA
Frequency Division Multiple Access (Mobile Systems)
FDO
Functional Device Object
FDT
Formal Description Technique
FDX
Full DupleX
FE
Forschung und Entwicklung, "F&E"
FE
Functional Entity (IN)
FEA
Functional Entity Action (IN, UNI)
FEAL
Fast Data Encipherment Algorithm (DES, cryptography)
FEAST
Fast Data Enciphering Algorithm (cryptography)
FEBE
Far End Block Error (SONET)
FEC
Forward Error Correction (GSM)
FECN
Forward Explicit Congestion Notification (ATM)
FEFCO
???
FEIT
Fujitsu Enhanced Imaging Technology (Fujitsu)
FEK
File Encryption Key (cryptography)
FEM
Finite Elemente Methode
FEN
Free-net Erlangen/Nuernberg
FEP
Front End Processor
FER
Forward Error Correction (satellite)
FERF
Far End Receive Failure (UNI, ATM, SONET, OAM)
FESI
Federacion Espanola de Sociedades de Informatica (org.)
FET
Field Effect Transistor
FF
Form(ular) Feed
FFAPI
File Format API (MS, API)
FFC
Fully Formed Character [printer]
FFDC
First Failure Data Capture
FFDT
FDDI Full Duplexing Technology (FDDI)
FFOL
FDDI Follow-On-LAN
FFS
Fallback Fault-tolerant Server (IBM, OS/2)
FFS
Fast File System (Amiga, Commodore)
FFS
Fast Filing System (BSD, Unix)
FFS
Flexible Fertigungs-Systeme
FFST2
First Failure Support Technology /2 (IBM), "FFST/2"
FFT
Final Form Text
FGA
Future Graphics Adapter (Spea)
FGCS
Fifth Generation Computer Systems [project] (ICOT)
FGREP
Fixed Global Regular Expression Print (Unix, GREP)
FHGS
FreeHand Graphics Studio (Macromedia, DTP)
FHSS
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (WLAN)
FIA
Fiberoptic Industry Association (org.)
FIBU
FInanzBUchhaltung
FIC
First International Computer [inc.] (manufacturer)
FID
File IDentifier (APDU)
FID
File Identifier Descriptor (UDF, CD-R)
FIDO
FIlter Device Object, "FiDO"
FIF
Fractal Interchange Format
FIFF
Forum Informatikerinnen Fuer den Frieden (org.)
FIFO
First In First Out (CPU)
FIG
Forth Interest Group (org., Forth)
FIGLET
Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters (ASCII, fonts)
FILO
First In Last Out
FIMAS
Financial Institution Message Authentication Standard (banking, ANSI)
FIOC
Frame Input/Output Controller
FIP
Facility Interface Processor
FIP
Factory Instrumentation Protocol
FIP
Fluorescent Indicator Panel
FIPA
Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (org., Agents)
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standard (NIST, USA)
FIR
Fast IRDA (IRDA)
FIRE
Flexible Intelligent Routing Engine (3Com)
FIRMR
Federal Information Resources Management Regulations (USA)
FIRP
Federal Internet Requirements Panel (Internet, USA)
FIRST
ForschungsInstitut fuer Rechnerarchitektur und SoftwareTechnik (org., GMD, Berlin, Germany)
FIRST
Forum of Incident Response and SecuriTy (org., NIST)
FIS
FachInformationsSystem
FIS
FuehrungsInformationsSysteme
FIT
Failures In Time
FITS
Functional Interpolating Transformation System
FIU
Fingerprint Identification Unit (Sony)
FIZ
FachInformationsZentrum karlsruhe Org., Germany
FK
Foundation Kit (NextStep, OpenStep, Apple, Rhapsody)
FKS
Fernmelde-Klein-Steckverbindung (Westernstecker)
FL
Fiber optic Link
FLACC
Full Level Algol Checkout Compiler
FLAME
FLexible API for Module-based Environments (RL, API)
FLC
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal
FLEA
Four Letter Extended Acronym
FLEXIP
FLEXible Internet Protocol (Novell, Netware), "FLeX/IP"
FLIM
Faithful Library about Internet Message (EMACS, GNU)
FLOPS
FLoating-point Operations Per Second (CPU)
FLP
Fast Link Pulse (ethernet, LAN, NLP)
FLS
???
FM
Frequenz-Modulation
FMA
Federated Management Architecture (Java)
FMM
Flash Memory Manager (Intel)
FMS
FernMeldeSystem
FNC
Federal Networking Council (org., USA)
FO
Fiber Optic
FOA
Fiber Optic Association (org.)
FOC
Fiber Optic Cable / Communications
FOCS
[symposium on] Foundations Of Computer Science (conference)
FOD
Flexible Optical Disk (OD)
FODA
Formal specification of ODA document structures (ODA, ISO)
FODO
[international conference on] Foundations Of Data Organization and algorithms (conference, INRIA)
FOEBUD
[verein zur] Foerderung des OEffentlichen Bewegten und Unbewegten Datenverkehrs [e.v.] (org.), "FoeBud"
FOIRL
Fiber Optic InterRepeater Link (OWG)
FOKUS
Forschungszentrum fuer Offene KommUnikationsSysteme (org., GMD, Berlin, Germany)
FOLDOC
Free OnLine Dictionary Of Computing (WWW, UK)
FOLED
Flexible Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED)
FOMAU
Fiber Optic MAU (ethernet)
FON
Fiber Optics Network
FOOBAR
FTP Operation Over Big Address Records (RFC 1639, FTP)
FOOT
Forum for Object Oriented Technology (CERN, OOP)
FORMEX
FORMalised EXchange of electronic publications (SGML, Europe)
FORML
Formal Object Role Modelling Language
FORTRAN
FORmula TRANslation
FORTWIHR
FORschungsverbund fuer Technisch-WIssenschaftliches HochleistungsRechnen (org., Bavaria)
FORWISS
bayerisches FORschungszentrum fuer WISsensbasierte Systeme (org., KI)
FOSI
Format Output Specification Instance (SGML, CALS)
FOSSIL
Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer
FOT
Fiber Optic Transceiver
FOTE
Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation, "FOT & E"
FOURCC
FOUR Character Code (RIFF, TIFF)
FOV
Field Of View (VRML)
FOX
Field Operational X.500
FPA
Fast Packet Adaption (FPS, FPR)
FPA
Floating Point Accelerator
FPC
Floating Point Coprocessor
FPDI
Flat Panel Display Interface (VESA)
FPDU
FTAM Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
FPE
Floating Point Engine
FPGA
Field Programmable Gate Array
FPI
Flux Changes per Inch (HDD)
FPI
Functional Process Improvement
FPLA
Field Programmable Logic Array
FPLMTS
Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunications System (IN, Mobile Systems)
FPM
Fast Page Mode [DRAM] (RAM, DRAM)
FPM
Fast Page Mode [ram] (RAM, DRAM, IC)
FPMDRAM
Fast Page Mode DRAM (RAM, DRAM, IC), "FPM-DRAM"
FPMPMI
Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface [standard] (LCD, VESA)
FPNW
File and Print service for NetWare (MS, Windows NT, DSMN)
FPODA
Fixed Priority Orientated Demand Assignment (MAC, PODA)
FPP
Fast-Parallel-Port
FPP
Floating Point Processor
FPP
FORTRAN Pre-Processor (FORTRAN)
FPR
Fast Packet Relay (FPS, FPA)
FPR
Floating Point Register (FPU)
FPS
Fast Packet Switching (X.25, Datex-J)
FPS
Frames Per Second
FPU
Floating Point Unit (CPU)
FQDN
Fully Qualified DOMAIN Name (Internet)
FRAD
Frame Relay Access Device
FRAM
Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
FRD
Functional Requirements Description
FRF
Floatingpoint Register File (DEC, Alpha, CPU)
FRICC
Federal Research Internet Coordinating Committee (org.)
FRL
Frame Representation Language (AI)
FRMR
FRaMe Reject (HDLC, LAPB, SDLC)
FROM
Factory Read Only Memory (ROM)
FRR
False Rejection Rate
FRR
Functional Recovery Routine
FRS
Flexible Route Selection
FRS
Frame Relay Service (ATM, UNI)
FS
File System (LVM)
FS
Frame Status (FDDI, Token Ring)
FSAG
Free Software Association of Germany (org.)
FSB
For Small Business (Novell)
FSB
Front Side Bus
FSCK
File System Consistency checK (Unix)
FSD
File System Driver
FSF
Free Software Foundation (org., GNU)
FSIP
Full Scale InPut (FSOP)
FSK
Frequency Shift Keying (DFUE)
FSM
Finite State Machine (TTCN, ...)
FSMGDOS
??? Graphics Device Operating System (OS, Atari)
FSO
[scripting runtime library] File System Objects (MS, WSH)
FSOP
Full Scale OutPut (FSIP)
FSP
File Slurping Protocol
FSRTL
File System RunTime Library
FSS
Fast System Switch (Unix)
FST
Flat Square Technology (Hitachi)
FSTN
Film SuperTwisted Nematic (LCD)
FSTP
Foiled Shielded Twisted Pair [cable] (STP, TP), "F/STP"
FSU
Free Software Union (org.)
FT1
Fractional T1 (ISDN, T1, DS-0, DS-1)
FTA
Floptical Technology Association (3M u.a.)
FTAM
File Transfer, Access and Management (GOSIP, ISO 8571/8572)
FTC
Federal Trade Commission (org., USA)
FTE
[DCOM] For The Enterprise (DCOM, SAG)
FTN
Fido Technology Network (FidoNet)
FTNA
File Transfer Access and Management
FTNEA
File Transfer NEtwork Architecure (SNI)
FTOS
File Transfer Open Systems
FTOS
File Transfer OSI Support
FTP
File Transfer Protocol (Internet, RFC 959)
FTP
Foiled Twisted Pair [cable] (UTP, TP)
FTPD
File Transfer Protocol DAEMON (FTP)
FTR
Full Text Retrieval
FTS
Fidonet Technical Standard
FTS2000
Federal Telecommunications Services - 2000 (USA), "FTS-2000"
FTSC
Federal Telecommunications Standards Committee (org., USA)
FTSC
Fidonet Technical Standard Conference (conference)
FTZ
FernmeldeTechnische Zentralamt / Zulassung (Telekom, ZZF, predecessor)
FUA
Flow Update Acknowledge [message] (LFAP)
FUB
Freie Universitaet Berlin (org.)
FUBAB
Fouled / Fucked Up Beyond All Belief (slang, Usenet, IRC)
FUBAR
Fouled / Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition / Repair (slang, Usenet, IRC)
FUD
Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt (slang, IBM)
FUN
Flow Update Notification [message] (LFAP)
FUNI
Frame User Network Interface FUEV Fernmeldeanlagen-UEberwachungsVerordnung
FWH
FirmWare Hub (BIOS, Intel)
FWIW
For What It's Worth (slang, Usenet, IRC)
FWT
Fast Wavelet Transformation
FXU
FiXed point Unit (POWER, CPU)
FYI
For Your Information (slang, Usenet, IRC)
FZA
??? [compression]
FZI
ForschungsZentrum Informatik (org., Uni Karlsruhe, Germany)

-- G ---

GA
General Availability (OS/2)
GA
Genetic Algorithm(s)
GABRIEL
GAteway and BRIdge to Europe's national Libraries
GAC
Government Advisory Council (ICANN)
GADK
Global Application Developers Kit (Sun)
GAE
Generic Application Environment
GAEB
Gemeinsamer Ausschuss fuer Elektronik im Bauwesen (org.)
GAIA
GUI Application Interoperability Architecture (OSF)
GAIN
German Advanced Integrated Network (IBM)
GAK
Governmental Accessed Keys (cryptography)
GAL
Generic Array celL / Logic
GAN
Global Area Network
GAN
GrenzAktenNachweis (INPOL)
GAP
Generic Access Profile (DECT, Europe)
GAP
Generic Address Parameter
GART
Graphics Address Remapping Table (AGP)
GASH
Group Admin SHell (Unix, Shell)
GATOR
GATeway OrientierungsRatgeber (Internet)
GAWK
GNU AWK (GNU, AWK)
GB
GigaByte
GBIP
General Purpose Interface Bus
GBPS
GigaBits Per Second
GC
Global Catalog (MS, AD)
GCA
General Communications Architecture (Ingres)
GCAD
Geographical Computer Aided Design System
GCATT
Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (org., USA)
GCC
GNU C Compiler (GNU)
GCCS
Global Command and Control System (DISA, mil.)
GCID
Global Call IDentifier
GCIDIE
Global Call IDentifier- Information Element (GCID), "GCID-IE"
GCL
GNU Common LISP (GNU, LISP)
GCL
Graphics Command Language
GCOS
General Comprehensive Operating System (Honeywell, OS)
GCR
Gray Component Replacement (RGB, CYMK, DTP)
GCR
Group Coded Recording
GCRA
Generic Cell Rate Algorithm (UNI, ATM)
GCS
Group Control System (IBM, VME)
GDA
Global Directory Agent (DCE)
GDAP
Government Document Application Profile
GDB
GNU DeBugger (GNU)
GDBM
GNU Data Base Manager (DB, GNU)
GDD
Gesellschaft fuer Datenschutz und Datensicherung (org.)
GDDM
Graphical Data Display Manager (IBM)
GDI
Graphical Device / Display Interface
GDMI
Generic Definition of Management Information
GDMO
Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects (OSI)
GDOS
Graphics Device Operating System (OS, Atari)
GDOUG
Greater Detroit OS/2 User Group (org., user group, OS/2, USA)
GDROM
??? Read Only Memory (Sega), "GD-ROM"
GDS
Generalized Data Stream (IBM, APPC)
GDS
Global Directory Service (DCE)
GDT
Global Descriptor Table
GDTRC
Global Descriptor Table Register Cache (GDT, Intel, CPU)
GECOS
General Electric Comprehensive Operating Supervisor / System (OS, GCOS, predecessor)
GEI
Gesellschaft fuer Elektronische Informationsverarbeitung [mbh] (manufacturer, Aachen)
GEIST
German Encyclopedic Internet Service Terminal (org.)
GEM
Graphics Environment Manager (DR)
GENIE
General Electric Network for Information Exchange (network)
GEOS
Graphic Environment Operating System
GESIP
GESellschaft fuer Informatik in der Pharmazie [e.v.] (org.)
GETS
Government Emergency Telecommunications System (USA)
GFC
Generic Flow Control (ATM)
GFC
Going For Coffee (slang, Usenet, IRC)
GFLOPS
Giga FLoating-point Operations Per Second (CPU)
GFP
Global Functional Plane (IN)
GFSK
Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying (DFUE)
GGI
General Graphics Interface
GGP
Gateway to Gateway Protocol (RFC 823)
GGS
GueteGemeinschaft Software [e.v.] (org.)
GGSN
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GPRS)
GHOST
Goal Hierarchy and Objectives Structuring Technique (TUB)
GHTSTN
Guest Host Technique SuperTwisted Nematic (LCD), "GHT-STN"
GI
Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (org.)
GID
Group ID
GIDAS
Grafisch-Interaktives DatenAnalyseSystem
GIDEI
General Input Device Emulation Interface
GIDO
General Intrusion Detection Object (CIDF)
GIGO
Garbage In Garbage Out
GII
General Input Interface
GIL
Gesellschaft fuer Informatik in der Land-, forst- und ernaehrungswirtschaft [e.v.] (org.)
GIM
Gesellschaft fuer informationstechnik und InformationsManagement [mbh] (ISC, Bremen)
GIMP
General / GNU Image Manipulation Program (Linux, Graphik, GNU)
GINA
Generische INteraktive Anwendung (GMD)
GINA
Graphic Identification and Authentication
GIOP
General Inter-ORB Protocol (OMG, CORBA, ORB, IIOP)
GIPS
Giga Instructions Per Second (CPU)
GIRL
Generalized Information Retrieval Language
GIS
Geographic Information System
GIT
GNU Interactive Tools (GNU)
GITS
Government Information Technology Service (USA)
GKDC
Group Key Distribution Centre (KDC, CBT)
GKMP
Group Key Management Protocol
GKS
Graphic Kernel System
GLDV
Gesellschaft fuer Linguistische DatenVerarbeitung (org.)
GLM
Generalized Markup Language
GLOCOM
[center for] GLObal COMmunications (org., Japan)
GLU
openGL Utility Library (OpenGL, GLU)
GLUT
openGL Utility library Toolkit (OpenGL, GLU)
GM
General MIDI [standard] (MIDI)
GMA
Gesellschaft fuer Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (org., VDI)
GMD
Gesellschaft fuer Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (org., St. Augustin)
GMDS
deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Medizinische Dokumentation, informatik und Statistik [e.v.] (org.)
GME
Gesellschaft MikroElektronik (org., VDE, VDI)
GMI
Generic Management Information (OSI)
GML
General Markup Language GMOEOR Gesellschaft ??? (org.)
GMP
GNU Multi-Precision [library] (GNU)
GMR
Giant Magneto-Resistive [heads] (HDD, IBM, Toshiba)
GMSK
Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time [+0000] (TZ, UTC, UK)
GNA
Global Network Academy (Internet)
GNAT
GNU Ada Translator (GNU)
GNI
GayNet International (network)
GNMP
Government Network Management Profile (USA)
GNN
Global Network Navigator (Internet, WWW)
GNOME
GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNU)
GNU
GNU's Not Unix (rekursiv!, Unix, GNU)
GNX400
Gateway Network eXchange 400 (Proteon, SNA, SDLC), "GNX 400"
GOCA
Graphic Object Content Architecture (IBM, MO:DCA)
GOD
Global OutDial
GOD
Grundsaetze ordnungsmaessiger Datenverarbeitung, "GoD"
GOP
Group Of Pictures (Video)
GOSIP
Government Open Systems Interconnections Profile (USA, UK)
GPC
General-Purpose Computation
GPC
GNU Pascal Compiler (GNU)
GPC
Graphics Performance Characterization [committee] (org., HP, IBM, DEC, SGI, Sun,...)
GPC
Group Policy Container (AD, GPO)
GPCI
Graphics Processor Command Interface
GPF
General Protection Fault (Windows)
GPG
GNU Privacy Guard (GNU)
GPI
Graphics Programming Interface
GPIB
General-Purpose Interface Bus
GPIO
General Purpose Input Output
GPL
General Public Licence (GNU)
GPL
Graphics Programming Language
GPM
Gesellschaft fuer ProjektManagement [e.v.] (org.)
GPO
Group Policy Objects (AD, GPO)
GPP
[SCSI-3] Generic Packetized Protocol (SAM)
GPR
General Purpose Register (CPU)
GPRS
General Packet Radio System (ETSI, GSM, TCP/IP, GPRS)
GPS
Global Positioning System
GPSI
Graphics Processor Software Interface
GPT
Group Policy Template (AD, GPO)
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit
GPV
General Public Virus
GRADD
GRaphics Adapter Device Driver (OS/2, IBM)
GRASP
Graphic Animation System for Professionals
GRC
Generic Reference Configuration
GRE
Generic Routing Encapsulation (RFC 1701)
GREP
Global Regular Expression Print (Unix)
GRIC
Global Research Internet Connection (org., ISP)
GRPS
General Packet Radio Service (GSM)
GRUB
GRand Unified Bootloader (GNU)
GS
General Standard (MIDI)
GS
Gepruefte Sicherheit
GSDK
Game Software Development Kit (Linux, GGI, OpenGL)
GSDS
Genealogy Software Distribution System
GSL
Graphics Software Labs (AT&T)
GSM
Global System for Mobile communications
GSM
Groupe Speciale Mobile (org. , CEPT)
GSMP
General Switch Management Protocol (DEC, Sprint)
GSNW
Gateway Service for NetWare (MS, Windows NT)
GSS
Generic Security Service (IETF, GSS-API)
GSS
Group Support System
GSSAPI
Generic Security Service API (RFC 2078, API), "GSS-API"
GST
Guam Standard Time [+1000] (TZ)
GSX
Graphics System eXtension
GTDM
Group Time Division Multiplexing [protocol]
GTF
Generalized Timing Format (VESA)
GTK
[GNU] GUI ToolKit (GNU, GUI)
GTL
Gunning Tranceiver Logic+ [bus] (Intel, SMP), "GTL+"
GTLD
Gerneric Top Level DOMAIN (Internet, ICANN), "gTLD"
GTP
GPRS Tunnel Protocol (GPRS)
GUI
Graphical User Interface (UI)
GUID
Globally Unique IDentifier (COM)
GUIDE
Graphical User Interface Design Editor (Sun)
GUILE
GNU's Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension (GNU)
GUS
Guide to the Use of Standards (SPAG)
GUUG
German Unix User Group (org., user group, Unix)
GV
GebaeudeVerteiler (cable, EN 50 173)
GVBA
Global Village Business Association (org., USA)
GVV
German Volunteer Votetakers (Usenet, DANA)
GWAI
German Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (conference, AI)
GWBASIC
Graphics and Windows Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC, MS-DOS), "GW-Basic"
GWDG
Gesellschaft fuer Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Goettingen [mbH] (org.)
GWS
Gesellschaft fuer Wirtschafts- und Sozialkybernetik (org., Uni Marburg)
GWS
Graphics WorkShop

-- H ---

H4P
High Performance Parallel Processing Project (ICI)
HACL
Host Access Class Library (HOD, API)
HACMP
High Availability Clustered Multi Processing (IBM, RS/6000, Bull), "HA/CMP"
HAL
Hard Array Logic
HAL
Hardware Abstraction Layer (Windows NT)
HAL
Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer (2001)
HALPC
Houston Area League of PC-Users, "HAL-PC"
HAMPS
Host AUTODIN Message Processing System (AUTODIN, mil.)
HAND
Have A Nice Day (slang, Usenet, IRC)
HANFS
Highly Available Network File System
HAP
Host Access Protocol (RFC 907/1221)
HAS
High Availability Subsystem (Bull)
HAT
Hashed Address Table
HBA
Host Bus Adapter (SCSI)
HBCI
HomeBanking Computer Interface (Internet, banking)
HBT
Hetero Bipolar Transistor (IBM, IC)
HCI
Human Computer Interaction (BCS, conference)
HCL
Hardware Compatibility List (MS, Windows)
HCL
Host Control Links
HCSDS
High Capacity Satellite Digital Service
HCSS
High Capacity Storage System (Novell, Netware)
HCT
Hamburger ComputerTage (fair)
HCT
High-speed CMOS [logic] with TTT-compatible [logic] levels (IC, MOS)
HCTDS
High-Capacity Terrestrial Digital Service
HD
High Density
HDB
HoneyDanBer [standard] (Unix)
HDB3
High Density Bipolar 3
HDBMS
Hierarchical DataBase Management System (DBMS, DB)
HDC
Hard Disk Controller
HDCD
High Density Compact Disk (CD, Sony, Phillips)
HDD
Hard Disk Drive
HDD
Highly Doped Drain (IC, MOSFET)
HDF
Hierarchical Data Format (NCSA)
HDH
HDLC Distant Host
HDI
HOOPS Device Interface (VAGI)
HDL
Hardware Description Language (ASIC)
HDLC
High-level Data Link Control (ISO)
HDM
Hardware Device Module (I2O)
HDML
Handheld Device Markup Language (Mobile Systems, HDTP)
HDN
Hochgeschwindigkeits-DatenNetz
HDR
High availability Data Replication (Informix, DB)
HDR
High Dynamic Range
HDSL
High data / bit rate Digital Subscriber Line (BELLCORE, AT&T, DSL)
HDSL
High-level Data Specification Language
HDTP
Handheld Device Transport Protocol (Mobile Systems)
HDX
Half DupleX
HEA
Hyundai Electronics of America (manufacturer)
HEC
Header Error Check
HEC
Header Error Control (ATM)
HECTOR
HEterogeneous Computer TOgetheR (IBM, Uni Karlsruhe, Germany)
HEL
Hardware Emulation Layer
HEL
Header Extension Length
HEMT
High Electron Mobility Transistor
HEPNET
High Energy Physics NETwork (network)
HERMES
Heuristic Emergency Response Management Expert System (XPS)
HERODE
Handling the Electronic Representation of mixed text - image Office Documents based on ECMA standard 101 (ESPRIT, SNI, TITN, ECMA, ODA)
HES
Home Electronic System (SNI)
HF
Have Fun (slang, Usenet, IRC)
HFC
Hybrid Fiber Coax [network]
HFD
Hauptanschluss fuer Direktruf / Datenleitung (Telekom), "HfD"
HFDS
Highly Functional Distributed System (MTRON)
HFS
Hierachical File System (Apple, CD)
HFT
High Function Terminal (AIX, IBM)
HGA
Hercules Graphics Adapter
HGC
Hercules Graphics Card
HHI
Heinrich Hertz Institut Org., Germany
HI
Hochschulverband Informationswissenschaften (org.)
HIC
Human Interaction Component
HIC
Hybrid Integrated Circuit
HID
Human Interface Device (MS)
HIFD
HIgh capacity Floppy Disk (Sony, Fuji), "HiFD"
HIFI
Hypertext Interface For Information (ESPRIT)
HIFIVE
HIgh Fidelity Interactive Visual Environment (DEC), "Hi-FIVE"
HIFT
Hardware Implemented Fault Tolerance (SIFT)
HIGGENS
Human Interface Graphical GENeration System (Uni Colorado)
HINT
Hierarchical INTegration [benchmark]
HIPERLAN
HIgh PErformance Radio Local Area Network (LAN, ETSI, EN 300 652)
HIPPI
HIgh Performance Parallel Interface
HIPPI
High Performance Peripheral Interface
HIRD
HURD of Interface Representing Depth (GNU, HURD)
HISP
HIgh SPeed channel connector (Cray, I/O)
HLL
High Level Language
HLLAPI
High Level Language Application Programming Interface (IBM, API)
HLPI
Higher Layer Protocol Identifier
HLR
Home Location Register (LR, GSM, GPRS)
HLS
Hue, Luminance, Saturation (color system, DTP)
HMA
High Memory Area
HMAC
keyed-Hashing for Message AuthentiCation (cryptography, RFC 2104)
HMC
Highspeed Memory Controller (Apple)
HMD
Head Mounted Display (VR)
HMI
Human-Machine Interface
HMMP
HyperMedia Management Protocol (MS, Intel, Cisco, WWW, HMMS)
HMMS
HyperMedia Management Schema (MS, Intel, Cisco, WWW)
HMOS
High performance Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
HMP
Host Monitoring Protocol (RFC 869)
HMUX
Hybrid MUltipleXer (FDDI), "H-MUX"
HNF
Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum (org., Paderborn, Germany)
HNI
Heinz Nixdorf Institut (org., ZIT)
HOD
Host On Demand (IBM, HOD)
HOL
Head Of Line
HOMERF
Home Radio Frequency (WLAN), "HomeRF"
HOOPS
Hierarchical Object Orientated Picture System (Ithaca, Autodesk, OOP)
HOP
Homecast Open Protocol (WLAN, Alation Systems)
HP
Hewlett Packard (manufacturer)
HPBIDS
Hewlett Packard Broadband Internet Delivery System (HP, Internet), "HP BIDS"
HPC
Handheld Personal Computer (PC), "H/PC"
HPC
High Performance Computing
HPCC
High Performance Computing and Communication
HPCS
High Performance Communication Server (Tobit, NLM, Netware)
HPF
High Performance FORTRAN (FORTRAN)
HPFS
High Performance FileSystem (OS/2)
HPGL
Hewlett Packard Graphics Language (CAD, CAM, HP)
HPIB
Hewlett Packard Interface Bus
HPM
Hyper Page Mode
HPMI
??? [Schnittstelle] (CAD), "HP-MI"
HPOFS
High Performance Optical File System (IBM, OS/2, MOD)
HPPA
Hewlett Packard Precision Architecture (HP, RISC)
HPPCL
Hewlett Packard Printer Control Language
HPR
High Performance Routing
HPR
High Priority Request (VUMA)
HPTS
High Performance Transaction Systems
HPUX
Hewlett Packard / UniX (Unix), "HP/UX"
HPVEE
Hewlett-Packard Visual Engineering Environment (HP, GUI), "HP VEE"
HPVUE
Hewlett Packard - Visual User Environment (HP, GUI), "HP-VUE"
HR
High Rate (IEEE 802.11)
HRC
Hybrid Ring Control (FDDI)
HRFWG
Home Radio Frequency Working Group (WLAN, HOMERF)
HS
High Speed (MODEM)
HSA
High Speed Access
HSB
Hue Saturation Brightness (DTP)
HSC
Hierarchical Storage Controller
HSCDS
High Speed Cable Data Services
HSCSD
High Speed Circuit Switched Data (GSM)
HSFS
High Sierra File System
HSI
High Speed Interface
HSI
Hue, Saturation, Intensity (DTP)
HSIS
??? High Speed Interface / SNA, "HSI/S"
HSLAN
High Speed Local Area Network, "HS-LAN"
HSLFX
??? [hardware description language] (HDL, NTT, LSI), "HSL-FX"
HSLN
High Speed Local Network
HSM
Hardware Specific Module (ODI)
HSM
Hierarchical Storage Management
HSM
Hierarchisches SpeicherManagement
HSP
[UUNet] HighSpeed Peering
HSP
Host Signal Processing (DFUE, WinModem)
HSRP
Hot Standby Router Protocol (Cisco, IOS)
HSSDS
High-Speed Switched Digital Service
HSSI
High Speed Serial Interface
HSSN
HighSpeed Switching Network (Cray, ATM)
HST
Hawaiian Standard Time [-1030] (TZ)
HST
High Soft Tech (manufacturer, ISDN)
HST
High Speed Technology (US Robotics)
HT
Horizontal Tab
HTDM
Hybrid Time Division Multiplexing [protocol]
HTF
Hyper-g Text Format (Hyper-G)
HTH
Hope This Helps (slang)
HTML
HyperText Markup Language (Internet, WWW, SGML, RFC 1866/1942)
HTPS
High Temperature PolySilicon
HTSI
Host Transport Service Interface (ICC, CT-API)
HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol (WWW, RFC 2068)
HTTPD
HyperText Transfer Protocol DAEMON (WWW, HTTP)
HTTPNG
HyperText Transfer Protocol - Next Generation (WWW), "HTTP-NG"
HTTPS
HyperText Transfer Protocol [SSL] Secured (HTTP, SSL, WWW)
HUGO
Holland User Group for OS/2 (org., user group, OS/2, Netherlands)
HURD
HIRD of Unix-Replacing DAEMONs (GNU, HIRD)
HVC
Hue-Value-Chroma [model] (Tektronic, DTP)
HVD
High Voltage Differential [technology] (SCSI)
HYCH
Hope You Can Help (slang, Usenet, IRC)
HYTEA
HYperText Environment for Authoring (ESPRIT)
HYTIME
Hypermedia/Time-based structuring language (SGML, ISO, IEC, IS 10744), "HyTime"

-- I ---

I2C
Inter Integrated Circuit [bus]
I2O
Intelligent Input/Output (Intel)
I2O
Intelligent Input/Output [bus]
I4DL
Interface, Inheritance, Implementation, Installation Definition Language (DME, OSF)
I4L
ISDN for Linux (Linux, ISDN)
IA
Identification and Authentication, "I & A"
IA64
Intel Architecture - 64 BIT (Intel), "IA-64"
IAA
Initial Address Acknowledgment
IAAIL
International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (org., AI)
IAB
Internet Activities / Architecture Board (RFC 1160/1601, Internet)
IAC
InterApplication Communication (Apple)
IAC
International Association for Cybernetics (org.)
IACT
International Alliance for Compatible Technology (org.)
IAE
ISDN AnschlussEinheit (ISDN, Telekom)
IAF
Internet Address Finder (WWW)
IAHC
Internet Ad Hoc Committee (org., Internet)
IAI
Institut fuer Angewandte Informatik (org.)
IAK
Internet explorer Administrator Kit (MS, Internet)
IAK2
Internet Access Kit / 2 (IBM, OS/2), "IAK/2"
IAL
Intel Architecture Labs (Intel)
IAM
Initial Address Message
IANA
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (Internet)
IANAL
I Am Not A Lawyer (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IANW
International Academic Networkshops (conference)
IAO
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (org., Stuttgart, Germany)
IAOG
International ADMD Operators Group (org., ADMD, X.400)
IAP
Internet Access Provider (Internet)
IAPC
Intel Architecture Personal Computer (PC, Intel), "IA-PC"
IAPR
International Association on Pattern Recognition (org.)
IAR
Initial Address Reject
IARP
International Advanced Robotic Program (org.)
IAS
Interactive Application System (DEC)
IAT
Information Access Technology (Provider)
IAUG
International AIX User Group (org., Unix, AIX, user group)
IB4J
Instant BASIC for Java (Java, BASIC)
IBASES
Intel Baseline AGP System Evaluation Suite (AGP, Intel)
IBC
InterBase Components (Borland, Delphi, InterBase)
IBCN
Integrated Broadband Communication Network
IBEX
International Business EXchange (network)
IBFI
Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum fuer Informatik (org., GI)
IBFN
Integriertes BreitbandFernmeldeNetz
IBM
International Business Machines (manufacturer, IBM)
IBN
Integrated Business Network
IBO
InterBase Objects (Borland, InterBase)
IC
Integrated Circuit
ICA
Independent Computing Architecture (Cytrix, Windows NT)
ICA
Information Connection Architecture (SGI)
ICA
Integrated Chameleon Architecture (SGML)
ICA
Integrated Communications Architecture
ICA
Intelligent Communication Adapter (Banyan, VINES)
ICA
International Communications Association (org.)
ICADD
International Committee for Accessible Document Design (org.)
ICALP
International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (EATCS, conference)
ICAN
Individual Customer Access Network
ICANN
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (org., Internet, ICANN)
ICAP
Internet Calendar Access Protocol (TCP/IP, Lotus)
ICC
Intelligent Communications Control
ICC
Intergrated Circuit Card (ICC)
ICC
International Color Committee (org.)
ICC
International Conference on Communications (conference)
ICC
Internode Communication Channel (SMP, Scalis)
ICCAD
International Conference on Computer Aided Design (IEEE, conference)
ICCC
InterClient Communication Convention (X-windows)
ICCC
International Conference on Computer Communication (conference)
ICCC
International Council on Computer Communication (org.)
ICCCM
InterClient Communication Convention Manual (X-Windows)
ICCD
International Conference on Computer Design (IEEE, conference)
ICCI
International Conference on Computing and Information (conference)
ICCIMA
International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (AI, conference)
ICCS
Integrated Communications Cabling System (SNI)
ICD
Installable Client Driver (OpenGL)
ICD
International Code Designator (ATM)
ICDA
Integrated Cached Disk-Arrays
ICDB
Integrated Communications DataBase (DB)
ICDCS
International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (INRIA, IEEE-CS)
ICE
In-Circuit-Emulation
ICF
International Cryptographic Framework (HP, cryptography)
ICH
I/O Controller Hub [aka Southbridge] (Intel)
ICH
Intelligent Connection Handling (BIG)
ICI
Industrial Computing Initiative (LLNL, LANL, Cray, ..., HPC, MPP)
ICIA
International Communications Industries Association (org.)
ICL
International Computers Limited (manufacturer, UK, USA, Japan, Fujitsu)
ICM
Image Color Matching (MS, Windows 95, API)
ICMC
International Computer Music Conference (fair)
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol [version 4] (TCP/IP, RFC 792, Internet)
ICMPV6
Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6 (Internet, IPV6, RFC 1885), "ICMPv6"
ICMX
??? [transport level interface standard]
ICONZ
Internet Company Of New Zealand (org., Usenet)
ICOT
Institute for new generation COmputer Technology (org., Japan, FGCS)
ICP
Independent Content Provider (MSN)
ICP
Intelligent Computer Peripherals (manufacturer)
ICP
Interface Change Proposal
ICP
Internet Caching Protocol (Internet)
ICQ
[I seek you] (Internet, ICQ)
ICR
Intelligent Character Recognition
ICRA
Internet Content Rating Association (Internet, org., IBM, MS, AOL, ...)
ICS
IBM Cabling System
ICS
International Classification for Standards (ISO)
ICS
Internet Connect Sharing (MS, IE, DHCP)
ICSC
Intelligent Channel/Storage Control, "IC/SC"
ICSI
International Computer Science Institute (org., USA)
ICSS
Internet Connection Secure Server (IBM, WWW)
ICU
Instruction Cache Unit (CPU, POWER)
ICU
Interactive Chart Utility (IBM, GDDM)
ICU
ISA Configuration Utility (BIOS, PNP, ISA)
ICURYY
I see you are too wise (slang)
ID
IDentification
IDAC
Infobus Data Access Component (Lotus, Java)
IDAPI
Integrated Database API (DB, IBM, Novell, Borland, predecessor, BDE, API)
IDAS
Interchange DAta Structure
IDB
Integrated DataBase (DB)
IDBEF
Integrated DataBase Extract Format (IDB, DB)
IDBTF
Integrated DataBase Transaction Format (IDB, DB)
IDC
Inter-Device Communication (IBM, OS/2)
IDC
International Data Corporation
IDCT
Inverse Discrete Cosine Transformation (DCT)
IDDD
International Direct Distance Dialing
IDE
Integrated Development Environment
IDE
Integrated Drive Electronics (HDD)
IDEA
International Data Encryption Algorithm (cryptography)
IDEA
Internet Design, Engineering, and Analysis notes (IETF)
IDEF
Integrated [CAM] DEFinition (CAM)
IDES
International Demonstration and Education System (R/3, SAP)
IDES
Intrusion Detection Expert System (IBM, IDS, XPS)
IDG
International Data Group (org.)
IDI
Initial DOMAIN Identifier (NSAP, IDP)
IDIS
Integrated Dealer and Importer System (MBAG)
IDL
Interactive Data Language (Research Systems)
IDL
Interface Definition Language (DCE, CORBA)
IDLE
International Date Line, East [+1200] (TZ)
IDLW
International Date Line, West [-1200] (TZ)
IDN
Integrated Digital Network
IDOC
Intermediate DOCuments (ALE, SAP)
IDOMENEUS
Information and Data on Open MEdia for NEtworks of USers (WWW, Uni Hamburg, Germany)
IDP
Initial DOMAIN Part (NSAP)
IDP
Internet Datagram Protocol (XNS)
IDRC
??? Redundancy Check (Datenkompression)
IDS
Information Delivery System
IDS
Intelligent Decision Server (IBM)
IDS
Inter Data Systems [gmbh] (manufacturer)
IDS
Internal Directory System
IDS
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
IDSA
Interactive Digital Software Association (org., Nintendo, Sony, MS, ...)
IDSS
Interoperability Decision Support System
IDT
Integrated Device Technology (manufacturer)
IDT
Interrupt Descriptor Table
IDTRC
Interrupt Descriptor Table Register Cache (IDT, CPU, Intel)
IDU
Interface Data Unit
IDUPGSSAPI
Independent Data Unit Protection Generic Security Service API (GSS, API), "IDUP-GSS-API"
IDV
Individuelle DatenVerarbeitung
IDVC
Integrated Data/Voice Channel
IE
Information Element (ATM, ISDN)
IE
Information Engineering
IEAAIE
[international conference on] Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert systems (conference, ISAI, ..., AI), "IEA/AIE"
IEC
Inter-Exchange Carrier (AT&T, MCI, LEC)
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission (org., Switzerland)
IECC
Informix Enterprise Command Center (Informix)
IEDM
International Electron Device Meeting
IEE
Institute of Electrical Engineers (org., UK)
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (org., USA)
IEEECS
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Computer Society (org., IEEE), "IEEE-CS"
IEEJ
??? (org.)
IEF
Information Engineering Facility
IEICE
??? (org.)
IEMMC
Internet EMail Marketing Council (Internet, org., spam)
IEMSI
Interactive Electronic Mail Standard Identification
IEN
Internet Engineering Notes
IEN
Internet Experiment Notebook (predecessor, RFC)
IEPG
Internet Engineering and Planning Group (Internet, RFC 1690)
IEPRC
International Electronic Publishing Research Centre (org., PIRA)
IES
Intelligent Emulation Switching (Epson)
IESE
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Experimentelles Software Engineering (org.)
IESG
Internet Engineering Steering Group (IETF)
IETF
Internet Engineering Task Force (org., IAB, Internet, RFC 1603)
IETFWG
Internet Engineering Task Force - Working Group (RFC 1603, IETF), "IETF-WG"
IETM
Interactive Electronic Technical Manual
IETS
Interim European Telecommunications Standards (GSM)
IEW
Information Engineering Workbench (IBM)
IF
Information Flow (IN)
IFAC
International Federation for Automatic Control (org., Austria)
IFAD
Institute of Applied Computer Science (org., Denmark)
IFC
Internet Foundation Classes (ONE, Netscape, Java)
IFCM
Independent Flow Control Messages (SSP)
IFD
Information Flow Diagram (IRM)
IFE
Internet Forum Europe (fair)
IFIOM
Intelligent FDDI Input Output Module (SMC, ES/1, FDDI)
IFIP
International Federation of Information Processing societies (org.)
IFMP
Ipsilon Flow Management Protocol (IP)
IFNA
International FidoNet Association (org., Fido)
IFP
Instruction Fetch Pipeline (Motorola, CPU)
IFR
Interleaved Frame Recording (Video)
IFS
ICOT Free Software (ICOT)
IFS
Installable File System (OS/2, DOS)
IFS
Intelligent Fax System (Ricoh)
IFS
Internal Field Separator (Unix, AWK)
IGBT
Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IC)
IGC
Institute for Global Communications (USA)
IGD
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Graphische Datenverarbeitung (org., Darmstadt, Germany)
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (ANSI, USA, CIM, CAD)
IGMP
Internet Group Management / Multicast Protocol (RFC 1112, IP)
IGN
IBM Global Network (network)
IGOSS
Industry/Government Open System Specification
IGP
Interior Gateway Protocol
IGRP
Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IPX, Novell)
IHV
Independent Hardware Vendor
IIA
Information Industry Association (org.)
IIASA
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (org., Austria)
IICM
Institute for Information processing and Computer supported new Media (org., OEstereich)
IID
Interface IDentifier (COM)
IIIR
Integration of Internet Information Ressources (IETF)
IIIS
International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (org., USA)
IIL
Integrated Injection Logic
IIN
Integrated Information Network
IIOP
Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (CORBA, Internet, ONE, GIOP, TCP/IP)
IIP
Interoperability Improvement Panel
IIRC
If I Remember/Recall Correctly (Usenet, IRC, slang)
IIS
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Integrierte Schaltungen (org.)
IIS
Intelligence Information System (mil.)
IIS
Internet Information Server (MS)
IISP
Interim Inter-Switch Signaling Protocol (P-NNI, ATM)
IIT
Integrated Information Technology
IITF
Information Infrastructure Task Force (org., USA)
IJCAI
International Joint Committee / Conference on Artificial Intelligence (conference, org., AI)
IKE
IBM Kiosk for Education (IBM)
IKP
Internet Keyed Payment [protocols] (IBM, WWW), "iKP"
IKYABWAI
I know You Are But What Am I? (slang, Usenet, IRC)
ILEC
Independent Local Exchange Carrier
ILFA
Integrierte Logische Funktionen fuer Anwendungen (IWBS, Uni Karlsruhe, Germany, Uni Duisburg, Germany)
ILLIGAL
ILLinois Genetic Algorithm Laboratory (org., Uni Illinois, USA), "IlliGAL"
ILLINET
ILlinois LIbrary NETwork (network, USA)
ILMI
Interim Link / Local Management Interface (ATM)
ILPNET
[european] Inductive Logic Programming scientific NETwork
ILS
Intelligente LernSysteme
ILT
[Linux] Instructor Led Training (Linux, Caldera)
IM
Information Management
IM
Interface Module
IMA
Interactive Multimedia Association (org.)
IMA
International MIDI Association (org.)
IMAC
Isochronous Media Access Control (FDDI), "I-MAC"
IMACS
International ??? (org.)
IMAIL
Intelligent MAIL
IMAL
Integrated Media Architecture Laboratory (Bell, org., USA)
IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol (RFC 2060)
IMB
Intel Media Bench
IMC
??? (org.), "IM&C"
IMC
Information Management Concept
IMCO
In My Considered Opinion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IMDB
Internet Movie DataBase (Internet, WWW, DB)
IME
Input Method Editor (MS, Windows)
IMEI
International Mobile Equipment Identity (MS, GSM)
IMG
IMplementation Guide (R/3, SAP)
IMHO
In My Humble Opinion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IMIA
International Medical Informatics Association
IML
Initial Machine Load
IMMD
Institut fuer Mathematische Maschinen und Datenverarbeitung (org., Uni Erlangen, Germany)
IMNSCO
In My Not So Considered Opinion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IMNSHO
In My Not So Humble / Honest Opinion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IMO
In My Opinion (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IMP
Interface Message Processors (ARPANET, MILNET)
IMPACT
Information Market Policy ACTions (ECHO)
IMR
Information Management Representitive (IM)
IMR
Internet Monthly Report (Internet)
IMR
Interrupt Mask Register
IMS
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Mikroelektronische Schaltungen und systeme (org., Dresden, Germany)
IMS
Information Management System (IBM)
IMS
Integrated Management System
IMS
Integrated Measurement Systems [inc] (manufacturer)
IMS
Intelligent Manufacturing System (MITI)
IMS
International Meta Systems (manufacturer)
IMSESA
Information Management System/Enterprise Systems Architecture (IBM), "IMS/ESA"
IMSI
International Mobile Subscriber Identity (MM, GSM)
IMSO
Integrated Micro Systems Operation (Intel)
IMSP
nternet Message Support Protocol (Internet)
IMSVS
Information Management System/Virtual Storage, "IMS/VS"
IMTC
International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (org., MS, Intel, Apple, IBM, SNI, AT&T, ...)
IN
Individual Network [e.v.] (org., ISP)
IN
Intelligent Network (ITU-T, Q.1200)
INA
Intelligent Network Architecture (IN)
INAP
Intelligent Network Application Protocol (IN)
INCM
Intelligent Network Conceptual Model (IN)
INCORE
INternet COntent Rating for Europe (org., Internet)
INDC
[international conference on] Information Networks and Data Communication (IFIP, conference)
INET
International NETworking conference (conference), "iNET"
INGRES
INteractive Graphic REtrieval System
INL
Inter Node Link
INMS
Integrated Network Management System
INN
Inter Node Network
INNC
International Neural Network Conference (INNS, conference, NN)
INNS
International Neural Network Society (org., AI, NN)
INOC
Internet Network Operations Center
INPOL
INformationssystem der POLizei
INRIA
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (org., France)
INSITS
INternational Symposium on IT Standardization (conference, IFIP, GI)
INST
INformation Standards and technology Standardization
INTAP
Interoperability Technology Association for Information Processing (org.)
INTEL
INtegriertes TEileLogistiksystem (MBAG)
INTERNIC
Inter Network Information Center (org., Internet), "InterNIC"
INX
INformation eXchange
INXS
INternet eXchange Service (ECRC)
IO
Input/Output, "I/O"
IOC
Initial Operational Capability
IOC
Input / Output Controller
IOC
Input/Output Cluster (Cray, I/O)
IOCCC
International Obfuscated C Code Contest
IOCTL
I/O ConTroL (I/O)
ION
Internetworking Over NBMA (LIS, LAG, ATM, NBMA)
IONL
Internal Organization of the Network Layer (OSI)
IOOC
Integrated Optics and Optical fiber Communication (conference)
IOP
Input / Output Processor
IOPL
Input Output Privilege Level
IOS
Internetworking Operating System (Cisco, OS)
IOS
InterOrganizational Systems
IOTE
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, "IOT & E"
IOUG
International Oracle Users Group (org., DB, Oracle, user group)
IP
Information Provider
IP
Instruction Pointer [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
IP
Intellectual Property
IP
Intelligent Peripheral (IN)
IP
Intelligent Peripheral
IP
Internet Protocol [version 4] (RFC 791)
IPA
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Produktionstechnik und Automation (org., Stuttgart, Germany)
IPA
Information Processing promotion Agency (org., MITI, Japan)
IPC
Internet Privacy Coalition (Internet)
IPC
InterProcess Communications [protocol]
IPCE
InterProcess Communication Environment
IPCP
[PPP] Internet Protocol Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1332)
IPCR
International Conference on Pattern Recognition (conference, IAPR)
IPCS
Informatique et Calcul Parallele de Strasbourg (org., France, HPC)
IPCS
Interactive Problem Control System
IPD
Intelligent Printer Data
IPDS
IBM Personal Dictation System (IBM, voice processing)
IPDS
Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IBM, CCS)
IPDU
Internet Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
IPDVMRP
IP Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (RFC 1075, IP), "IP-DVMRP"
IPE
Integrated Programming Environment
IPES
Improved Proposed Encryption Standard (IDEA, PES, cryptography)
IPFC
Information Presentation Facility Compiler (IBM, OS/2)
IPG
International Programmers Guild (org.)
IPG
InterPacket Gap (IPX, IP (???))
IPI
Intelligent Peripheral Interface [protocol]
IPL
Initial Program Load
IPM
Impulses Per Minute
IPM
InterPersonal Messaging
IPM
Interruptions Per Minute
IPMS
InterPersonal Messaging System
IPN
Info Pool Network (ISP)
IPNG
Internet Protocol Next Generation (IP, RFC 1550/1752), "IPng"
IPOC
Interim Policy Oversight Committee (Internet, TLD)
IPP
Internet Presence Provider (Internet)
IPP
Internet Printing Protocol (IBM)
IPS
Information Processing Standards
IPS
InPlane Switching [technology] (LCD)
IPSE
Integrated Programming Support Environment (CASE)
IPSEC
Internet Protocol SECurity (org., Internet, IETF, DES)
IPSJ
Information Processing Society of Japan (org., Japan)
IPSP
Internet Protocol Security Protocol
IPTC
International Press Telecommunications Council (org.)
IPTD
[microsoft] Internet Platform and Tools Division (MS)
IPU
Intelligent Processing Unit
IPU
ISDN-datex-P-Umsetzer
IPV6
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IP, RFC 1883/1884), IPv6
IPVR
Institut fuer Parallele und Verteilte Rechensysteme (org., Uni Stuttgart, Germany)
IPW
Incremental Packet Writing (CD-R)
IPX
Internet Packet eXchange (Novell, Netware)
IPXCP
[PPP] Internetwork Packet eXchange Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1552)
IPXODI
IPX Open Datalink Interface (Novell, Netware)
IPXSPX
IPX / Sequenced Packet eXchange (Novell, Netware), "IPX/SPX"
IPXWAN
Internet Packet eXchange over various WAN media (Novell, IPX, WAN, RFC 1634)
IR
Interface Repository (ORB)
IR
Internet Registry
IRC
InformationsRessourcen Controlling (IM)
IRC
Internet Relay Chat [protocol] (RFC 1459, Internet)
IRCS
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (org., Uni Pennsylvania, USA)
IRDA
InfraRed Data Association (org., manufacturer, IRDA), "IrDA"
IRDS
Information Resource Dictionary System (ANSI, ISO, IM)
IRF
Integer Register File (DEC, Alpha, CPU)
IRIS
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (org., Canada)
IRL
In Real Life (slang, Usenet, IRC)
IRLAN
InfraRed Local Area Network (IRDA, LAN, TTP), "IrLAN"
IRLAP
InfraRed Link Access Protocol (IRDA, IRLAP), "IrLAP"
IRLMP
InfraRed Link Management Protocol (IRDA, IRLAP), "IrLMP"
IRLMPTP
InfraRed ??? (IRDA), "IrMLP/TP"
IRLPT
InfraRed Line PrinTer (IRDA, LPT, TTP), "IrLPT"
IRM
Information Resources Management
IROBEX
InfraRed OBject EXchange protocol (IRDA, TTP), "IrOBEX"
IRP
I/O Request Packet (I/O)
IRQ
Interrupt ReQuest
IRR
Interrupt Request Register
IRRP
Inter-DOMAIN Routing Protocol (ISO 10747)
IRSG
Internet Research Steering Group (org., Internet)
IRT
Interrupt Response Time
IRTF
Internet Research Task Force (IAB, Internet)
IRTP
Internet Reliable Transaction Protocol (RFC 938)
IRTRANP
InfraRed TRANsfer Picture (IRDA)
IRV
International Reference Version [character set] (ISO, IS 646)
IS
Intermediate System (ATM)
IS
International Standard (ISO)
IS
International Supplement (ODT)
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture (PC)
ISA
Instruction Set Architecture (CPU)
ISA
Integrated Systems Architecture (ESPRIT, ANSA)
ISA
Interactive Services Association (org., USA)
ISADS
International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (IEEE-CS, conference)
ISAGAT
Industry Standard Architecture - Guaranteed Access Time (ISA, DMA, PCI)
ISAKMP
Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
ISAM
Index-Sequential Access Mode (DB)
ISAPI
Internet Server Application Programmer's Interface (MS, C/S, WWW, API)
ISBN
International Standard Book Number
ISC
Intelligent Screen Cognition
ISC
Internet Service Center (ISP)
ISC
Internet Software Consortium (org., Internet)
ISCA
International Society for Computers and their Applications (org., AI)
ISD
Interface Summary Design
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network (ITU)
ISDNUP
ISDN User Part (ISDN, GSM), "ISDN-UP"
ISDV
Integrated Software Development and Verification
ISEE
Information System Engineering Environment (Westmount, CASE)
ISEE
Integrated Software Engineering Environment [reference model] (NIST, ECMA, CASE)
ISFUG
Integrated Software Federal User Group (org., user group)
ISH
Information SuperHighway
ISI
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (org.)
ISI
Information Sciences Institute (org., USA)
ISI
Information Society Initiative (UK)
ISIS
??? (OS, Intel)
ISIS
Intermediate System to Intermediate System [protocol / routing] (OSI, RFC 1195), "IS-IS"
ISIT
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer SiliziumTechnologie (org., Itzehoe, Germany)
ISKO
International Society for Knowledge Organisation (org.)
ISLM
Integrated Services Line Module
ISLN
Integrated Services Local Network
ISLU
Integrated Services Line Unit
ISN
Information Systems Network
ISN
Initial Segment / Sequence Number (TCP/IP)
ISN
Integrated Systems Network
ISN
Internet Shopping Network (network, WWW)
ISO
International Standards Organisation [International Organization for Standardization] (org.)
ISOC
Internet SOCiety (org., Internet)
ISODE
ISO Development Environment (OSI)
ISONET
ISO information NETwork (ISO, network)
ISP
Image Synthesis Processor (IC, Graphik, TSP)
ISP
Integrated System Peripheral control (Wyse)
ISP
Interactive String Processor (BS2000)
ISP
International Standardized Profiles (ISO)
ISP
Internet Service Provider (Internet)
ISPA
Internet Service Provider Austria (org., ISP)
ISPA
ISDN PAcket [driver] (ISDN)
ISPC
Internet Service Providers' Consortium (ISP, IPP, org.)
ISPF
Interactive System Productivity Facility (IBM)
ISPN
International Standard Program Number
ISPO
Information Society Project Office [of the european commission] (org., Europe, ECHO)
ISPS
??? [hardware description language] (HDL)
ISQL
Interactive Structured Query Language
ISR
Interrupt Service Register
ISR
Interrupt Service Request
ISR
Interrupt Service Routine
ISRC
International Standard Recording Code
ISSAC
International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ACM, conference)
ISSCC
International Solid State Circuits Conference (conference)
ISSN
Integrated Special Services Network
ISSN
International Standard Serial Number
ISSRE
International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (IEEE-CS, conference)
ISST
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Software- und SystemTechnik (org., Dortmund, Germany)
IST
Immerse System Technology (VR)
IST
Indian Standard Time [+0530] (TZ)
IST
Initial System Test
ISTO
Information Science and Technology Office (org., DARPA)
ISUP
Integrated Services User Part (ISDN)
ISV
Independent Software Vendor
ISV
Independent Solution Vendor (DEC)
ISV
Information Service Vendor
IT
Information Technology
IT
Iran Time [+0300] (TZ)
ITA
Interim Type Approval
ITAA
Information Technology Association of America (org., USA)
ITE
InformationsTechnische Einrichtungen
ITG
InformationsTechnische Gesellschaft (org., VDE)
ITLB
Instruction Translation Look-aside Buffer (CPU)
ITM
Information Technology Management
ITMA
Information Technology Management Association (org., USA)
ITMS
Immediate check Truth Maintenance System (AI)
ITOT
ISO Transport service on TCP/IP (ISO, TCP/IP, RFC 2126)
ITR
Internet Talk Radio (Internet)
ITRC
Information Technology Research Centre (org., Canada)
ITRON
Industrial TRON (TRON)
ITS
Incompatible Time-sharing System (DEC)
ITS
International Telecommunications Society (org.)
ITSDN
Integrated Tactical/Strategic Data Network (mil., USA, network)
ITSEC
[european] Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria (Europe)
ITSEM
Information Technology Security Evaluation Manual / Methodology (ITSEC)
ITSP
Internet Telephony Service Provider (Internet, CAT)
ITSPO
Information Technology Standards Program Office (org., USA)
ITT
International Telegraph and Telephone (org.)
ITTI
Information Technology Training Initiative (org., UK)
ITTM
??? [institute of telecommunications and information technology] (org., Malaysia)
ITU
Information Transport Utility
ITU
International Telecommunications Union (org.)
ITUR
International Telecommunications Union - Radio sector (ITU), "ITU-R"
ITUSA
Information Technology Users Standards Association (org., USA)
ITUT
ITU Telecommunications [standards group] (org., successorr, CCITT), "ITU-T"
ITUTSS
International Telecommunications Union Telecommunication Standards Sector (ITU)
IU
Integer Unit (CPU)
IUK
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik, "IuK"
IUKDG
Informations- Und KommunikationsDiensteGesetz
IUMA
Internet Underground Music Archive (WWW)
IUP
Interim Update Package (3COM)
IUT
Implementation Under Test
IUTSUT
Implementation Under Test - System Under Test, "IUT-SUT"
IV
InformationsVerarbeitung
IV
Initialisation Vector (cryptography)
IVA
International Voice Association (org.)
IVC
Integrated Visual Computing [architecture] (SGI)
IVDENIC
InteressenVerbund DEutsches Network Information Center (org., Internet), "IV-DENIC"
IVDLAN
Integrated Voice and Data Local Area Network
IVR
Interactive Voice Response (CTI)
IVS
IBM Verkabelungs-System
IVS
Interactive Visualization Systems
IVTS
International Video Teleconferencing Service
IWBS
Institut fuer WissensBasierte Systeme (org., IBM)
IWC
Inside Wire Cable
IWF
InterWorking Function (IN)
IWS
Intelligent Work-Station
IWT
International Workshop on Telematics (conference, IEEE-CS, SEE)
IWU
InterWorking Unit (IN)
IWV
ImpulsWahlVerfahren (MODEM)
IXC
IntereXchange Carrier (FCC, LATA)
IZM
[fraunhofer] Institut fuer Zuverlaessigkeit und Mikrointegration (org., Berlin, Germany)

-- J ---

J2EE
Java 2 Enterprise Edition (Java, Sun)
J2ME
Java 2 Micro Edition (Java, Sun)
J2SE
Java 2 Standard Edition (Java, Sun)
JACM
Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
JADE
Jasmine Application Development Environment (Jasmine, DB, CA)
JANET
Joint Academic NETwork (network, UK)
JAPH
Just Another PERL Hacker (PERL)
JAR
Java Archive (Java)
JARS
Java Applet Rating Service (Java, WWW)
JASS
Javascript-Accessable Style Sheets (HTML, WWW, JavaScript)
JAVAOS
Java Operating System (Java), "JavaOS"
JBIG
Joint Bi-level Image expert Group (org., JTC1)
JCALS
Joint Computer-Aided Logistics System (CAL)
JCB
Job Control Block (BS2000)
JCDW
Java Callable Data Wrapper (Java)
JCE
Java Cryptographic Extension (Java)
JCF
JESSI Common Framework
JCL
Job Control Language (IBM, OS/360)
JCSS
??? (org.)
JCW
Java Callable Wrapper (MS, Java, VM, COM)
JDBC
Java standard DataBase Connectivity (DB, Java, Sun, Borland, ODBC, API)
JDK
Java Development Kit (Sun, Java)
JEDEC
Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council (org.)
JEIDA
Japan Electronics Industry Development Association (org., Japan)
JES
Job Entry Subsystem (IBM)
JFC
Java Foundation Classes (Java, API)
JFET
Junction Field Effect Transistor (IC, FET)
JFIF
JPEG File Interchange Format
JFS
Journaled File System (LVM)
JFT
Job File Table (DOS)
JICST
Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (org., Japan)
JIEO
Joint Interoperability Engineering Organization (org., DISA, mil., USA)
JIF
JPEG Interchange Format (JPEG)
JIPDEC
Japan Information Processing DEvelopment Center (org., Japan)
JIPS
JANET Internet Protocol Service
JIS
Japanese Institute of Standards (org., Japan)
JISC
Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (org., Japan)
JIT
Just In Time [compiler]
JITC
Joint Interoperability Technology Center (org., DISA, mil.)
JMSC
Japanese MIDI Standard Committee (org., Japan)
JMSWG
Joint Multi-TADIL Standards Working Group (org., mil., TADIL)
JNDI
Java Naming and Directory Interface (JavaSoft, API, Java)
JNI
Java Native method Interface (Java, API)
JNSS
??? (org.)
JNT
Java Network Technology (Java, Informatec)
JODS
Jasmine Object Database Server (Jasmine, DB, CA)
JOL
Journal of Online Law (WWW)
JOLT
Java OnLine Transactions (Java, Bea, OLTP)
JOOP
Journal of Object Orientated Programming (OOP)
JOSS
Joint Object Services Submission
JOTS
Joint Operational Tactical System (mil.)
JOVE
Jonathan's Own Version of EMACS
JPEG
Joint Photographics Expert Group (org., JTC1, RFC 1521, JPEG)
JPLDIS
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Display Information System
JPM
Java Package Manager (MS, Java, VM)
JSA
Japanese Standards Association (org., Japan)
JSAI
??? (org.)
JSAN
Joint Staff Automation of the Nineties (mil.)
JSD
Jackson System Development
JSME
??? (org.)
JSP
Jackson Structured Programming
JSP
Java Server Pages (Java, Sun)
JSPE
??? (org.)
JSSA
Japan Society for System Audits (org., JIPDEC, Japan)
JST
Japan Standard Time [+0900] (TZ)
JT
Java Time [+0730] (TZ)
JTA
Joint Technical Architecture (JIEO, mil.)
JTAG
Joint Test Action Group (org., Philips, IC)
JTB
Jump Trace Buffer (CPU)
JTBP
Job To Be Processed [block] (BS2000)
JTBPX
Job To Be Processed [block] eXtension (BS2000)
JTC1
Joint Technical Committee 1 (ISO, IEC, IT)
JTM
Job Transfer and Manipulation (ISO 8831/32)
JTMS
Justification based Truth Maintenance System (AI)
JTSSG
Joint Telecommunications Standards Steering Group (mil.)
JUGHEAD
Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation And Display
JUMBO
Java Universal Molecular Browser for Objects (XML)
JUNET
Japan Unix NETwork (network, Unix)
JURIS
JURistisches InformationsSystem
JV
JobVariablen (BS2000)
JVC
J++ Visual Compiler (MS, Java)
JVIDS
Joint Visually Integrated Display System (mil.)
JVM
Java Virtual Machine (Java)
JWICS
Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (mil.)

-- K ---

KAN
KriminalAktenNachweis (INPOL)
KARL
??? [hardware description language] (HDL)
KB
KiloByte
KBPS
KiloBits Per Second
KBS
Knowledge-Based System
KCC
Knowledge Consistency Checker (AD)
KCGI
Kyocera ??? (Kyocera)
KCGL
KyoCera Graphic Language (Kyocera)
KCMS
Kodak Color Management System (Kodak, DTP)
KDC
Key Distribution Center
KDD
Kokusai Denshin Denwa (org., Japan)
KDE
K Destop Environment (Linux, KDE)
KDM
K Display Manager (KDE)
KDT
Keyboard Display Terminal
KERMIT
Kl-10 Error-free Reciprocal Micro Interconnect over Tty lines
KES
Key Escrow System (cryptography)
KFM
K File Manager (KDE)
KGRZ
Kommunales GebietsRechenzentrum Giessen (org.)
KHG
Kernel Hacking Guide (Linux)
KI
Kuenstliche Intelligenz
KIF
Konferenz der Informatik Fachschaften (conference)
KIPS
Kilo Instructions Per Second
KIR
Kyocera Image Refinement (Kyocera)
KISS
Keep It Simple Stupid (slang)
KIT
Kernel software for Intelligent Terminals (T-Online, Telekom, BTX)
KK
Konnectivity Koordination (DE-NIC, DOMAIN)
KLICK
Karlsruher LIChtleiter-Kommunikationsnetz (Uni Karlsruhe, Germany)
KLIPS
Kilo Logical Inferences Per Second (AI, KI, XPS)
KLT
Karhunen Loeve Transformation
KLT
Kernel Latency Time
KNI
Katmai New Instructions (Intel)
KNN
Kuenstliche Neuronale Netze (neural nets)
KNOOM
KNowledge Orientated Office Model
KORE
???
KPCMS
Kodak Precision Color Management System (Kodak, DTP)
KPDL
Kyocera Page Description Language (Kyocera)
KPI
Kernel Programming Interface (Unix, API)
KPM
Kyocera PrintMonitor (Kyocera)
KPOP
Kerberized Post Office Protocol (POP3)
KPT
Kai's PowerTools (DTP)
KQML
Knowledge Query Manipulation Language (AI)
KR
[brian] Kernighan & [dennis] Ritchie [c standard], "K&R"
KR
Knowledge Representation (AI)
KRA
Key Recovery Alliance (org., cryptography)
KSA
Kalman Saffran Associates (manufacturer)
KSA
KommunikationsStrukturAnalyse (OA, TUB)
KSDS
Key Sequenced Data Set (VSAM)
KSH
Key Strokes per Hour
KSH
Korn SHell (Unix, Shell)
KSLNRC
Knowledge Systems Laboratory of the National Research Council (org., Canada, AI)
KSPM
KeyStrokes Per Minute
KSR
Keyboard Send Receive
KSS
Kilo-Samples per Second
KUTGW
Keep Up The Good Work (slang, Usenet, IRC)
KV
KabelVerzweiger
KV
Karnaugh Veitch diagram
KVM
K??? Virtual Machine (Java, Sun)
KWM
K Window Manager (KDE)

-- L ---

L1
Level 1 [cache]
L2
Level 2 [cache]
L2F
Layer 2 Forwarding [protocol] (Shiva, Cisco, IP, IPX, LLC)
L2TP
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (PPP, VPN, IP)
LA
Limited Availability (IBM, OS/2)
LA
Location Area (MSC, GSM)
LAC
Lotus Authorized Consultants (Lotus)
LADT
Local Access Data Transport
LAEC
Lotus Authorized Education Center (Lotus)
LAG
Logical Address Group (ION)
LAM
Local Area Multicomputer (Parallel Computing)
LAMP
Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (Linux, Apache, PHP)
LAN
Local Area Network
LANCE
LAN Controller for Ethernet (LAN)
LANE
Local Area Network Emulation [over ATM specification] (ATM)
LANL
Los Alamos National Laboratory (org., USA)
LAP
Link Access Procedure / Protocol (CCITT, X.25)
LAPB
Link Access Procedure - Balanced (CCITT, LAP, X.25)
LAPD
Link Access Procedure on the D channel (X.21, ISDN, TA)
LAPIC
Local Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC)
LAPM
Link Access Procedure for Modem
LAPS
LAN Adapter and Protocol Support
LASER
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LASS
Local Area Signaling Service
LAT
Local Area Transport (DEC)
LATA
Local Access Transport Area
LATM
Local Asynchronous Transfer Mode
LAVAS
LAger- und VersandAbwicklungsSystem (MBAG)
LAVC
Local Area VAX Cluster (VAX, DEC)
LAW
Local Authority Workstation
LAWN
Local Area Wireless Network
LBA
Logical Block Addressing (EIDE)
LBM
Local Bus Master
LBN
Logical Block Number (LBA)
LBT
Local Bus Targets
LBX
Low-Band with X
LC
Linux Computer (Corel)
LC
Loopback Capability (UNI, ATM, OAM)
LCA
Logic Cell Array
LCC
Local Control Center
LCCM
LAN Client Control Manager (IBM, LAN)
LCD
Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD)
LCD
LISP Code Directory (EMACS)
LCD
Loss of Cell Delineation (UNI, ATM)
LCGI
Local Common Graphics Interface (CGI, WWW)
LCM
LEAF Creation Method (EES, cryptography)
LCN
Logical Channel Numbers
LCOS
Liquid Crystal On Silicon
LCP
[PPP] Link Control Protocol (PPP, RFC 1570)
LCR
Least Cost Routing
LCS
Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT)
LCS
Linux Compatibility Standard (Linux)
LCS
Liquid Crystal Shutter
LCS
Lotus Communication Server
LCSS
Liquid Crystal Stereoscopic Shutter [display]
LCT
Last Compliance Time (GCRA)
LCU
LAN CID Utility (LAN, CID, IBM)
LCV
Line Coding Violation [error event] (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
LD
LAN Destination (ATM)
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (RFC 1777, X.500, DS, AD)
LDAPAPI
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Application Program Interface (LDAP, RFC 1823, API), "LDAP API"
LDCM
LANDesk Client Manager
LDD
Lightly Doped Drain (IC, MOSFET)
LDID
Logical Disk IDentifier (MS)
LDP
Linux Document Projects (Linux)
LDP
Loader Debugger Protocol (RFC 909)
LDR
Light Detect Resistor
LDT
Local Descriptor Table (CPU, Intel)
LDTR
Load Descriptor Table Register (CPU, Intel, assembler)
LDTRC
Local Descriptor Table Register Cache (LDT, Intel, CPU)
LDVA
LaenderDatenVerareitungsAnlage
LE
LAN Emulation (LANE, ATM)
LEAF
Law Enforcement Access Field (EES, cryptography)
LEARP
LAN Emulation Address Resolution Protocol (LANE, ARP, ATM), "LE-ARP"
LEAS
LATA Equal Access System
LEC
LAN Emulation Client (LANE, ATM)
LEC
Layered Error Correction (CD)
LEC
Local Exchange Carrier (FCC, LATA, IEC)
LECID
LAN Emulation Client IDentifier (LANE, ATM, LEC)
LECS
Local area network Emulation Configuration Server (ATM, LANE, LEC)
LED
Light-Emitting Diode
LEL
Link, Embed and Launch (UNIX)
LEMP
Lightning ElectroMagnetic Pulse
LEN
Low Entry Networking (IBM, SNA, PU)
LEO
Link Everything Online (WWW, TUM)
LES
LAN Emulation Server (LANE, ATM)
LES
Line Errored Seconds (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
LF
Line Feed (ASCII)
LF
Login Facility (DCE)
LFA
Link Field Address (Forth)
LFA
Local Feature Analysis
LFAP
Leight weight Flow Admission Protocol (Cabletron, RFC 2124)
LFB
Linear Frame Buffer (CPU, VESA)
LFCC
Linux Federation for Commercial Customers (Linux)
LFN
Long File Names
LFNBK
Long File Name BacKup (MS)
LFO
Low Frequency Oscillator
LFS
Loopback File System
LFSR
Linear Feedback Shift Register
LGPL
Lesser General Public License (GPL, GNU)
LGPO
Local Group Policy Object (AD, GPO)
LGX
Linux/GNU/X [distribution] (Yggdrasil, Linux, GNU)
LIB
Linear Incremental Backoff (CSMA/CD, BEB)
LIC
Licensed Internal Code
LIF
Low Insertion Force (IC)
LIFD
Last In First Drop
LIFE
Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering [research] (MITI)
LIFE
Logistics Interface For manufacturing Environment
LIFO
Last In First Out
LIJP
Leaf Initiated Join Parameter
LILO
LInux [boot] LOader (Linux)
LIM
Lotus - Intel - Microsoft (manufacturer)
LIMAD
Linear MAgnetic Drive [technology]
LIMDOW
Laser / Light Intensity Modulation, Direct OverWrite (MOD)
LIMEMS
Lotus - Intel - Microsoft Expamded Memory Specification (Lotus, Intel, MS, EMS), "LIM EMS"
LIP
Large Internet Packet
LIPS
Logical Inferences Per Second (AI, KI, XPS)
LIS
Logical IP Subnet (RFC 1577, ION)
LISA
Linux Installation & System Administration (Linux, LST)
LISP
LISt Processor (LISP)
LISP
Lots of Isolated Silly Parentheses (LISP, slang)
LISUAF
[thueringer] LandesInformationsSystem Umwelt, Agrar und Forst (UIS), "LIS-UAF"
LITA
Library and Information Technology Association (org., USA)
LIU
Line Interface Unit
LIV
Link Integrity Verification
LIVE
LInux VErband (Linux, org.)
LIVID
Language Identification and Voice IDentification
LIW
Long Instruction Word (CPU)
LKI
Labor fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz (org., KI, Hamburg, Germany)
LLAP
Localtalk Link Access Protocol (AppleTalk, LAP)
LLATMI
Lower Layer ATM Interface (ATM)
LLB
Local Location Broker (NCS)
LLC
Logical Link Control (IEEE 802.2, ISO, OSI)
LLCSNAP
Logical Link Control/SubNetwork Access Protocol (LLC, SNAP), "LLC/SNAP"
LLN
Line Link Network
LLNL
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (org., USA)
LLP
Link Level Protocol (BTX)
LMDS
Local Multi-point Distribution System
LME
Layer Management Entity (OSI)
LMFAO
Laughing My Fucking Ass Off (Usenet, IRC, slang)
LMI
Layer Management Interface (ATM)
LMS
Library Maintenance System (BS2000)
LMU
LAN Manager for Unix (Unix), "LM/U"
LMX
LAN Manager for uniX (LAN, Unix, MS), "LM/X"
LNN
Lotus Notes Network (Lotus)
LOC
LAN Operations Center (LAN)
LOC
Lines Of Code
LOC
Loss of Cell delineation (UNI, ATM)
LOCIS
Library Of Congress Information System (Internet)
LOCT
Layered Open Crypto Toolkit (RSA, cryptography)
LOD
Level Of Detail (3D)
LOF
Loss of Frame (UNI, ATM, DS3/E3)
LOL
Laughing Out Loud (slang, Usenet, IRC)
LOOPS
LISP Object Oriented Programming System (Xerox, OOP, LISP)
LOP
Loss of Pointer (UNI)
LOS
Local Operating System
LOS
Loss of Signal (UNI, ATM)
LOSP
LOw SPeed channel connector (Cray, I/O)
LOVIS
LagerOrtVerwaltungs- und InformationsSystem (MBAG)
LP
Line Printer (Unix)
LP
Linear Programming
LP
Logical Partition (LVM)
LPB
[S3] Local Peripheral Bus
LPC
Linear Predictive Coding (voice processing)
LPD
Line Printer DAEMON
LPDA
Link Problem Determination Aid
LPDP
Line Printer DAEMON Protocol (RFC 1179)
LPDU
Link Protocol Data Unit
LPEX
Live Parsing eXtensible Editor (IBM, OS/2)
LPF
League for Programming Freedom (org.)
LPI
Lines Per Inch
LPI
Linux Professional Institute (Linux, org.)
LPP
Licensed Program Product (IBM)
LPR
Low Priority Request (VUMA)
LPS
Lines Per Second
LPT
Line PrinTer
LPX
Low Profile eXtended [motherboard]
LQ
Letter Quality
LQM
Link Quality Monitoring (PPP)
LR
Location Register (LA, GSM)
LRC
Longitudinal Redundancy Check
LRPC
Lightweight Remote Procedure Calls (OLE)
LRS
Line Repeater Station
LRU
Least Recently Used
LRZ
Leibniz RechenZentrum (org., BADW)
LS
LAN Server (IBM)
LSA
Link State Advertisement (OSPF)
LSA
Lotus Solution Architecture (Lotus)
LSAPI
Licensed Services Application Program Interface (MS, API)
LSB
Least Significant Bit
LSB
Linux Standard Base (Linux)
LSDU
Link Service Data Unit
LSE
Local Subscriber Environment
LSF
Load Sharing Facility
LSI
Large Scale Integration
LSL
Link Support Layer (ODI)
LSM
Linux Software Map (Linux)
LSN
Logical Sector Numbers (OS-9)
LSO
Linux Standards Organization (org., Linux)
LSR
Leaf Setup Request
LST
Linux Support Team [distribution] (Linux)
LSU
LAN Service Unit (LAN)
LT
Line Termination (ADSL)
LT
Logical Terminal (IBM)
LT
Lower Tester (ISO 9646-1)
LTC
Line Termination Coordinator
LTC
Longitudinal Time Code (Video)
LTE
Line Terminating Equipment (SONET)
LTID
Logical Terminal IDentifier (IBM)
LTO
Linear Tape Open (Streamer, IBM, HP, Seagate)
LTPS
Low Temperature PolySilicon
LTPSTFT
Low Temperature PolySilicon Thin Film Transistor (TFT, LCD)
LU
Logical Unit (NAU)
LU62
Logical Unit 6.2 (IBM), "LU6.2"
LUG
Local Users Group
LUN
Logical Unit Number (SCSI)
LUNA
Leuchtendatei fuer UnfallfluchtNAchforschungen (INPOL)
LUNI
LANE User Network Interface (LANE, ATM)
LUT
Look-Up Table (RAMDAC)
LV
Logical Volume (LVM)
LVD
Low Voltage Differential [technology] (SCSI, Symbois Logic)
LVDS
Low Voltage Differential Signal (TI, NSC)
LVE
Live Video Extension (video)
LVM
Logical Volume Manager (AIX, HP/UX, OSF/1, HDD)
LVN
LandesVerwaltungsNetz (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
LVTTL
Low Voltage Transistor Transistor Level (IC)
LW
Living Worlds (VRML)
LWC
Last Working Configuration (ESCD, PNP, BIOS)
LWL
LichtWellenLeiter (cable)
LWP
Light Weight Process (Sun, OS)
LX
Linear eXecutable (OS/2)
LZS
Lempel-Ziv-Stac [compression]
LZSDCP
[PPP] Lempel-Ziv-Stac - Data Compression Protocol (PPP, RFC 1967), "LZS-DCP"
LZW
Lempel-Ziv-Welch [compression]

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MAC
Mandatory Access Control (MLS)
MAC
Media Access Control (ISO, OSI)
MAC
Membership Advisory Committee (ICANN)
MAC
Message Authentication Code (SSL, SRT, cryptography)
MACH
Multilayer ACtuator Head
MACID
Media Access Control IDentifier, "MAC-ID"
MACOS
MACintosh Operating System (Apple, OS), "MacOS"
MACS
Manufacturing Application Control System (SNI)
MACS
Modem Access Control System (MODEM, DES), "M.A.C.S."
MACSBUG
Motorola Advanced Computer Symbolic deBUGger (Motorola)
MAD
Memory Address Driver strength (BIOS)
MAD
Message Address Directory
MAD
Militaerischer AbschirmDienst (mil., org.)
MADE
Multimedia Application Development Environment (CWI)
MADK
Microsoft Activex Development Kit (ActiveX, MS)
MAE
Macintosh Application Environment (Apple, Sun, HPUX)
MAINSAIL
MAchine INdependent SAIL (SAIL)
MAJC
Microprocessor Architecture for Java Computing [pronounced 'magic'] (Sun, Java)
MAJOUR
Modular Application for JOURnals (EWS, SGML)
MAME
Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, "M.A.M.E."
MAN
Metropolitan Area Network
MAP
Maintenance Analysis Procedure (IBM)
MAP
Manufacturing Automation Protocol (General Motors)
MAP
Mobile Application Part (MSC, GSM)
MAP27
Mobile Access Protocol [for MPT 1327] (MPT 1327), "MAP 27"
MAPASE
Mobile Application Part - Application Service Elements (MAP, MSC, GSM), "MAP-ASE"
MAPI
Messaging Application Program Interface (MS, WOSA, API)
MAPTOP
Manufacturing Automation Protocol/Technical Office Protocol, "MAP/TOP"
MAR
Microprogram Address Register
MARC
MAchine Readable Cataloging [record]
MAS
Multi Agent Systems (AI)
MAS90
Mittelstands-Anwendungs-System 90 (IBM)
MASE
Message Administration Service Element
MASM
Microsoft ASseMbler (MS, assembler)
MAU
Medium Access Unit
MAU
Medium Attachment Unit (IEEE 802.3, Transceiver)
MAU
Multistation Access Unit (Token Ring, Hub)
MAUS
Muensters Apple User Service (BBS, network), "M.A.U.S."
MAW
Microsoft At Work
MAWI
MAterialWIrtschaft
MAX
MAssively parallel uniX (Cray, OS, MIMD, MPP, Unix)
MAX
Media Access Exchange (Ascend)
MB
MailBox
MB
MegaByte
MBAG
Mercedes-Benz AktienGesellschaft (Anwender)
MBCMS
Mercedes-Benz-Computer-Mikrofilm-System (MBAG), "MB-CMS"
MBE
Molecular Beam Epitaxy (IC; MOSFET)
MBPS
MegaBits Per Second
MBR
Master Boot Record
MBS
Maximum Burst Size
MBUS
Module BUS [standard] (Sun, SPARC), "MBus"
MCA
Micro Channel Architecture (IBM, PS/2)
MCA
Mission Critical Applications
MCAD
Mechanical CAD (AutoCAD, CAD)
MCAV
Modified Constant Angular Velocity
MCB
Memory Control Block (DOS, TPA)
MCBF
Mean Cycle Between Failure
MCC
Manchester Code Converter
MCC
Manchester Computing Centre (Linux)
MCC
Mitteldeutsches Communication Center (Leipzig)
MCD
Mini Client Driver (MS, Windows NT)
MCD
Multimedia Cartridge Drive (Nomai)
MCEB
Military Communications-Electronics Board (org., mil., USA)
MCF
Meta Content Framework / Format (Apple, WWW)
MCGA
Multi Color Graphics Adapter (IBM, PS/2)
MCH
Memory Controller Hub [aka Northbridge] (Intel)
MCI
Measurement Layer Interface (UMA)
MCI
Media Control Interface
MCI
Microwave Communications Incorporated
MCL
Media Communication Lab (org., Uni Boston, USA)
MCM
MultiChip Module (CPU)
MCN
Metropolitan Campus Network
MCNE
Master Certified Netware Engineer (Novell, Netware)
MCNS
??? [cable modem standard] (org.)
MCP
Master Control Program
MCP
Multiport / Multiprotocol Communication Processor
MCPAS
Master Control Program/Advanced System, "MCP/AS"
MCPC
Multi Channel Per Carrier
MCPS
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MS, ATEC)
MCR
Minimum Cell Rate (UNI, ATM, PCR, ABR)
MCS
Material Control System
MCS
Message Conversion System
MCS
MultiCast Server
MCS
Multichannel Communications System (Mac)
MCS
Multivender Customer Services (DEC)
MCSD
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MS, ATEC)
MCSE
Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MS, ATEC)
MCSMP
Message Conversion System Message Processor (MCS)
MCSS
Mitac Computer Security System (Mitac)
MCT
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MS, ATEC)
MCTD
Mean Cell Transfer Delay (UNI, ATM)
MCU
Management & Cascade Unit (Hub)
MCU
Micro Controller Unit (SIA)
MCU
Multipoint Control Unit
MCVA
Modified Constant Angular Velocity (Optical Disk)
MD
Make Directory (DOS, OS/2)
MD
Management DOMAIN
MD
Mini Disk (Sony)
MD2
Message Digest [algorithm] 2 (RFC 1115/1319)
MD4
Message Digest [algorithm] 4 (RFC 1320)
MD5
Message Digest [algorithm] 5 (RFC 1321)
MDA
Medicated Digest Authentication (HTTP)
MDA
Monochrome Display Adapter (IBM, PC)
MDBMS
Multidimensional DataBase Management System (DBMS, DB)
MDBS
Micro Data Base System (DB)
MDC
Message conversion system directory Component (MCS)
MDE
??? DatenErfassung
MDI
Medium Dependent Interface (ethernet)
MDI
Mobile Data Initiative (org., GSM)
MDI
Multiple Document Interface (MS, Windows)
MDI
Multiplex Device Interface
MDK
MODEM Developers Kit (MODEM, MS)
MDL
Microstation Development Language (CAD)
MDRAM
Multibank Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC)
MDRC
Manufacturing Design Rule Checker
MDS
Manufacturing Design System
MDSE
Message Delivery Service Element
MDSP
Mobile Device Sync Protocol (Lotus)
MDT
Mechanical DeskTop (SGI)
MDT
Message Distribution Terminal
MDT
Mittlere DatenTechnik
MDT
Mountain Daylight Time [-0600] (TZ, MST, USA)
ME
Mapping Entity
MEG
Mega Evil Grin (slang, Usenet, IRC)
MEGA
MessdatenErfassung und Graphische Auswertung
MEI
Matsushita Electronics Incorporated (manufacturer, Japan)
MEL
Maya Embedded Language
MEMS
Micro-ElectroMechanical System
MERS
Most Economic Route Selection
MES
Manufacturing Execution System
MES
Menue-EntwicklungsSystem (Sinix, SNI)
MESA
MetaEmailSearchAgent (WWW, Internet)
MESCH
Multi-WAIS Engine for Searching Commercial Hosts (WAIS, WWW)
MESFET
MEtal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (IC, FET)
MESH
Macintosh Enhanced SCSI Hardware (Apple, SCSI)
MESI
Modified - Exclusive - Shared - Invalid (SMP)
MESN
Media Event Status Notification
MESZ
MittelEuropaeische SommerZeit [+0200] (TZ)
MET
Memory Enhancement Technology (HP), "MEt"
MET
Middle European Time [+0100] (TZ, CET, METDST, MEZ)
METDST
Middle European Time Daylight Saving Time [+0200] (TZ, MET, MEZ)
MEZ
MittelEuropaeische [sommer] Zeit [+0200] (TZ)
MF
Multi Frequency
MFAST
Mwave Folded Array Signal Transform [DSP] (IBM, DSP)
MFC
Microsoft Foundation Classes
MFC
Music Feature Card (IBM, Yamaha, MIDI)
MFENET
Magnetic Fusion Energy NETwork
MFG
Mit Freundlichen Gruessen [= best wishes]
MFG
Multi-Function Gateway
MFI
MainFrame Interactive (IBM)
MFII
Multi-Functional [keyboard] II (IBM)
MFIP
Multi-Function Interoperability Processor
MFKS
MultiFunktionales KonferenzSystem
MFLOPS
Million FLoating-point Operations Per Second (CPU)
MFM
Modified Frequency Modulation
MFP
MultiFunction Product
MFS
Macintosh File System (Apple)
MFS
Message Format Service (IBM, IMS)
MFS
Mobile File Sync (IBM)
MFT
Master File Table (NTFS)
MFV
MehrFrequenzwahlVerfahren
MGA
Matrox Graphics Adapter (Matrox)
MGA
Monochrome Graphics Adapter
MGI
Multi-Function Interpreter
MGM
Memory Grant Manager (Informix, DB)
MH
Mobile Host (MHP)
MH
Modified Huffman (Fax)
MHDL
MIMIC Hardware Description Language
MHEG
Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group (JTC1, ISO)
MHP
[columbia] Mobile Host Protocol
MHP
Multimedia Home Platform
MHPCC
Maui High Performance Computing Center (org., USA)
MHS
Message Handling System (GOSIP, X.400, Novell, SPX, IPX)
MHTML
Messaging HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
MHTML
MIME [e-mail encapsulation of aggregate documents, such as] HTML (MIME, HTML, RFC 2110)
MI
Management Interface
MIAW
Movie In A Window
MIB
Management Information Base (OSI, SNMP)
MIC
Media Interface Connector (FDDI, PMD)
MIC
Memory in Cassette (Seagate, EEPROM, Streamer, AIT)
MIC
Message Integrity Check / Code
MIC
Multiple Interface Connection (Kyocera)
MICA
MODEM ISDN Channel Integration (Telebit, MODEM, ISDN)
MICE
Modular Integrated Communications Environment
MICO
MICO Is CORBA (ORB, CORBA, Uni Frankfurt)
MID
Message IDentifier (ATM)
MIDI
Musical Instruments Digital Interface (MIDI)
MIDL
Microsoft Interface Definition Language (NT)
MIF
Module Interconnection Facility (Proteus)
MIG
Mach Interface Generator (Mach)
MII
Media Independent Interface
MIL
Matrox Imaging Library
MILNET
MILitary NETwork (USA, mil., network)
MILOS
Maschinelle Indizierung auf Linguistischer Grundlage fuer OPAC Systeme (OPAC)
MILSTAR
Military Strategic TActical Relay (mil., USA)
MILSTD
Military STandarD (mil., USA), "MIL-STD"
MIMD
Multiple Instruction [stream], Multiple Data [stream] (CPU)
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (RFC 2045/2046/2047/2048/2049, IETF)
MIMOLA
Machine Independent MicrOprogramming LAnguage (HDL)
MIN
Multistage Interconnection Networks
MINISTREL
Models for INformatIon STorage and REtrievaL (OA, BIS, ESPRIT)
MINT
Mint is Not TOS (Atari), "MiNT"
MINT
Multimedia-kommunikation aif Integrierten Netzen und Terminals
MINX
Multimedia Information Network eXchange
MIO
Memory Input/Output (Motorola)
MIO
Modular Input/Output [architecture] (HP)
MIP
Multimission Interactive Picture
MIPS
Microprocessor without Interlocked Piped Stages
MIPS
Million Instructions Per Second (CPU)
MIR
Maximum Information Rate
MIR
Micro-Instruction Register
MIS
Management Information System
MISD
Multiple Instruction [stream], Single Data [stream] (CPU)
MISS
Mecklenburg Internet Service System (ISP)
MISSI
Multilevel Information System Security Initiative (org.)
MISX
Metered Services Information eXchange (Internet)
MIT
Management Information Tree
MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (org., USA)
MJ
Modular Jack
MKS
Mortice Kern Systems (manufacturer)
MKT
Multifunktionelles KartenTerminal (CT, ICC)
ML
Mail List
ML
Meta Language
MLA
Mail List Agent
MLC
MultiLevel Cell (IC, PCMCIA, Flash, Intel)
MLE
MultiLine Entry field (IBM, OS/2)
MLI
Measurement Layer Interface (UMA)
MLI
Multiple Link Interface (ODI)
MLIA
[symposium on] Machine Learning in Information Access (AAAI, AI, conference)
MLID
Multiple Link Interface Driver (ODI, LAN)
MLM
Mailing List Manager [software]
MLMA
Multi-Level Multi-Access (MAC)
MLP
MultiLink Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
MLR
Multi-channel Linear Recording [technology] (Tandberg, Streamer)
MLS
MultiLevel Secure [operating systems / platforms]
MLT
Master Lower Tester (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
MLT3
MuLTilevel-3 [encoding] (Schneider & Koch, FDDI), "MLT-3"
MM
Media Manager (Novell, Netware, SMS)
MM
Military Message (mil.)
MM
Mobile Management (RR, CM, GSM)
MMA
Microcomputer Managers Association (org., USA)
MMA
MIDI Manufacturer Association (org., IMA)
MMC
Microsoft Management Console (MS, Windows NT)
MMC
MIDI Machine Control
MMC
MultiMedia Commands (SAM)
MMCD
MultiMedia Compact Disk (Sony, Philips, CD)
MMCDE
MultiMedia Compact Disk - Erasable (Sony, Philips, CD), "MMCD-E"
MMCF
MultiMedia Communications Forum (org.)
MMDO
Magnetic Modulation Direct Overwrite
MMDS
Multi-channel, Multi-point Distribution System
MMF
Make Money Fast (Usenet, ECP, EMP)
MMF
Memory Mapped File (Windows 95, Windows NT)
MMF
Multimode Fiberoptic cable
MMFS
Manufacturing Message Format Standard (MAP)
MMHID
MultiMedia Human Interface Device
MMHS
Military Message Handling System (mil., MHS)
MMIO
Memory Mapped I/O (I/O)
MML
Maker Markup Language (FrameMaker)
MMPM2
MultiMedia Presentation Manager /2 (IBM, OS/2), "MMPM/2"
MMR
Modified Modified Read (Fax)
MMS
Manufacturing Message Specifications / Standard (MAP, EIA, RS-511, ISO, DIS 9506)
MMS
Maximum Message Size
MMS
Module Making System (VMS)
MMS
Multilevel Mail Server
MMU
Mass Memory Unit
MMU
Memory Management Unit
MMVF
MultiMedia Video File [disk] (NEC, DVD)
MMWM
MultiMedia Window Manager (X-Windows)
MMX
MultiMedia eXtensions (Intel, CPU)
MNG
Multiple-image Network Graphics [format]
MNOS
Metal Nitride Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
MNP
Microcom Networking Protocol
MO
Management Object (OSI)
MOCS
Microsoft Official Curriculum Seminar (MS, ATEC, MCSD)
MOD
Magneto-Optical Disk (OD)
MODACOM
MObile DAta COMmunication
MODCA
Mixed Object Document Content Architecture (IBM), "MO:DCA"
MODEM
MOdulator DEModulator
MOE
Measure of Effectiveness
MOLAP
Multidimensional OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP)
MOLED
Molecule Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED)
MOLI
Microsoft OnLine Institute (MS)
MOLP
Microsoft Open Licence Pack (MS)
MOM
Message Orientated Middleware (IBM)
MONALISA
MOdelling NAturaL Images for Synthesis and Animation, "MONA LISA"
MONET
high data rate MObile interNET (network)
MOO
MUD Object Orientated (Internet, OOP, MUD)
MOP
Maintenance Operations Protocol (DEC)
MOP
Meta Object Protocol (CLOS)
MOP
Multiple Original Prints
MOPS
Million Operations Per Second
MOS
Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
MOSES
Major Open Systems Environment Standards
MOSFET
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (IC, FET)
MOSP
Microsoft Online Services Partnership (MSN)
MOSPF
Multicast [extensions to ] Open Shortest Path First [routing] (IP, OSPF, RFC 1584)
MOST
Mobile Open Systems Technologies (UK, Uni Lancaster)
MOT
Means of Test
MOTIS
Message-Orientated Text Interchange System (ISO 10021, JTC1)
MOTSS
More Of The Sameold Sameold (Usenet)
MOU
Memorandum Of Understanding (IPOC, TLD, Internet)
MOVE
Microsoft Overlay Virtual Environment (MS)
MOVI
[projekt] MObile VIsualisierung (DFG)
MOWORM
Magneto-Optical Write Once Read Many, "MO-WORM"
MP
[PPP] Multilink Protocol (MPPP, RFC 1990)
MP
Multi Processor
MP
MultiProtocol
MP3
MPEG audio layer 3 (MPEG, audio)
MPC
MPOA Client (MPOA, ATM)
MPC
Multimedia Personal Computer
MPD
Message Preparation Directory
MPDA
MultiPlatform DiskArray
MPDU
Message Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
MPEG
Motion Picture Expert Group (org., ISO 11172-1, JTC1)
MPEXL
??? (HP), "MPE/XL"
MPI
Message Passing Interface (SMP)
MPI
Multiprocessor Interconnect Bus
MPIF
Message Passing Interface Forum (manufacturer)
MPL
Mozilla Public License (Netscape)
MPM
Metra Potential Method
MPM2
MultiMedia Presentation Manager/2 (OS/2, IBM), "MPM/2"
MPML
Main Profile @ Main Level (MPEG), "MP@ML"
MPOA
Multi-Protocol Over ATM (ATM)
MPOW
Multiple Purpose Operator Workstation
MPP
Massive Parallel Processor / Processing
MPP
Message Posting Protocol (RFC 1204)
MPP
Message Processing Program
MPPC
Microsoft Point-to-Point Compression (MS, RFC 2118)
MPPD
Multi Purpose Peripheral Device
MPPE
Microsoft Point to Point Encryption (MS, cryptography)
MPPP
Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP, RFC 1990, MP, Ascend)
MPR
[National Board for Metrology and Testing] (org., Sweden)
MPS
Megabytes Per Second
MPS
MPOA Server (MPOA, ATM)
MPS
MultiPage Signal (Fax)
MPS
MultiProzessor Spezifikation (SMP)
MPSX
Mathematical Programming System eXtended (IBM)
MPT
Ministery of Post and Telecommunications (org., Japan)
MPT
MultiPort Transceiver
MPT1327
???
MPTA
Multi Protocol Transport Architecture (IBM, SNA)
MPTN
Multi Protocol Transport Networking (IBM)
MPTS
Multi Protocol Transport Services (IBM, MPTN)
MPTS2
Multi Protocol Transport Services / 2 (IBM, OS/2), "MPTN/2"
MPU
MicroProcessor Unit (SIA)
MPU401
MIDI Processing Unit 401 (Roland, MIDI), "MPU 401"
MPW
Macintosh Programmers Workshop (Apple)
MQI
Message Queueing Interface (IBM)
MQUIPS
Million QUality Improvements Per Second
MR
Magneto - Resistive (HDD)
MR
MODEM Ready (MODEM)
MR
Modified Read (Fax)
MRA
Multi Resolutions Analysis
MRB
Method Request Broker (OMG)
MRBC
Multiple Resolution Bitmap Compiler (MS, Windows)
MRCF
Microsoft Realtime Compression Format (MS)
MRCI
Microsoft Realtime Compression Interface (MS)
MRCS
Multi-Rate Circuit Switching
MRH
Memory Repeater Hub (Intel)
MRJ
Macintosh / MacOS Runtime for Java (Java, Apple)
MRJSDK
Macintosh Runtime for Java Software Developer Kit (Apple, Java), "MRJ SDK"
MRM
Multi Resolution Meshes (Intel, 3D)
MRNET
Minnesota Regional NETwork (network, USA)
MRO
Mandatory Router Option [flag] (CATNIP)
MROC
Multicommand Required Operational Capability
MROM
??? Read Only Memory
MRP
Material Requirement Planning (PPS, CIM)
MRS
Media Recognition System (DAT)
MRSE
Message Retrieval Service Element
MRTG
Multi Router Traffic Grapher
MRU
Maximum Receive Unit [size] (SLIP, PPP)
MRU
Most Recently Used
MRX
MagnetoResistive eXtended [technology] (HDD)
MS
Message Store
MS
Meta Signaling (ATM, ???)
MS
MicroSoft (manufacturer, MS)
MS
Mobile Station (GSM)
MSA
Management Service Architecture
MSAP
Management Service Access Point (OSI, OSI/RM, SAP)
MSAP
Mini Slotted Alternating Priorities (MAC)
MSB
Most Significant Bit
MSC
MicroSoft C
MSC
Mobile services Switching Center (PLMN, GSM, GPRS)
MSCDEX
MicroSoft Compact Disk EXtensions (CD)
MSCHAP
MicroSoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MS), "MS-CHAP"
MSCM
Multiple Slots on Continuation Mechanism (DQDB)
MSCP
Mass Storage Control Protocol
MSCS
MicroSoft Cluster Server [Wolfpack] (MS)
MSD
Most Significant Digit
MSDE
MicroSoft Data Engine (MS, DB)
MSDL
MicroSoft Download Library (MS)
MSDN
Macintosh Software Distribution Network (FidoNet, Apple)
MSDN
MicroSoft Developer Network (Internet, MS)
MSDN
MicroSoft Developer Network (MS)
MSDOS
MicroSoft Disk Operating System (MS, OS)
MSE
MicroSoft Exchange server (MS)
MSEN
Media Status Event Notification
MSFIS
MicroSoft Fax Information Service (MS)
MSFP
Management Service Focal Point (IBM)
MSI
Medium Scale Integration
MSI
Micro-Star International (manufacturer, Taiwan)
MSIE
MicroSoft Internet Explorer (MS, WWW, MSIE)
MSISDN
Mobile Station ISDN Number (PLMN, GSM), "MS-ISDN"
MSIX
Metered Services Information eXchange [protocol] (Internet, ISP)
MSL
Maximum Segment Lifetime (TCP/IP)
MSL
Microsoft Software Library (Internet, MS)
MSL
Mirrored Server Link
MSM
Media Support Module (ODI)
MSMQ
MicroSoft Message Queue [server] (MS)
MSN
Microsoft Support Network (Internet, MS)
MSN
Monitoring cell Sequence Number (UNI, ATM)
MSN
Multiple Subscriber Number (Euro-, ISDN)
MSNF
Multiple Systems Networking Facility (IBM)
MSP
Media Signal Processor (Samsung, MMX, ARM)
MSP
Message Security Protocol
MSP
Message Send Protocol (RFC 1159)
MSPI
M&T Software Partner International [gmbh]
MSR
Machine Specific Register
MSR
Mess-, Steuer- und Regelungssysteme
MSR
Mobile Support Router (MHP)
MSR
Model Specific Registers (Intel, Pentium)
MSRN
Mobile Station Roaming Number (MM, HLR, MS-ISDN, GSM)
MSRPC
MicroSoft Remote Procedure Call (MS, DCOM), "MS-RPC"
MSS
MIMOLA Software System (MIMOLA)
MSSE
Message Submission Service Element
MST
Mountain Standard Time [-0700] (TZ, MDT, USA)
MSVC
Meta-Signaling Virtual Channel (ATM)
MSVC
MicroSoft Visual C++ (MS)
MSW
Machine Status Word
MT
Machine [assisted] Translation
MT
Mannesmann Tally [gmbh] (manufacturer)
MT
Message Transfer / Type
MT
Mobile Termination (GSM)
MT
Moluccas Time [+0830] (TZ)
MTA
Message Transfer Agent (MTS, OSI, X.400)
MTBF
Mean Time Between Failure
MTBRP
Mean-Time-Between-Parts-Replacement
MTC
Master Test Component (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
MTC
MIDI Time Code (MIDI)
MTD
Memory Technology Drivers
MTDA
Mean Time Data Availability
MTE
MuTating Engine (Viren), "MtE"
MTEC
Motorola Training and Education Center (org., Chicago)
MTF
Message Text Formats
MTF
Microsoft Tape Format (MS)
MTF
Modulation Transfer Function
MTH
Memory Translator Hub (Intel)
MTI
MIPS Technologies Inc. (manufacturer, SGI)
MTP
Message Transfer Part (ISDN, GSM)
MTRR
Memory Type Range Register (CPU, Pentium Pro)
MTS
Message Transfer System (MHS)
MTS
Microsoft Transaction Server (MS, DB, WSH, COM)
MTTF
Mean Time To Failure
MTTFF
Mean Time To First Failure
MTTR
Mean Time to Recovery / Repair / React
MTTR
Mean Time Trouble Repair
MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit (SLIP, PPP, IP)
MTU
Message Transfer Unit
MUA
Mail User Agent
MUBIS
MUltimediales BueroInformationsSystem (OA, BIS, TU Braunschweig), "MuBIS"c
MUCK
Multi-User Chat Kingdom (MUD)
MUD
Multi-User Dungeon (MUD)
MUGD
MUMPS User Group Deutschland (MUMPS, user group), "MUG-D"
MUI
Management User Interface (OMF, UI)
MUI
Multimedia User Interface (SGI, UI)
MULDEM
MULtiplexer-DEMultiplexer
MULE
MULtilingual Enhancement of GNU EMACS (EMACS, GNU)
MULTICS
MULTiplexed Information and Computing Service (OS)
MULTOS
MULtimedia Office Server (OA, BIS, ESPRIT)
MUMPS
Massachusetts general hospital Multi-Programming System
MUPAD
Multi Processing Algebra Data [tool] (Uni Paderborn, Germany, CAS), "MuPAD"
MUSH
Multi-User Shared Hallucination (MUD)
MUSICAM
Masking-pattern adapted Universal Subband Integrated Coding And Multiplexing (MPEG, digital audio)
MUT
Master Upper Tester (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
MUTOS
MultiUser-/multitasking Operating System (GDR, OS) MUEW eW MonopolUEbertragungsWeg, "MueW"
MUX
MUltipleXer
MVA
Multidomain Vertical Alignment [technology] (LCD, Fujitsu)
MVC
Model View Controller (Smalltalk, GUI)
MVI
Motion Video Instructions (DEC, CPU, Alpha)
MVIF
Multi-Vendor Interacting Forum (org., IN)
MVP
Most Valuable Professional [bonus program] (MS)
MVRCA
Magnalink Variable Resource Compression Algorithm (PPP, RFC 1975)
MVS
Multiple Virtual Storage (IBM, OS)
MVS
Multiple Virtual System (OS)
MVSESA
Multiple Virtual Storage/Extended System Architecture (IBM), "MVS/ESA"
MVSESASP
Multiple Virtual Storage/Extended System Architecture System Product (IBM), "MVS/ESA SP"
MVSSP
Multiple Virtual Storage/System Product, "MVS/SP"
MVSTSO
Multiple Virtual Storage/Time Sharing Option (IBM), "MVS/TSO"
MVSXA
Multiple Virtual Storage/eXtended Architecture, "MVS/XA"
MWS
Management WorkStation
MWS
Matsushita White Skipping (Fax)
MX
Mail eXchange (Unix)
MXB
Multimedia eXension Board (SNI)
MXC
Multimedia eXtension Connector
MZ
Mark Zbikowski (MS-DOS, MCB)

-- N ---

NAARS
National Automated Accounting Research System (USA)
NAB
National Association of Broadcasters (org., USA)
NAB
Netware Asynchronous Board (Novell, Netware)
NABTS
North American Basic Teletext ? (USA)
NAC
Network Administration Center
NAC
Networks and Communications
NAC
Null Attached Concentrator (FDDI)
NACLP
North American Conference on Logic Programming (USA)
NACM
Networks And Communications Marketing
NACS
National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors (org., USA)
NACS
Netware Asynchronous Communication Server (Novell, Netware)
NACS
Network Access Control System (Netware, DES)
NACSIS
National Academic Center for Science Information Systems (org., USA)
NACT
Neural Adaptive Control Technology [project] (NN)
NAD
Network Access Device
NADB
National Archeological DataBase (DB, USA)
NAEC
Novell Authorized Education Center (Novell, Netware)
NAG
National Algorithms Group [ltd] (UK, org.), "NAg"
NAG
Network Architecture Group (org.)
NAI
Netzwerk Arbeitswelt Informatik (manufacturer)
NAL
Netware Application Launcher (Novell, Netware, NAM)
NALIS
Nevada Academic Libraries Information System
NAM
Netware Application Manager (Novell, Netware, NAL)
NAMS
National Association of Multimedia Shareware (org., USA)
NAP
Network Access Point (IN)
NAPLPS
North American Presentation Level Protocol Syntax (BBS)
NAPT
???
NARP
Non-Broadcast Multiple Access Address Resolution Protocol (RFC 1735)
NAS
Netware Access Services (Novell, Netware)
NAS
Network Application Services (DEC)
NAS
Network Application Support
NAS
Network Attached Storage
NASI
Netware Asynchronous Service Interface (Novell, Netware)
NAT
[IP] Network Address Translator (RFC 1631, IP)
NATOA
National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (org., USA)
NAU
Network Addressable Unit (IBM, SNA, OSI)
NAU
Network Attachment Unit (GigaB, IP-router)
NAUN
Nearest Active Upstream Neighbour (MAC)
NAVNET
NAVy NETwork (mil., USA, network)
NB
Nota bene (slang, Usenet, IRC)
NBCD
Natural Binary Coded Decimal
NBDD
NetBIOS Datagram Distribution [server] (NETBIOS)
NBE
Not-Below-or-Equal
NBFCE
NETBIOS Frames Control Program (NETBIOS)
NBFCP
[PPP] NETBIOS Frames Control Protocol (PPP, NETBIOS, RFC 2097)
NBFM
Narrow Band Frequency Modulation
NBMA
Non-Broadcast Multiple Access (UNI, ATM)
NBNS
NetBIOS Name Server (NETBIOS)
NBP
Name Binding Protocol (AppleTalk)
NBS
Narrow Band Socket (Intel, Nokia)
NBS
National Bureau of Standards (org., predecessor, NIST)
NBT
NETBIOS on TCPIP (MS)
NC
Network Channel / Connect / Control
NC
Network Co-ordinator (FidoNet)
NC
Network Computer [reference profile] (Apple, IBM, Netscape, Oracle, Sun, Internet)
NC
Norton Commander (Symantec)
NC
Numerical Control
NCA
Network Communications Adapter
NCA
Network Computing Architecture (Oracle)
NCA
Network Control Analysis
NCA
Novell Certification Alliance (Novell, Netware)
NCAIR
National Center for Automated Information Research (org., USA)
NCAM
National Center for Accessible Media (org., USA)
NCB
Network Control Block (LAN)
NCC
Network Control / Coordination Center
NCC
Network Control Computer
NCCF
Network Communications Control Facility (IBM)
NCCS
NASA Center for Computational Sciences (org., NASA)
NCD
Network Computing Devices (manufacturer)
NCD
Norton Change Directory (DOS)
NCE
Nomadic Computing Environment (Tadpole)
NCGA
National Computer Graphics Association (org., USA)
NCHPC
National Consortium for High Performance Computing (org., HPC, USA)
NCI
Network Channel Interface
NCI
Non Coded Information
NCIA
Native Client Interface Architecture (IOS)
NCIP
Novell Certified Internet Professional (Novell, WWW, CNA)
NCITS
National Committee for Information Technology Standards (org., USA)
NCL
Null Convention Logic (CPU)
NCMOS
N-channel [Silicon Gate Reversed] CMOS
NCN
Nixdorf Communications Network
NCOHPCC
National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications (org., USA, HPC), "NCO/HPCC"
NCOS
Network Computer Operating System (OS, Oracle, Internet)
NCP
Netware Core Protocol (Novell, IPX)
NCP
Network Control Processor
NCP
Network Control Program (BBN, ARPANET)
NCP
Network Control Program / Point (IBM)
NCP
Non-Carbon Paper
NCP
Not Copy-Protected
NCPE
Netware Core Protocol Extension (NCP, Netware, IPX)
NCPIE
National Council on Patient Information and Education (org., USA)
NCR
National Cash Registers (manufacturer, AT&T)
NCS
National Communications System (USA)
NCS
Network Computing System (HP, Apollo)
NCS
Network Control System
NCSA
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (org., USA)
NCSC
National Computer Security Center (org., USA)
NCSC
North Carolina Supercomputing Center (org., USA)
NCSI
Network Communications Service Interface (NMP)
NCSL
National Computer Systems Laboratory (NIST, org., USA)
NCSL
National Conference of Standards Laboratories (org., USA)
NCSNDR
Network Computing System Network Data Representation (HP, Apollo), "NCS NDR"
NCSS
Non Commentary Sources Statements (LOC)
NCSS
Number Crunching Statistical System
NCT
Network Control and Timing
NCTE
Network Channel-Terminating Equipment
NCTL
National Computer and Telecommunications Laboratory (org., USA)
NDA
Network Delivery Access
NDA
Non-Disclosure Agreement
NDA
Norddeutsche DatenAutobahn (network)
NDBMS
Network DataBase Management System (DB)
NDBS
Non-standard DataBase System (DB)
NDC
National Destination Code (MS-ISDN, GSM)
NDC
Network Data Collection
NDC
Node Data Controller (Zenith)
NDCC
Network Data Collection Center
NDD
Norton Disk Doctor [software]
NDDL
Neutral Data Definition Language (DDL)
NDE
NeWS Development Environment
NDI
Network Distributed ISDN [for windows NT] (AVM, ISDN, Windows NT)
NDIS
Network Driver Interface Specification (3COM, MS)
NDL
Network Database Language (DB, 4GL)
NDM
Normal Disconnected Mode (IRDA, IRLAP, NRM)
NDMP
Network Data Management Protocol
NDMS
Netware Distributed Management Services (Novell, Netware)
NDP
Numeric Data Processor
NDPA
Network Problem Determination Application
NDR
Network Data Representation (NCS, DCE)
NDR
Network Data Representation service (DCE/RPC)
NDR
Non-Destructive Read
NDRO
Non-Destructive ReadOut
NDS
Netware Directory Services (Novell, Netware)
NDS
Network Data System
NDT
Net Data Throughput
NDT
Newfoundland Daylight Time (TZ, NFT)
NDT
Non-Destructive Testing
NDU
Network Device Utility
NE
Network Element
NEA
??? [protocol stack on OSI transport layer]
NEAR
National Electronic Accounting and Reporting
NEARNET
New England Academic and Research NETwork (USA, network), "NEARnet"
NEAT
New Enhanced Advanced Technology (AT)
NEAT
Novell Easy Administration Tool (Novell, Netware)
NEC
National Electrical Code (USA)
NEC
Nippon Electronic Corporation (manufacturer)
NED
NASA Extragalactic Database (DB)
NEDO
New Energy and industrial technology Development Organization (org., Japan)
NEFS
Network Extensible File System, "NeFS"
NEII
National Engineering Information Initiative (org., USA)
NEM
Nothing Else Matters (slang, Usenet, IRC)
NEP
Never-Ending Program
NEREN
NEbraska Research and Education Network (USA, network)
NES
News Electronic Service
NESPINN
NEurocomputer fuer Spikende Neuronale Netze (TUB)
NEST
Netware Embedded Systems Technology (Novell, Netware)
NET
Network Entity Title
NETBEUI
NETBIOS Extended User Interface (UI)
NETBIOS
NETwork Basic Input Output System (IBM, RFC 1001/1002), "NetBIOS"
NETBLT
NETwork BLock Transfer (IP)
NETBT
NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NETBIOS, TCP/IP), "NetBT"
NETCDF
NETwork Common Data Format, "NetCDF"
NETDA
NETwork Design and Analysis
NETPARS
NETwork Performing Analysis Reporting System
NETSS
National Electronic Telecommunication Surveillance System (USA)
NEWS
Netware Early Warning System (Novell, Netware)
NEWS
Networked Extensible Windowing System (Sun), "NeWS"
NEWT
NeWS Terminal, "NeWT"
NEXT
NEw eXtended Technology, "NeXT"
NFA
Name Field Address (Forth)
NFA
Non-determistic Finite-state Automation
NFAS
Non Facilities-Associated Signaling (ISDN, PRI)
NFR
Near Field Recording [technology]
NFS
Network Facilities Services
NFS
Network File System (Sun, Unix, RFC 1813)
NFSP
Netware File Service Protocol (Novell, Netware)
NFT
Network File Transfer (DNA, DEC)
NFT
NewFoundland Time [-0330] (TZ, NDT)
NGDD
New Generation Desktop Design (Mitsubishi)
NGE
Not-Greater-or-Equal
NGI
??? [Niederlaendische Informatikgesellschaft] (org., Netherlands)
NGS
Non-Government Standard (USA)
NGSB
Non-Government Standards Body
NHRP
[NBMA] Next Hop Resolution Protocol (X.25, ATM, NBMA, IETF)
NHSE
National HPCC Software Exchange (USA)
NI
Network Interconnect / Interface
NI
Normenausschuss Informationsverarbeitungssysteme (org., DIN)
NIA
Network Information Access
NIAS
Netware Internet Access Server (Novell, Netware)
NIC
Network Information Center (Internet, org.)
NIC
Network Interface Card / Controller
NIC
Numeric Intensive Computing
NICAM
Near-Instantaneously Companded Audio Multiplex (audio)
NICD
NIckel CaDmium [batterie], "NiCd"
NICE
Network Information and Control Exchange (DECNET)
NICOL
Network Information Center On-Line
NICOLAS
Network Information Center On-Line Aid System
NID
Namespace IDentifier (URN)
NIDR
Network Information Discover and Retrieval
NIDX
Network Intrusion Detection eXpert system (BELLCORE, XPS)
NIE
Newton Internet Enabler (Apple, PDA)
NIFTP
Network Independent File Transfer Program (FTP)
NIHCL
National Institute of Health [c++] Class Library (PD)
NII
National Information Infrastructure [program] (USA, org.)
NIIT
National Information Infrastructure Testbed (ISH, USA)
NIMH
NIckel Metal Hybrid [batterie], "NiMH"
NIMT
National Institute for Management Technology (org., Irland)
NIPT
[international symposium on] New Information Processing Technologies (conference, MITI)
NIR
Network Information Registry / Retrieval
NIS
Network Information Service (NSF)
NIS
Network Information System (Unix)
NISC
Network Information and Support Center
NISDN
Narrowband Integrated-Services Digital Network (ISDN), "N-ISDN"
NISI
Network Information Services Infrastructure
NISO
National Information Standards Organization (org., USA)
NISS
National Information on Software and Services (USA)
NISSPAC
NISS Public Access Collections (NISS)
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (org., USA)
NISYP
Network Information System / Yellow Pages, "NIS/yp"
NITF
National Imagery Transmission Format
NITOL
Norway-net with IT for Open Learning (network)
NITS
Network Independent Transport Service
NIU
Network Interface Unit
NIU
North american ISDN Users (USA, ISDN)
NIUF
North american ISDN Users Forum (USA, user group, ISDN)
NJC
Nordic Journal of Computing (Finland)
NJE
Network Job Entry (BITNET, RSCS)
NJE
Network Job Entry
NKS
Network Knowledge Server
NKSR
Non-Kernel Security Related (Unix)
NL
Network Layer (ISO, OSI)
NL
New Line (ASCII)
NL
Number Lines (Unix)
NLDM
Network Logical Data Manager (IBM)
NLE
Not-Less-or-Equal
NLM
Netware Loadable Module (Novell, Netware)
NLP
Natural Language Processing
NLP
Non-Linear Programming
NLP
Normal Link Pulse (ethernet, LAN)
NLPID
Network Layer Protocol IDentifier (ATM, OSI)
NLQ
Near Letter Quality
NLRI
Network Layer Reachability Information
NLS
Native Language Support (HP)
NLS
Native Language System (OSF)
NLS
Network License Server
NLSP
Netware Link Services Protocol (Novell, Netware, IPX)
NLSP
Network Layer Security Protocol (ISO, IEC, ISO/IEC 11557)
NLV
National Language Version (IBM, OS/2, ...)
NM
Network Management
NMA
Network Management Architecture (SNA)
NMAA
National Multimedia Association of America (org., USA)
NMC
Network Management Center
NMCP
Network Management Communication Protocol
NMCS
National Military Command System (mil., USA)
NMEA
National Marine Electronics Association [protocol] (org., USA, GPS)
NMF
Network Management Forum
NMI
Non-Maskable Interrupt
NML
National Media Laboratory (org., USA)
NML
Network Management Layer (TMN)
NMOS
Negative-channel Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
NMP
Network MODEM Program
NMPF
Network Management Productivity Facility (IBM)
NMPL
Netscape/Mozilla Public License (Netscape), "N/MPL"
NMS
Network Management Station / System (Novell, Netware)
NMS
Network Monitoring Station
NMSU
New Mexico State University (org.)
NMT
Nordic Mobile Telephone (Mobile Systems)
NMVT
Network Management Vector Transport
NN
Neural Network (NN)
NNI
Network Node Interface (ATM)
NNI
Network to Network Interface
NNS
Netware Named Services (Novel, Netware)
NNSC
NSF Network Service Center (org., NSF)
NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol (Internet, RFC 977, Usenet)
NNX
Network Numbering eXchange
NOA
Net On Air (Internet)
NOC
Network Operations Center
NOCS
Network Operations Center System
NODIS
NSSDC Online Data and Information Service (NSSDC)
NOI
Node Operator Interface
NOMA
National Online Media Association (org., USA)
NORGEN
Network Operations Report GENerator
NORMA
NO Remote Memory Access (OSF/1, Multi-Server)
NOS
Network Operating System
NOTIS
Network Operator Trouble Information System
NP
Network Performance
NPA
Network Performance Analyzer
NPA
Network Printer Alliance (IEEE 1284, IBM, Lexmark, Xerox)
NPA
Network Professional Association (org., USA)
NPA
Numbering Plan Area
NPAC
Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (org., USA, HPC)
NPC
Network Parameter Control
NPD
Network Products Division (Toshiba)
NPDA
Network Problem Determination Application (IBM)
NPH
No Parse Headers (HTML)
NPI
Network Printer Interface
NPL
Netscape Public License (Netscape)
NPL
Non-Procedural Language
NPM
Network Performance Monitor
NPMS
Named Pipes / Mail Slots (MS)
NPSI
NCP Packet Switching Interface (IBM, NCP)
NPSI
Network Protocol Service Interface
NPSS
NASA Packet Switch System (NASA)
NPTN
National Public Telecomputing Network (network, USA)
NPV
Net Present Value
NQS
Network Queuing System
NRC
National Research Council (org., USA)
NRCLSE
National Resource for Computers in Life Science Education (USA)
NREN
National Research and Education Network (USA, network)
NRFD
Not Ready for Data
NRM
Network Resource Management
NRM
Normal Response Mode (IRDA, IRLAP, NDM)
NRN
National Research Network (USA, network)
NRN
No Reply Necessary (slang, Usenet)
NROFF
New Run-OFF (Unix)
NRS
Name Registration System
NRS
Novell Replication Services (Novell, Netware)
NRT
Non-Requesting Terminal
NRTVBR
Non-RealTime Variable Bit Rate (VBR, ATM), "nrt-VBR"
NRZ
Non-Return-to-Zero [recording]
NRZI
Non-Return-to-Zero, Invert to ones [encoding]
NS
Name Server (DNS, Unix)
NS
National Standard
NSA
National Security Agency (org., USA)
NSAI
National Standards Authority of Ireland (org., Irland)
NSAP
Network Service Access Point (OSI, OSI/RM, SAP)
NSAPA
Network Service Access Point Address (OSI, NSAP)
NSAPI
Netscape Server Application Programmer's Interface (Netscape, WWW, C/S, API)
NSB
National Science Board (USA, org.)
NSC
National Security Council (org., USA)
NSC
National SemiConductor (manufacturer)
NSC
Network Service Center
NSCA
National institute for Supercomputing Applications
NSD
National Security Directive (USA)
NSE
Network Support Encyclopedia (Novell)
NSEC
Network Switching Engineering Center
NSERC
Natural Sciences and Research Council (org., USA)
NSF
National Science Foundation (org., USA)
NSF
Norges StandardiseringsForbund (org., Norwegen)
NSFIP
NextStep Fuer IntelProzessoren, "NSfIP"
NSFNET
National Science Foundation NETwork (network, USA, Internet), "NSFnet"
NSG
Network Services Group
NSI
Name Service Independent (DCE/RPC, CDS)
NSI
NASA Science Internet (NASA, network)
NSIS
National Schengen Information System (SIS, Europe)
NSN
NASA Science Network (USA, network)
NSP
Name Service Protocol (DNS)
NSP
Native Signal Processing (Intel, CPU)
NSP
Network Service Point
NSP
Network Service Provider
NSP
Network Services Protocol (DNA)
NSPMP
Network Switching Performance Measurement Plan
NSPR
NetScape Portable Runtime (Netscape, API)
NSR
Non-Source Routed
NSRD
National Software Reuse Directory (USA)
NSS
Namespace Specific String (URN)
NSS
Nodal Switching Subsystem (NSFNET)
NSSA
Not So Stubby Area (OSPF, RFC 1587)
NSSDC
National Space Science Data Center (org., USA)
NST
Newfoundland Standard Time (TZ)
NST
North Sumatra Time [+0630] (TZ)
NSTAN
NebenSTellenANlagen (Telekom, CBX), "NStAn"
NSTC
National Science and Technology Council (org., USA)
NSTL
National Software Testing Lab (org., USA)
NSTS
National Secure Telephone System
NT
Netzwerk Terminator, Network Terminator (ISDN)
NT
New Technology (MS, OS)
NT
Nome Time [-1100] (TZ)
NT1
Network Termination [unit] 1 (ISDN)
NTAS
NT Advanced Server (MS, Windows NT)
NTC
National Telecommunications Conference (conference, USA)
NTDS
[Windows] NT Directory Services (MS, Windows NT, DS)
NTE
Network Terminal Equipment
NTFS
[windows] New Technology File System
NTIA
National Telecommunications and Information Administration / Agency (org., USA)
NTK
Need-To-Know (slang, Usenet, IRC)
NTK
Newton ToolKit (Apple)
NTLM
[Windows] NT LAN Manager (MS, Windows NT, LAN)
NTN
National Telecommunications Network
NTO
Network Terminal Option
NTP
Network Time Protocol (Internet, RFC 1119/1305)
NTS
Network Technical Support
NTS
Network Test System
NTS2
Network Transport Services /2 (IBM), "NTS/2"
NTSA
Netware Telephony Services Architecture
NTSC
National Television Standards Committee (org., USA)
NTSC
Never The Same Color (slang)
NTSE
[Windows] NT Server / Enterprise edition (MS, Windows NT), "NTS/E"
NTT
Nippon Telephone & Telegraph (org., Japan)
NUA
Network User Address
NUI
Network User Identification (Datex-P)
NUISSH
Natur- und UmweltInformationsSystem Schleswig-Holstein (UIS), "NUIS-SH"
NUMA
Non Uniform Memory Access (SMP)
NURB
Non Uniform Rational B-spline
NURBS
Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (CAD, Animation)
NUS
National University of Singapore (org.)
NUTEK
[National Board for Industrial and Technical Development] (org., Sweden)
NVDM2
NetView Distribution Manager /2 (OS/2, IBM), "NVDM/2"
NVN
National Videotex Network (USA, network)
NVP
Network Voice Protocol
NVRAM
Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
NVS
NachrichtenVermittlungsSystem (INPOL)
NVT
Network Virtual Terminal (Telnet, Internet)
NWCS
Netware Workstation Compatible Service (Netware, Windows NT)
NWIP
NetWare Internet Protocol (Novell, Netware)
NWNET
NorthWestern states NETwork (network, USA), "NWNet"
NYSERNET
New York State Education and Research NETwork (network, USA), "NYSERNet"
NZCS
New Zealand Computer Society (org., Neuseeland)
NZT
New Zealand Time [+1130] (TZ)
NZUSUGI
New Zealand Unix System User Group, Inc. (org., Unix, user group)

-- O ---

OA
Object Adapter (ORB, IDL)
OA
Office Automation
OA
Open Access (SPI, DB)
OAA
Open Arcade Architecture (Intel)
OACIS
Oregon Advanced Computing InStitute (org.)
OAD
Open Architecture Driver (Iomega)
OADG
Open Architecture Development Group (org.)
OAG
Online Airline Guide (CIS)
OAG
Open Application Group (org., USA)
OAI
Open Applications Interface
OAK
Object Application Kernel (Java, predecessor, Sun)
OAM
Operations, Administration and Management [cell] (ATM)
OARNET
Ohio Academic Resources NETwork (network, USA), "OARnet"
OAS
Office Automation System
OASF
Office Automation System Facilities (OA)
OASIS
Online Application System Interactive Software
OASIS
Open And Secure Information Systems (Eureka)
OASYS
Office Automation SYStem
OATS
Office Automation Technology and Services (OA)
OAW
Optically Assisted Winchester (HDD, Seagate)
OBAK
OBjektAbbildungskatalog (ATKIS)
OBD
Online Bugs Database (Sun, DB)
OBEX
OBject EXchange (WordPerfect)
OBS
Online Book Store (Internet, WWW)
OBST
OBject management system of STONE (STONE)
OC
Object Class (OOP)
OC1
Optical Carrier level 1 [51,48 Mbps] (SONET), "OC-1"
OC12
Optical Carrier level 12 [622,08 Mbps] (SONET), "OC-12"
OC24
Optical Carrier level 24 [1244,16 Mbps] (SONET), "OC-24"
OC3
Optical Carrier level 3 [155,52 Mbps] (SONET), "OC-3"
OC48
Optical Carrier level 48 [2488,32 Mbps] (SONET), "OC-48"
OCC
Operations Control Center
OCC
Other Common Carrier
OCCA
Open Cooperative Computing Architecture
OCD
Out-of-Cell Delineation (UNI)
OCE
Open Collaborative Environment (Apple)
OCF
Open Computing Facility
OCL
Operation Control Language
OCL
OS/2 inside Class Library (OS/2)
OCLC
Online Computer Library Center (org., Internet, USA)
OCO
Object Code Only (OOP)
OCR
Optical Character Recognition
OCS
Object Compatibility Standard (Motorola)
OCS
Open Cabling System
OCX
OLE Control eXtensions (MS)
OD
Optical Disk
ODA
Office Document Architecture [protocol] (RFC 1197, ISO 8613, JTC1, ECMA)
ODA
Open Document Architecture (CCITT T.410)
ODAPI
Open Database Application Programming Interface (Borland, DB, API), "Odapi"
ODBC
Open DataBase Connectivity (WOSA, DB, API)
ODBMS
Object orientated Database Management System (DBMS, DB)
ODC
Optical Disc Corporation (manufacturer)
ODD
Operator Distance-Dialing
ODE
Object Database and Environment (AT&T, DB)
ODE
Online Data Entry
ODETTE
Organization for Data Exchange by Tele-Transmission in Europe (org., Europe)
ODF
Opendoc Development Framework (Apple, OpenDoc)
ODF
Opendoc Part Framework (OpenDoc)
ODI
Open Data link Interface (Novell)
ODI
Open Device Interconnect
ODIA
Object ??? (Apple, ALOE)
ODIF
Office Document Interchange Format (ISO 8613, ASN.1, ODA)
ODIN
Optimale Datenmodelle und algorithmen fuer Ingenieur- und Naturwissenschaften [auf hochleistungsrechnern] (Uni Karlsruhe, Germany, SNI)
ODINSUP
Open Data link Interface - Network driver interface specification SUPport (ODI, NDIS)
ODISS
Optical Digital Image Storage System
ODK
Office Develoment Kit
ODL
Object Description Language
ODL
Open Document Language (ODA, SGML)
ODLI
Open Data Link Interface
ODM
Object Database Manager (AIX, IBM)
ODMA
Open Document Management API (API)
ODMG
Object Database Management Group (org., DB)
ODP
Open Distributed Processing (ISO)
ODP
OverDrive Processor (Intel)
ODPR
OverDrive Processor Replacement (Intel)
ODR
Ontrack Data Recovery (Ontrack, Software, Netware)
ODR
Optimized Dynamic Routing (SNI)
ODS
Offenes Deutsches Schulnetz (network)
ODS
Office Dialog System (OA)
ODS
Open Data Services
ODS
Optical Data Systems [inc.] (manufacturer)
ODS
Overhead Data Stream
ODSI
Open Directory Service Interfaces (MS, Windows NT)
ODT
Online Debugging Technique
ODT
Open DeskTop (SCO, GUI)
OEB
Open eBook Standard (MS, NuvoMedia, ...)
OECOS
Organizational Engineering for Communications and Organizational Systems (SNI, OA)
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OEP
Operand Execution Pipelines (Motorola, CPU)
OES
Olivetti EntsorgungsService (Olivetti)
OF
Overflow Flag (assembler)
OFA
Optimal Flexible Architecture (Oracle)
OFC
Open Financial Connectivity (MS, banking)
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
OFFIS
Oldenburg Forschungsinstitut Fuer Informatikwerkzeuge und -Systeme (org., Uni Oldenburg)
OFS
Object File System
OFS
Output Field Separator (AWK)
OFTA
OFfice of the Telecommunications Authority (org., Hongkong)
OFX
Open Financial eXchange (banking, Intuit, MS, Checkfree)
OGRAN
OpenGate - Router Access Node ??? (RND), "OG-RAN"
OH
Off-Hook (MODEM)
OIA
Operator Information Area (IBM)
OID
Object IDentifier (OSI)
OIDL
Object Interface Definition Language
OIDP
Oracle Internet Development Pack (Oracle, Internet)
OII
Operations-Intelligence Interface (mil.)
OIL
Operator Identification Language (ELI)
OIW
Open Information Warehouse (SAP, R/3)
OIW
OSI Implementors Workshop (OSI)
OLAP
OnLine Analytical Processing (DB)
OLE
Object Linking and Embedding
OLED
Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED)
OLEDS
Object Linking and Embedding Directory Services (ODSI, MS), "OLE DS"
OLEO
Open Linking and Embedding of Objects (OLE, OpenDoc)
OLEP
Organic Light-Emitting Polymer [display]
OLI
Originating Line Information
OLIS
Oxford Library Information System
OLIT
OpenLook Interface Toolkit (OpenLook)
OLIVR
OnLine Interactive Virtual Reality, "OLiVR"
OLLI
OnLine Library Information
OLM
OnLine Monitor
OLMC
Output Logic Macro Cell (GAL)
OLPS
OnLine Programming System
OLRT
OnLine Real-Time
OLS
Online Library System
OLTEP
OnLine Test Executive Program
OLTM
Optical Line Terminating Multiplexer, "O-LTM"
OLTP
OnLine Transaction Processing
OLWM
OpenLook Window Manager (OpenLook)
OM1
Open MPEG consortium 1 (org., MPEG), "OM-1"
OMA
Object Management Architecture (OMG)
OMC
Operation and Maintenance Center (PLMN, GSM)
OME
Open Messaging Environment (Novell)
OMF
Object Management Framework (DME)
OMF
Object Module Format (IBM, MS)
OMF
Open Media Framework (org.)
OMFI
Open Media Framework Interchange (OMF)
OMG
Object Management Group (IBM, HP, DEC, Tandem, Sun, org.)
OMI
Open Messaging Interface
OMISTN
Optical Mode Interface SuperTwisted Nematic (LCD), "OMI-STN"
OMN
Open Network Management
OMR
Optical Mark Reader (Fax)
OMR
Optical Mark Recognition
OMS
Object Management System
OMS
Open Music System (MIDI, Opcode Systems)
OMT
Object Management Technique (Westmount, CASE)
OMT
Object Modelling Technique (CASE)
ONA
Open Network Architecture
ONAC
Operations Network Administration Center
ONAL
Off Network Access Line
ONC
Open Network Computing (Sun)
ONCXDR
Open Network Computing eXternal Data Representation, "ONC XDR"
ONE
Open Network Environment (Netscape)
ONI
Operator Number Identification
ONMS
Open-Network Management System
OO
Object Orientated
OOA
Object Orientated [system] Analysis (OOP)
OOAD
Object Orientated Analysis and Design (OOP)
OOCTG
Object Orientated COBOL Task Group (CODASYL, org., OOP)
OOD
Object-Oriented Design
OODB
Object Oriented Data Base (OOP, DB)
OODBMS
Object Orientated Database Management System (DBMS, DB)
OODL
Object Orientated Dynamic Language (OOP)
OOF
Office of The Future (OA)
OOF
Out of Frame (DS3/E3)
OOL
Object-Oriented Language (OOP)
OOL
Open Objects Library (OS/2)
OOM
Object-Oriented Methodology (OOP)
OOP
Object Orientated Programming
OOPL
Object-Oriented Programming Language (OOP)
OOPS
Object Oriented Program Support (OOP)
OOPS
Object-Oriented Programming System (OOP)
OOPSLA
[conference on] Object Orientated Programming Systems, Languages and Applications (ACM, OOP, conference)
OOPSTAD
Object Orientated Programming for SmallTalk Application Development association (org., OOP)
OOS
Object-Oriented Systems
OOS
Out-Of-Sequence
OOSA
Object Orientated System Analysis (OOP)
OOSH
Object-Oriented SHell (OOP, Shell)
OOT
Object-Oriented Technology (OOP)
OPA
Open Publishing Architecture
OPAC
Online Public Access Catalogue (Internet)
OPC
OpenGL Performance Characterization [project group] (OpenGL, org.)
OPC
Optical Proximity Correction
OPC
Organic Photo Conductor
OPC
Overall Performance Category
OPCR
Original Program Clock Reference
OPDU
Operation Protocol Data Units
OPEN
Open Protocol Enhanced Networks
OPENGL
OPEN Graphics Language (OpenGL), "OpenGL"
OPENHCI
Open Host Controller Interface (USB), "OpenHCI"
OPI
Open Prepress Interface (DTP)
OPK
OEM Pre-installation Kit (MS, Windows, OEM)
OPL
Organizer Programming Language (Psion, PDA)
OPM
Operations-Per-Minute
OPS
Operations Per Second (CPU)
OPS
Oracle Parallel Server (Oracle)
OPSEC
Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity (org., manufacturer, IDS)
OPT
Open Protocol Technology
OQL
Object Query Language (ODMG)
OR
Originator / Recipient (X.400, MOTIS), "O/R"
ORAIS
Opportunities and Risks of Artificial Intelligent Systems (conference, GI)
ORB
Object Request Broker (OMA, OMG, CORBA, ORB)
ORCA
Online Resource Control Aid
ORDBMS
Object Relational Database Management System (DBMS, DB)
ORK
Office Resource Kit (MS, Windows)
ORM
Optical Remote Module
OROM
Optical Read Only Memory, "O-ROM"
ORS
Output Record Separator (AWK)
ORT
Ongoing Reliability Test
OS
Operating System
OS2
Operating System /2 (IBM, OS), "OS/2"
OS360
Operating System /360 (IBM, OS), "OS/360"
OS400
Operating System /400 (IBM, OS), "OS/400"
OS9
Operating System - 9 (Microware, OS), "OS-9"
OSA
Object System Adaptor (SOM)
OSA
Office Systems Administrator (OA)
OSA
Open Scripting Architecture (Apple, OS/2)
OSAC
Operator Services Assistance Center
OSAK
Open Systems Application Kernel
OSAM
Overflow Sequential Access Method
OSAR
Optical Storage and Retrieval
OSC
Ohio Supercomputer Center (org., USA)
OSCAR
OnScreen Configuration & Activity Reporting (Apex)
OSCRL
Operating System Command Response Language
OSD
OnScreen Display
OSD
Open Software Description [manifest / standard] (MS, Marimba, XML, DU, DUP, MSIE)
OSDS
Operating System for Distributed Switching
OSE
Open Software / System Environment
OSEIA
Open System Environment profile for Imminent Acquisitions (OSE), "OSE/IA"
OSF
Open Software Foundation (HP, DEC, IBM, org.)
OSF
Operations System Function (IN)
OSF
Oppose Sun Forever [ aka Open Software Foundation] (slang, org.)
OSF1
Open Software Foundation [system] /1 (OSF, OS, DEC), "OSF/1"
OSI
Open Systems Interconnection (ISO 9646-1)
OSICS
OSI Communication Systems (OSI)
OSID
Origination Signaling IDentifier
OSINLCP
[PPP] OSI Network Layer Control Protocol (OSI, PPP, RFC 1377)
OSIRM
Open Systems Interconnection/Reference Model (ISO), "OSI/RM"
OSKA
ObjektSchluesselKAtalog (ATKIS)
OSM
Operating system Service Module (I2O)
OSM
Optical Storage Manager (ARMS)
OSME
Open Systems Message Exchange
OSN
Office System Node (IBM, DIA, OA)
OSN
Open Systems Network
OSO
OverScan Operation (VXA, Streamer)
OSP
Optical Storage Processor
OSP
OrganisationStrukturPlan
OSPF
Open Shortest Path First [protocol / routing] (Internet, IGP, RFC 1583)
OSPM
Operating System directed Power Management
OSQL
Object-Structured Query Language (DB, SQL, OODBMS)
OSR
Optical Scanning Recognition
OSS
Operator Service System
OSTA
Optical Storage Technology Association (org.)
OSTC
Open System Test Consortium (org., OSTC)
OSTP
Office of Science and Technology Policy (org., USA)
OSVS2
(IBM, MVS), "OS/VS2"
OSWL2
OS-9 Windows / Level 2, "OSW/L2"
OSWS
Operating System Work Station
OT
Object Technology
OT
Off Topic (slang, Usenet)
OT
Open Transport (Apple)
OTA
Office of Technology Assessment (org., IBM, HP, AEG, AT&T, SNI, ...)
OTDR
Optical Time DOMAIN Reflectometer (cable)
OTM
Object Transaction Monitor (COM, MTS)
OTOH
On The Other Hand (slang, Usenet, IRC)
OTP
One Time Password
OTP
One Time Programmable [chip] (IC)
OTPPP
Open Transport/Point-to-Point Protocol (Apple, OT, PPP), "OT/PPP"
OTPROM
One Time Programmable Read Only Memory
OTS
Office TeleSystem (OA)
OU
Organizational Unit (MS, Windows NT, AD)
OUCL
Oxford University Computing Laboratory
OUG
Occam User Group (org., user group)
OUI
Organization Unique Identifier (IEEE)
OUI
Organizational Unit Identifier
OUTWATS
OUTward Wide Area Telephone Service
OVID
Object, View, and Interaction Design
OVST
OrtsVermittlungsSTelle (Telekom)
OWF
Object World Frankfurt (fair)
OWG
Optical WaveGuide (LWL)
OWL
Object Windows Library (Borland, API)
OWL
Open Windows Library (API)
OWORM
Optical Write Once Read Many, "O-WORM"

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P2P
Peer to Peer [net]
P3P
Platform for Privacy Preferences (WWW)
PA
Precision Architecture (HP)
PABX
Private Automatic Branch eXchange
PAC
Privilege Attribute Certificate (DCE)
PACE
Priority Access Control Enabled (3Com, ethernet)
PACER
Public Access to Court Electronic Records
PACS
Picture Archiving and Communications Systems
PACS
Public-Access Computing Systems
PACT
Partnership in Advanced Computing Technologies (org. UK)
PACT
Personal Air Communications Technology, "pACT"
PACT
Production Analyses Control Technique
PACX
Private Automatic Computer eXchange
PAD
Packet Assembling Disassembling (CCITT, X.3, X.28, X.29, PSDN)
PADS
Programmer's Advanced Debuging System
PAEB
Pan American EDIFACT Board (UN/EDIFACT)
PAEB
Pan American EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "PA/EB"
PAI
Process After Input (R/3)
PAL
Paradox Application Language (Borland, DB)
PAL
Phase Alternating Line
PAL
Privileged Architecture Library (DEC, Alpha)
PAL
Programmable Array Logic
PALCD
Plasma Addressable Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
PAM
Paging Area Memory
PAM
Pluggable Authentication Module (Linux, LISA)
PAM
Primary Access Method (BS2000)
PAM
Programmable Attribute Maps (DRAM, PCI)
PAM
Pulse Amplification Modulation
PAML
Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists (Internet, BBS)
PAN
Personal Account Number
PANDORA
Preserving and Accessing Networked Documentary Resources of Australia
PANIX
Public Access internet/uNIX [system] (Unix, Internet, network)
PAP
Password Authentication Protocol (RFC 1334)
PAP
Printer Access Protocol (AppleTalk)
PAP
ProgrammAblaufPlan (DIN 66001)
PAPI
PC voice API (API)
PAR
Positive Acknowledgement with Retransmission [protocols]
PAR
Project Authorization Request (IEEE)
PARC
Palo Alto Research Center (org., USA, Xerox)
PARLE
[conference on] Parallel ARchitecture and Languages Europe (ECRC, conference)
PARTS
Parts Assembly and Reuse Tool Set (Visual Smalltalk)
PAS
Publicly Available Specifications (ISO)
PAS2
Personal Application System /2 (IBM, DB2/2), "PAS/2"
PASC
Portable Application Standards Committee (org., IEEE)
PAT
Port and Address Translation (IOS, Cisco, LAN, IP)
PAX
Pixel Addressing eXtensions (Intel, RISC, CPU)
PAX
Portable Archive eXchange (SCO, Unix)
PAX
Private Automatic eXchange
PB
Pipeline Burst [cache]
PBC
Peripheral Bus Computer
PBE
Prompt By Example
PBI
Pacific Bell Internet (ISP)
PBI
Phone Based Interface
PBM
Play By Mail [game]
PBO
Process Before Output (R/3)
PBX
Private Branch eXchange (Nebenstellenanlage)
PC
Personal Computer
PC
Printed Circuit (IC)
PC
Priority Control
PC
Protocol Control
PC
Punched Card
PC97
Personal Computer 97 (MS), "PC 97"
PCA
Policy Certification Authority (DFN, PGP)
PCA
Power Calibration Area (CD)
PCAT
Personal Computer - Advanced Technology, "PC-AT"
PCB
Printed Circuit Board
PCB
Process Control Block (BS2000)
PCB
Protocol Control Block (TCP)
PCC
Portable C Compiler
PCCA
Personal Computer Communications Associations (org., USA)
PCD
Photo CD (Kodak, CD)
PCD
Process Control Device
PCDA
Program Controlled Data Acquisition
PCDOS
Personal Computer DOS (OS), "PC-DOS"
PCERT
Purdue Computer Emergency Response Team
PCF
Portable Compiled Font
PCH
Paging CHannel (GSM, CCCH)
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI
Protocol Control Information (OSI, ETSI)
PCIA
Personal Communications Industry Association (org., USA, SMS)
PCIC
PC card I/O Card (PCMCIA, I/O)
PCIPM
PCI Power Management [specification] (PCI), "PCI PM"
PCIS
Portable Common Interface Set
PCIXF
Personal Computer Integrated eXchange Format (OS/2), "PC/IXF"
PCL
Portable Common LOOPS (CLOS)
PCL
Printer Control Language (HP)
PCL
Programmable Command Language (CMU, DEC, TOPS)
PCM
Personal Computer Manufacturer
PCM
Physical Connection Management (FDDI, SMT)
PCM
Plug Compatible Machine
PCM
Pulse Coded Modulation
PCMCIA
People Can't Memorize Computer Industries Acronyms (slang)
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (org.)
PCMS
Project & Configuration Management System
PCMT
Personal Computer Message Terminal
PCN
Personal Communications Network
PCN
Public Communications Network (Mobile Systems)
PCNFS
Personal Computer Network File System
PCO
Point of Control and Observation (ISO 9646-1, IUT)
PCP
Printer Control Protocol
PCPC
Personal Computers Peripheral Corporation
PCR
Peak Cell Rate (UNI, ATM, SCR)
PCR
Processor Configuration Register (Motorola, CPU)
PCR
Program Clock Reference
PCRW
Phase Change ReWritable (DVD, EMCA), "PC-RW"
PCS
Personal Communication System (Sony, Panasonic, Motorola)
PCS
Personal Communications Services
PCS
Programmable Communications Subsystem
PCS
Punched Card System (PC)
PCSA
Personal Computing Systems Architecture [= Pathworks] (DEC, NOS)
PCSC
Personal Computer / Smard Card (PC, PCMCIA), "PC/SC"
PCSD
Printer Control Sequence Description
PCSI
Pacific Communication Sciences, Inc. (manufacturer)
PCT
Private Communication Technology (Internet, MS, Visa)
PCT
Probe Control Table (FFST/2)
PCTCP
Personal Computer/Transmission Control Protocol, "PC/TCP"
PCTE
Portable Common Tool Environment (CASE, ESPRIT)
PCTS
POSIX Compliance Test Suite (POSIX)
PCV
P-bit Coding Violation [error event] (DS3/E3)
PCV
Path Coding Violation [error event] (DS1/E1)
PCXT
Personal Computer - eXtended Technology, "PC-XT"
PD
Packetization Delay
PD
Plug & Display [standard] (LCD, VESA), "P&D"
PD
Public DOMAIN
PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
PDC
Power Disk Cartridge (ECMA)
PDC
Primary DOMAIN Controller (MS, Windows NT, BDC)
PDC
PROLOG Development Center (manufacturer, Denmark, PROLOG)
PDE
Partial Differential Equation
PDES
Product Data / Definition Exchange Standards (USA, STEP, CIM)
PDF
Portable Document Format (Adobe)
PDF
Program Development Facility (IBM)
PDH
Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (ATM)
PDI
Power and Data Interface
PDK
Peripheral Developers Kit (MS)
PDL
Page / Program Description / Design Language
PDL
PERL Data Language (PERL)
PDL
Program Development Language
PDLT
Process Dispatch Latency Time
PDM
Program Development Manager (IBM, ADT)
PDN
Programmer's Distribution Network (Fido)
PDN
Public Data Network (Mobile Systems)
PDO
Portable Distributed Objects (NeXT)
PDOS
Parallel and Distributed Operating System (OS, MIT)
PDP
Parallel Distributed Processing (AI)
PDP
Peripheral Data Processing
PDP
Plasma Display Panel
PDP
Programmable Data Processor (DEC)
PDQ
Parallel Data Query (Informix, DB)
PDS
Partitioned Data Set
PDS
Portable Display Shell (Shell)
PDS
Processor Direct Slot / Socket (Motorola, Apple)
PDS
Professional Development System (MS)
PDS
Public DOMAIN Software (PD)
PDSP
Peripheral Data Storage Processor
PDSS
Post Development and Software Support
PDT
Pacific Daylight Time [-0700] (TZ, PST, USA)
PDTR
Proposed Draft Technical Report
PDU
Packet Data Unit
PDU
Product Development Unit
PDU
Protocol Data Unit (OSI)
PDV
Photorealistic Data Visualization
PDV
ProzessDatenVerarbeitung
PE
Phase Encoding
PE
Portable eXecutable (Win32, Java)
PE
Processing Element (MPP)
PEA
Pocket Ethernet Adapter (LAN, ethernet)
PEARL
Process and Experiment Automation Realtime Language
PEBCAK
Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard (slang)
PEC
Program Execution Control (IBM, OS/2)
PEDS
Planning, programming, budget, and execution Electronic Delivery System
PEEK
Partners Early Experience Kit (Taligent)
PEL
Picture ELement
PEM
Privacy Enhanced Mail (PSRG, RFC 1421/1422/1423/1424)
PEN
Public Education Network
PEP
Packetized Ensemble Protocol (Telebit)
PEP
Personal Exam Prep (MS, ATEC)
PER
Packed Encoding Rules (ASN.1)
PER
Program Event Recording
PERL
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister (slang)
PERL
Practical Extraction and Report Language (PERL)
PERM
Pre-Embossed Rigid Magnetic (Sony, HDD)
PERMIS
PERManentes InventurabwicklungsSystem (MBAG)
PEROM
Programmable Erasable Read Only Memory (IC)
PERT
Program Evaluation / Evolution and Review Technique
PES
P-bit Errored Seconds (DS3/E3)
PES
Photo-Electric Scanning (DTP)
PES
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
PES
Proposed Encryption Standard (cryptography)
PEST
Parameter Estimation by Sequential Testing
PET
Personal Electronic Translator
PET
Print Enhancement Technology (Compaq)
PET
Progressive Educational Technology
PEX
PHIGS Extension for X (X-Windows, PHIGS)
PFA
Parameter Field Address (Forth)
PFA
Predictive Failure Analysis (HDD)
PFC
Power Factor Correction
PFC
Protocol Field Compression (PPP)
PFE
Page Fault Error (Windows, MS)
PFK
Program Function Key
PFM
Printer Font Metrics (Adobe)
PFPU
Processor Frame Power Unit
PFR
Portable Font Resource (Netscape)
PFWG
[WAI] Protocols and Formats Working Group (WAI)
PGA
Pin Grid Array (IC, CPU)
PGA
Professional Graphics Adapter (IBM)
PGC
Professional Graphics Controller
PGFNA
Prince George Free-Net Association (org., USA)
PGI
Parameter Group Identifier (SPDU)
PGML
Precision Graphics Markup Language (XML, IBM, Netscape, Sun, Adobe)
PGP
Pretty Good Privacy
PGS
Program Generation System
PHIGS
Programmer's Hierarchical Interactive Graphics System
PHIGSPLUS
PHIGS Plus Lumiere and Surfaces (PHIGS), "PHIGS-PLUS"
PHIPS
Professional High-Resolution Image Processing System (CA)
PHOTON
paneuropean PHOtonic Transport Overlay Network (ACTS)
PHP
PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP/FI, HTML, CGI, successorr)
PHPFI
Personal Home Page [construction kit]/Form Interpreter (HTML, CGI, PHP, Verlaeufer), "PHP/FI"
PHUN
Phreakers and Hackers Underground Network (network)
PHY
PHYsical Layer Control (FDDI)
PI
Placement and Interconnect [system] (VLSI, MIT)
PIA
Peripheral Interface Adapter
PIA
Plug-In Administrator
PIC
Personal Intelligent Communicator
PIC
Point in Call (IN)
PIC
Primary Independent Carrier
PIC
Priority Interrupt Controller (IC)
PIC
Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC)
PICG
PCTE Interface Control Group (org., PCTE)
PICS
Platform for Internet Content Selection (org., Internet)
PICS
Plug-in Inventory Control System
PICS
Protocol Implementation Conformance Statements
PICSDCPR
PICS Detailed Continuing Property Record, "PICS/DCPR"
PICU
Priority Interrupt Control Unit
PID
Process IDentification number (Unix)
PID
Protocol IDentifier [governing connection types]
PIE
Personal Interactive Electronics [division] (Apple)
PIG
Psion Interest Group (Psion)
PIIX
PCI IDE/ISA Xcelerator (Intel IC)
PIKT
Problem Informant/Killer Tool (GNU, Linux)
PIM
Parallel Inference Machine (FGCS, AI)
PIM
Personal Information Manager
PIM
Protocol Independent Multicast
PIMB
PCTE Interface Management Board (org., PCTE)
PIMF
Paar [kabel] In MetallFolie (VDE, STP), "PiMF"
PIMS
Project Information Management System
PIN
Personal Identification Number (banking, ICC)
PIN
Processor Independent Netware (Novell, HP, DEC, Apple, Sun)
PINE
Program for Internet News and Email / PINE Is No longer ELM
PINET
Physicians Information NETwork (network, USA)
PING
Packet InterNet Groper (ICMP, TCP/IP)
PINT
PSTN INTernet Interworking [group] (PSTN, IETF)
PIO
Parallel / Programmed Input/Output
PIOS
Personen, Institutionen, Objekte, Sachen (INPOL)
PIP
Packet Interface Port
PIP
Paper Impact Printing
PIP
Periphal Interchange Program
PIP
Peripheral Interchange Program
PIP
Personal Information Processor
PIP
Picture In Picture (Video)
PIP
Plug-In Protocol (ZOC)
PIPS
Parallel Information Processing System (GNU)
PIPS
Pattern Information Processing Systems
PIRA
Printing Industries Research Association (org.)
PISA
Portable InformationsSystem Architecture (DB, infodas, PISA)
PISABG
PISA/Business Graphics (PISA), "PISA/BG"
PISADB
PISA/Data Base (PISA, DB), "PISA/DB"
PISADD
PISA/Data Dictionary (PISA), "PISA/DD"
PISADK
PISA/ ??? (PISA), "PISA/DK"
PISAMP
PISA/Menue Processor (PISA), "PISA/MP"
PISANT
PISA/ ??? (PISA), "PISA/NT"
PISAPPS
PISA/ProduktionsPlanung und -Steuerungssystem (PISA), "PISA/PPS"
PISAQL
PISA/Query Language (PISA), "PISA/QL"
PISARG
PISA/Report Generator (PISA), "PISA/RG"
PISW
Process Interrupt Status Word (CPU, assembler)
PIT
Programmable Interval Timer
PITA
Pain In The Anatomy / As (slang, Usenet, IRC)
PIU
Path Information Unit (IBM, SNA)
PIU
Plug-In Unit
PIXEL
PIcture ELement
PIXIT
Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing
PK
Public Key (cryptography)
PKCS
Public Key Cryptography Standards (org., USA, cryptography)
PKI
Public Key Infrastructure (cryptography)
PKS
Polizeiliche KriminalStatistik (INPOL)
PKT
Partition Knowledge Table
PL
Physical Layer (ISO, OSI)
PL1
Programming Language no. 1 (DEC), "PL/1"
PLA
Programmable Logic Array
PLATO
Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations
PLB
Picture Level Benchmark (GPC)
PLBSI
Picture Level Benchmark Sample Implementation (GPC)
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller (IC)
PLCC
Plastic Leadless Chip Carrier
PLCP
Physical Layer Convergence Procedure / Protocol (UNI, DS-3)
PLD
Programmable Logic Device (IC)
PLDA
Private Loop Direct Attach
PLDM
Power Line Disturbance Monitor
PLIP
Parallel Line Internet Protocol (IP), "PL/IP"
PLL
Phase Locked Loop
PLM
Programming Language for Microcomputers
PLMN
Public Land Mobile Network (Mobile Systems, GSM)
PLOU
Physical Layer Overhead Unit (UNI), "PL-OU"
PLP
Packet Layer Protocol (X.25)
PLP
Party Line Protocol
PLP
Presentation Level Protocol
PLS
Personal Library Systems (manufacturer)
PLS
PhysicaL Signaling
PLS
Programmable Logic Sequencer
PLV
Presentation Level Video (DVI, Intel)
PM
Performance Management
PM
Peripheral Module
PM
Physical Medium
PM
Presentation Manager (OS/2)
PM
Protected Mode (Intel, CPU)
PMA
Physical Medium Attachment
PMA
Policy Management Architecture (Netmanage, Internet)
PMA
Program Memory Area (CD)
PMAC
Packet Media Access Control (FDDI), "P-MAC"
PMAC
Peripheral Module Access Controller
PMC
Pseudo-Machine Code
PMD
Physical layer, Medium Dependant [sub-layer] (FDDI, UNI)
PMDRAM
Page Mode Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC), "PM-DRAM"
PME
Pattern Matching Engine
PMJI
Pardon Me for Jumping In (slang)
PMMU
Paged Memory Management Unit
PMOS
Positive-channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC)
PMP
Point to MultiPoint (UNI)
PMP
Preventive Maintenance Package (AIX, IBM)
PMR
Poor Man's Routing
PMR
Problem Management Report (IBM)
PMS
Personal Mailing System
PMS
Processor Memory Switch
PMS
Project Management System
PMS
Public Message System
PMSP
Preliminary Message Security Protocol
PMU
PowerMeter Unit
PMW
Project Manager Workbench
PMX
Packet MultipleXer (MUX)
PMX
Presentation Manager for the X window system, "PM/X"
PNG
Portable Network Graphics [format] (RFC 2083)
PNNI
[phase 0] Public Network Node Interface [protocol] (ATM)
PNNI
Private Network to Network Interface (ATM), "P-NNI"
PNP
Plug 'N Play (PNP), "PnP"
PNPBIOS
Plug and Play Basic Input Output System (PNP, BIOS), "PnP BIOS"
PNPN
Positive Negative Positive Negative [devices]
PNS
PeaceNet Sweden (network)
PNW
Personal NetWare (Novell, Netware)
POACH
PC-On-A-Chip (PC)
POC
Proof of Concept
POCSAG
Post Office Code Standard Advisory Group (org., SMS)
POD
Plain Old Document [format]
POD
Print / Publishing On Demand, "PoD"
PODA
Piloting of ODA (ESPRIT, SNI, Bull, TITN, ICL, Olivetti, ODA)
PODA
Priority Orientated Demand Assignment (MAC, TDM)
POE
PowerOpen Association (Apple, IBM, Motorola, ..., org.)
POEM
Portable Object-orientated Entity Manager (SGML)
POEMS
Platinum Open Enterprise Management System
POEP
Primary Operand Execution Pipeline (Motorola, CPU), "pOEP"
POF
Plastic Optical Fiber (OWG)
POGO
Programmer-Oriented Graphics Operation
POH
Path OverHead (SONET)
POI
Path Overhead Indicator (SONET)
POI
Point Of Information
POI
Point Of Interaction (IN)
POL
Problem / Procedure / Process Oriented Language
PON
Passive Optical Network
POOL
Parallel Object Orientated Language (DOOM, OOP)
POP
Package for Online Programming
POP
Point Of Presence (Internet, ISP)
POP3
Post Office Protocol 3 (Internet, RFC 1939)
POR
Point Of Return (IN)
POR
Power-On Reset (BIOS)
POS
Primary Operating System (OS)
POS
Programmable Object Select
POSI
Promoting conference for OSI (Japan, org., conference)
POSIX
Portable Operating System for unIX (OS, IEEE 1003, ISO 9945, PASC, Unix)
POST
Power-On Self-Test
POSYBL
PrOgramming SYstem for distriButed appLications
POTS
Plain Old Telephone System (slang, Usenet, IRC)
POV
Persistence of Vision (raytracing)
POWER
Power Optimization With Enhanced RISC [chip] (IBM, Apple, Motorola)
PP
Physical Partition (LVM)
PP
Physical Plane (IN)
PP
Pre-Processor
PPA
Parallel Port Adapter
PPC
PowerPC (Apple)
PPC
Program to Program Communication (Apple)
PPDS
Personal Printer Data Stream
PPDU
Presentation Protocol Data Unit (PDU, OSI, ISO 8823, OSI/RM)
PPE
Packet Processing Engine (Hub)
PPGA
Plastic Pin Grid Array (CPU)
PPI
Parallel Port Interface
PPI
Pixels Per Inch
PPI
Programmable Peripheral Interface
PPID
Parent Process IDentification number (Unix)
PPL
Pcboard Programming Language (BBS)
PPL
Polymorphic Programming Language (Harvard, Xerox, PARC)
PPM
Pages Per Minute
PPM
Pulse Position Modulation (MMVF)
PPMS
Professional Productivity Management System
PPN
Project Programmer Number
PPN
Public Packet Switching
PPOP
Plain Paper Optimized Printing (Canon), "P-POP"
PPP
Point-to-Point Protocol (Internet, PPP, RFC 1171/1661)
PPPD
Point-to-Point Protocol Deamon (PPP)
PPPOE
Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet [protocol], "PPPoE"
PPS
Packets Per Second
PPS
Parallel Processing System
PPS
ProduktionsPlanung und -Steuerung
PPS
Public Packet Switching [network]
PPSN
Public Packet-Switched Network
PPSU
Personal Printer Spooling Utility
PPTP
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (MS, Ascend, IP)
PPU
Peripheral Processing Unit
PQET
Print Quality Enhancement Technology (Lexmark)
PQFP
Plastic Quad Flat Package (CPU)
PR
Packet Radio
PR
Pattern Recognition
PR
Pentium Rating (AMD)
PRACSA
Public Remote-Access Computer Standards Association (org., USA)
PRAM
Parameter Random Access Memory (RAM, IC, Apple), "P-RAM"
PRCS
Project Revision Control System (GNU)
PREP
PowerPC REferenz Plattform (IBM, Apple), "PReP"
PREPNET
Pennsylvania Research and Economic Partnership NETwork (network, USA), "PREPnet"
PRF
Problem Report Form (IBM)
PRI
Primary Rate Interface (ISDN)
PRIDE
PRofitable Information by DEsign (IRM)
PRISM
Parallel Reduced Instruction Set Multiprocessing
PRISM
PRogrammed Integrated System Maintenance
PRMD
PRivate Management DOMAIN (X.400, MHS)
PRML
Partial Response - Maximum Likelihood (HDD)
PRN
Pseudo Random Noise [code] (GPS)
PRNG
Pseudo Random Numer Generator
PRO
Precision RISC Organization (org.)
PROFIBUS
PROcess FIeld BUS
PROFS
PRofessional OFfice System (IBM, VM)
PROLOG
PROgramming in LOGic
PROM
Partial Read Only Memory, "P-ROM"
PROM
Programmable Read Only Memory
PROMATS
PROgrammable Magnetic Tape System
PROPAL
PROgrammed PAL
PROS
??? [protocol]
PROTEL
PRocedure Oriented Type Enforcing Language
PRPQ
Programming Request for Price Quotation
PRS
Pattern-Recognition System (PR)
PRT
Portable Remote Terminal
PRT
Program Reference Table
PRTM
Printing Response Time Monitor
PS
PostScript (Adobe)
PS
Power Supply
PS
Privilege Service (DCE)
PS
Process Status (Unix)
PS2
Personal System /2, "PS/2"
PSAP
Presentation Service Access Point (OSI, OSI/RM, SAP)
PSB
Program Specification Block
PSC
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (org., USA)
PSCNET
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center NETwork (network, USA), "PSCnet"
PSD
Printer Sharing Device
PSD
Programmer's Supplementary Documents (BSD, Unix)
PSDC
Public Switched Digital Capability
PSDN
Packet-Switching Data Network
PSDS
Public-Switched Digital Service
PSE
Packet Switch Exchange
PSE
Port Switched Ethernet (Bytex, VLAN, ethernet)
PSES
P-bit Severely Errored Seconds (DS3/E3)
PSF
Permanent Swap File
PSF
Print Services Facility (IBM)
PSI
Performance Systems International, inc.
PSID
Presentation Space IDentifier (IBM)
PSIPU
PostScript - Intelligent Processing Unit (Canon, Adobe, CLC), "PS-IPU"
PSIU
Packet Switch Interface Unit
PSK
Phase Shift Keying (DFUE)
PSL
PD Service Lage (Haendler)
PSL
Public Software Library
PSM
Persistent Stored Modules (SQL)
PSM
Personal Software Marketing (IBM)
PSN
Packet / Public Switched Network
PSN
Packet Switch Node (ARPANET, MILNET)
PSOM
Persistency framework in SOMobjects (IBM, DSOM)
PSP
Personal Software Products (IBM)
PSP
Program Segment Prefix (DOS)
PSP
ProjektStrukturPlan
PSPDN
Packet Switched Public Data Network (IN)
PSR
Phase Shift Register
PSR
Program Support Representative
PSRG
Privacy and Security Research Group (IRTF)
PSRO
Professional Standards Review Organization
PSS
Packet Switch Services / Stream
PST
Pacific Standard Time [-0800] (TZ, PDT, USA)
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network (IN)
PSU
Portable Storage Unit
PSU
Primary Sampling Unit
PSU
Program Storage Unit
PSW
Program Status Word
PT
Payload Type (ATM)
PTAL
Payment Transaction Application Layer (Internet, banking)
PTAT
Private Trans-Atlantic Telecommunications
PTB
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (org.)
PTC
Pacific Telecommunications Council (org.)
PTC
Parallel Test Component (ISO 9646-3, TTCN)
PTD
Parallel Transfer Disk / Drive
PTE
Packet Transport Equipment
PTE
Path Terminating Equipment (SONET)
PTF
Program Temporary Fix (IBM)
PTH
Plated-Through-Hole
PTI
Payload Type Identifier (ATM, PT)
PTM
Packet Transfer Mode (ATM)
PTMSC
Point-To-Multipoint Service Center (GPRS), "PTM-SC"
PTO
Patent and Trademark Office (org., USA)
PTOCA
Presentation Text Object Content Architecture (IBM, MO:DCA)
PTP
Paper Tape Punch
PTR
Paper Tape Reader
PTT
Postes, Telegraphe et Telephone (org., Switzerland)
PTTP
Point-to-PoinT Tunneling Protocol
PTW
Primary Translation Word
PTY
Pseudo-Terminal driver
PU
Physical Unit (NAU)
PU
Power Unit
PU
Processing Unit
PUA
Profiling User Agent
PUB
Physical Unit Block
PUC
Peripheral Unit Controller
PUC
Public Utilities Commission
PUCP
Physical Unit Control Point (IBM, SNA)
PUFFT
Purdue University Fast FORTRAN compiler (FORTRAN)
PUID
Physical Unit IDentifier (IBM)
PUMA
Power User's Macintosh Association (org., Apple)
PUMA
Processor Upgradable Modular Architecture
PUMA
Programmable Universal Micro Accelerator
PUMS
Physical Unit Management Services
PUP
PARC Universal packet Protocol
PURL
Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (URL, WWW)
PUT
Program Update Tape
PV
Physical Volume (LVM, HDD)
PVC
Permanent Virtual Circuit (SVC)
PVC
Permanent Virtual Circuit / Channel / Connection (ATM)
PVCC
Permanent Virtual Channel Connection (ATM)
PVCS
Polytron Version Control System
PVD
Primary Volume Descriptor (CD, IS 9660)
PVITL
Program-Variation-In-The-Large (SCM)
PVITS
Program-Variation-In-The-Small (SCM)
PVM
Parallel Virtual Machine
PVN
Private Virtual Network
PVP
Packet Video Protocol
PVPC
Permanent Virtual Path Connection (ATM)
PWB
Printer Wire Board
PWB
Programmers Work Bench (MS)
PWD
Print Working Directory (Unix)
PWM
Pulse Width Modulation (DVD)
PWN
Peacenet World News
PWSCS
Programmable WorkStation Communication Services
PWV
Pulse-Wave Velocity
PXE
Preboot eXecution Environment (Intel)
PY
Person Years
PZDF
Phil Zimmermann Defense Fund (PGP)
PZE
???

-- Q ---

QA
Quality Assurance
QA
Question & Answers, "Q&A"
QA
Quick Arbitration (HD)
QAM
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QAP
Quality-Assurance Program (QA)
QAPI
Quality-Assurance Program Inspections (QA)
QAPI
Queue Application Program Interface (SAP, API)
QAPP
Quality-Assurance Program Plan (QA)
QAS
Quasi-Associated Signaling
QBASIC
Quick Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC, DOS)
QBBS
Quick Bulletin Board System (BBS)
QBE
Query By Example (DB)
QBF
Query By Forms (DB)
QBIC
Query By Image Content (IBM)
QCB
Queue Control Block
QCDP
Quality Color Dithering Modus
QCIF
Quarter Common Interchange Format
QD
Queueing Delay
QDL
Quadri Data Layer [CD] (CD)
QDOS
Quick and Dirty Operating System (OS)
QEMM
Quarterdeck Expanded Memory Manager (EMM, Quarterdeck)
QF
Query Filter (DB)
QFA
Quick File Access
QFE
Quick Fix Engineering (MS)
QFP
Quad Flat Pack
QIC
Quarter Inch Committee (org., Streamer)
QICSC
Quarter Inch Cartridge Standards Committee (QIC)
QICW
Quarter Inch Cartridge Wide (QIC)
QIS
Quality Information System
QL
Query Language
QLD
Queuing Literature Database (DB)
QLI
Query Language Interpreter
QLLC
Qualified Logical Link Control [protocol] (IBM)
QMC
Quine McCluskey approach
QMF
Query Management Facility (IBM)
QMR
Quarterly Maintenance Releases (Lotus)
QMS
Queue Management Service (Netware)
QOS
Quality Of Service (ATM, CLR, CTD, CDV), "QoS"
QPA
Quality Program Analysis
QPS
Quark Publishing System (DTP)
QPSK
Quadri Phase Shift Keying [modulation]
QPSX
Queue Packet and Synchronous circuit Exchange
QPU
Quick Pascal Units (MS)
QSAM
Queued Sequential Access Method
QTAM
Queued Terminal Access Method
QUEX
Query Update by EXample
QUICC
QUad Integrated Communications Controller (Motorola)
QUIP
QUad In-line Package
QUIPS
QUality Improvements Per Second
QXGA
??? Graphics Array [2048 x 1536]
QXI
Queue eXecutive Interface

-- R ---

RA
Remote Access (BBS)
RACE
Research and technology development in Advanced Communications technologies in Europe (Europe, predecessor, CORDIS)
RACF
Resource Access Control Facility (IBM)
RACH
Random Access CHannel (GSM, CCCH)
RAD
Rapid Access Disk
RAD
Rapid Application Development [toolkit] (Delphi, Borland)
RAD
Research And Development [data communications] (manufacturer)
RADIUS
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RFC 2138)
RADSL
Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
RAI
Remote Alarm Indication (DS3/E3)
RAID
Redundant Array of Independent / Inexpensive Disks (HDD, RAID)
RAIR
Random Access Information Retrieval
RAL
ReichsAusschuss fuer Lieferbedingungen (IEC 12119)
RAL
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (org., UK)
RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
RAMDAC
Random Access Memory Digital to Analog Converter (RAM)
RAMIS
Rapid Access Management Information System
RAMP
Remote Access Maintenance Protocol
RAMS
Record Archival Management System
RAND
Rural Area Network Design
RAP
[internet] Route Access Protocol (RFC 1476, Internet)
RAP
Remote Access Point
RAPID
Resource And Performance Interactive Display system
RAPS
Real Application on Parallel Systems
RARE
Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne (org.)
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (Internet, RFC 903)
RAS
Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (IBM)
RAS
Remote Access Software
RAS
Row Address Strobe (IC, DRAM)
RATP
Reliable Asynchronous Transfer Protocol (RFC 916)
RATS
Radio-Amateur Telecommunications Society (org., USA)
RAVE
Relational Advanced Visual Environment
RBA
Relative Byte Address
RBBS
Remote Bulletin Board System (BBS)
RBF
Random Block Filemanager (OS-9)
RBH
Remote Bridge Hub
RBMS
Remote Bridge Management Software
RBOC
Regional Bell Operating Company (USA)
RC
Reconfigurable Computer / Computing (RL)
RC
Region Co-ordinator (FidoNet)
RC
Release Candidate (MS)
RC
Return Code
RC
Routing Control
RC24
Ron's Code 2/4 (cryptography), "RC2/4"
RC5
Rivest Cipher 5 (RFC 2040, cryptography)
RCAS
Reserve Component Automation System
RCC
Radio Common Carrier
RCC
Regional Control Center
RCC
Remote Cluster Controller
RCC
Routing Control Center
RCD
Receiver-Carrier Detector
RCE
Resident Command Extension (DOS)
RCF
Reader's Comment Form (IBM)
RCF
Remote Call-Forwarding
RCGI
Remote Common Gateway Interface (CGI, WWW, Novell)
RCL
Runtime Control Library
RCM
Remote Carrier Module
RCP
Remote Copy Program
RCS
Reloadable Control Storage
RCS
Remote Connection Service (IBM, OS/2, LAN)
RCS
Resource Construction Set
RCS
Revision Control System (Unix, CM, GNU)
RCTC
Rewritable Consumer Time Code (Video)
RCTL
Resistor-Capacitor-Transistor Logic
RD
Receive Data (MODEM)
RD
Recursive Design (CASE)
RD
Remove Directory (DOS, OS/2)
RD
Research and Development, "R&D"
RD
Route Descriptor
RDA
Remote Database Access (ISO, OSI)
RDB
Receive Data Buffer
RDB
Relational DataBase (DB)
RDB
Rigid Disk Block (Amiga, Commodore)
RDBMS
Relational DataBase Management System (DBMS, DB)
RDBMSMIB
Relational DataBase Management System - Management Information Base (DB), "RDBMS-MIB"
RDC
Remote Data Connector
RDD
Random Digital Dial
RDD
Replaceable Database Driver (Clipper, CA-VO, DB)
RDE
Received Data Enable
RDES
Remote Data Entry System
RDF
Rate Decrease Factor
RDF
Record Definition Field
RDF
Resource Description Framework (IBM, Netscape, MS, ..., WWW)
RDI
Remote Defect Identification / Indicator (UNI)
RDL
Relational Database Language (DB)
RDL
Remote Digital Loopback
RDLAP
Radio Data Link Access Protocol (MODACOM), "RD-LAP"
RDM
Relational Data Modeler
RDM
Reliably Delivered Message
RDN
Relative Distinguished Name (X.500)
RDNCRC
Research Data Network Cooperative Research Centre (org., Australia)
RDO
Remote Data Objects (DB)
RDP
Reliable Datagram Protocol
RDP
Remote Desktop Protocol (MS)
RDR
Request Data with Reply (Feldbus)
RDRAM
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, IC, Rambus)
RDRN
Rapidly Deployable Radio Networks (USA, Uni Kansas)
RDS
Radio Digital System
RDS
Rapid Development System (DB, Informix)
RDS
Remote Data Services
RDSN
Region Digital Switched Network
RDT
Radio Digital Terminal
RDT
Restricted Data Transmissions
RE
Research and Engineering, "R&E"
REACH
Research and Educational Applications of Computers in the Humanities
READ
Relative Element Address Designate (cryptography)
REGEX
REGular EXpressions (GREP, EMACS, ...)
REGIS
REmote Graphics Instruction Set
REM
Remote Equipment Module
REM
Ring Error Monitor
REMIS
Real Estate Management Information System
REMOS
Resources Management On-Line System
RES
Remote Entry Services
RESTENA
RESeau Teleinformatique de l'Education NAtionale et de la recherce (network, Luxembourg)
RET
Report Engine Technology (CA, DB)
RET
Resolution Enhancement Technology (HP), "REt"
RETM
Rare Earth / Transition Metal (MO), "RE/TM"
REXX
Restructured EXtended eXecutor [language] (IBM, SAA)
RF
Radio Frequency (Mobile Systems)
RFA
Request for Assistance (Internet)
RFB
Remote FrameBuffer [protocol]
RFC
Remote Function Call (SAP, CPIC)
RFC
Request For Comments (Internet, RFC)
RFD
Ready-For-Data
RFD
Report Fragmentation Done [bit] (CATNIP)
RFD
Request For Discussion (Internet, Usenet), "RfD"
RFE
Request For Enhancement (Internet)
RFI
Radio Frequency Interference
RFI
Request For Information (Internet)
RFIC
Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (IC)
RFID
Radio Frequency IDentification (ANSI, NCITS)
RFMS
Remote File Management System
RFNM
Request For Next Message (IMP)
RFP
Request For Proposal (Internet)
RFS
Remote File Sharing (AT&T, Unix)
RFS
Remote File System
RFT
Request For Technology (OSF)
RFT
Revisable Form Text
RFTS
Remote File Transfer System (DDVS)
RGB
Rot Gruen Blau / Red Green Blue (color system, DTP)
RGP
Raster Graphics Processor
RGP
Remote Graphics Processor
RH
Request Header
RI
Ring Indicator (RS-232, MODEM)
RI
Routing Information
RIACS
Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (org.)
RID
Relative IDentifier
RIDE
Research Issues in Data Engineering (IEEE-CS)
RIE
Reactive Ion Etching (IC)
RIF
Routing Information Field (Token Ring)
RIFF
Resource Interchange File Format (MS, IBM, MM)
RIFF
Resource Interchange File Format (MS, MM)
RIG
Related Interest Group
RII
Routing Information Indicator
RIM
Remote Installation and Maintenance
RIME
Relaynet International Message Exchange
RIMM
Rambus Inline Memory Module (Rambus, IC)
RIO
Redistributed Internet Objects (S3, VRML, Internet)
RIP
Raster Image Processor (DTP)
RIP
Remote Imaging Protocol (BBS)
RIP
Routing Information Protocol (BSD, IGP, RFC 1721, IP)
RIPE
Reseaux IP Europeenne (Europenet)
RIPL
Remote Initial Program Load (IBM)
RIPNG
Routing Information Protocol Next Generation (RIP, IPV6, RFC 2080), "RIPng"
RIPS
Raster Image Processing Systems corporation (manufacturer)
RIS
Remote Installation Service
RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Code (CPU)
RISC
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (org., Austria)
RISCOS
RISC Operating System (MIPS, Acorn, OS), "RISC OS"
RISLU
Remote Integrated Services Line Unit
RITECH
Resolution Improvement TECHnology (Epson)
RITSEC
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center
RJE
Remote Job Entry (IBM, Internet, RFC 407)
RJEF
Remote Job Entry Function
RJP
Remote Job Processing
RKRM
ROM Kernel Reference Manual (Amiga, Commodore)
RL
Reconfigurable Logic (RL)
RLC
Radio Link Control (GPRS)
RLE
Run-Length Encoded
RLIN
Research Libraries Information Network (network)
RLL
Run Length Limited [encoding]
RLN
Remote LAN Nodes (LAN)
RLP
Radio Link Protocol (GSM)
RLP
Resource Location Protocol (Internet, RFC 887)
RLS
Received Line Signal
RLSD
RLSD
Received Line Signal Detector
RLT
Remote Line Test
RLT
Remote Line Test
RLV
RingLeitungsVerteiler
RM
Resource Management
RMAS
Remote Memory Administration System
RMATS
Remote Maintenance Administration and Traffic
RMF
Resource Measurement Facility (IBM, MVS)
RMI
Remote Method Invocation (Java, API)
RMM
Ring Management Module (Token Ring)
RMON
Remote MONitoring
RMOS
Realtime Multitasking Operating System (SNI, OS)
RMS
??? [bus]
RMS
Reason Maintenance System (AI)
RMS
Richard Matthew Stallman (FSF, EMACS)
RMT
Raw Magnetic Tape (Unix)
RMT
Rexxware Migration Tool (Simware, REXX)
RMT
Ring ManagemenT (FDDI, SMT)
RNA
Remote Network Access
RND
RAD Network Devices (RAD, manufacturer)
RNI
Raw Native Interface (MS, Java)
RNOC
Regional Network Operations Center
RNR
Receive Not Ready (LAPB)
RNUI
Remote Network User Identification (Datex-P)
RO
Read-Only (I/O)
ROAMS
Reusable Object Access and Management System
ROC
RAID On a Chip (RAID)
ROD
Rewritable Optical Disk (OD)
ROLAP
Relational OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP, DB)
ROLC
Routing Over Large Clouds
ROM
Read Only Memory
ROMBIOS
Read-Only Memory - Basic Input Output System (ROM, BIOS), "ROM-BIOS"
ROMC
Required Operational Messaging Characteristics
ROP
Remote Operations Service (IBM, OS/2)
ROS
Read-Only Storage
ROS
Resident Operating System (OS)
ROSE
Remote Operations Service Element (OSI, RPC)
ROTFL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing (slang, Usenet, IRC)
ROTFLBTC
Rolling On The Floor Laughing and Biting The Carpet (slang, Usenet, IRC)
ROTFLMAO
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off (slang, Usenet, IRC)
RP
Relay Party (IRC)
RPA
Remote Phrase Authentication
RPC
Remote Procedure Call (Sun, Xerox, OSF, ECMA, RFC 1831)
RPC2
Region code Playback Control phase 2 (DVD), "RPC-2"
RPCL
Remote Procedure Call Language (ONC, Sun)
RPE
Remote Peripheral Equipment
RPELTP
Regular Pulse Excitation with Long-Term Prediction [loop] (LPC), "RPE-LTP"
RPG
Report Program Generator
RPL
Remote Program Load
RPL
Requested Privilege Level
RPL
Resident Programming Language
RPM
Radio Packet Modem (Motorola)
RPM
Redhat Package Manager (Linux)
RPM
Remote Port Module (Ascend)
RPN
Reverse Polish Notation
RPP
Relative Processor Performance (CPU, Cray)
RPS
Realtime Programming System
RQBE
Relational Query By Example (DB, QBE)
RR
Radio Resource management (MM, CM, GSM)
RRAS
Routing and Remote Access Service (MS, Windows NT)
RRCM
Reservation Request Control Mechanism (DQDB)
RRDS
Relative Record Data Set (VSAM)
RRIP
Rock Ridge Interchange Protocol (CD, Unix)
RRZE
Regionales RechenZentrum Erlangen (org.)
RRZN
Regionales RechenZentrum fuer Niedersachsen (org.)
RS
Recommended Standard
RS
Registry Service (DCE)
RSA
Random Scheduling Algorithm [protocol]
RSA
Reference System Architecture
RSA
Reusable Software Assets
RSA
Rivest, Shamir and Adleman (cryptography, RSA)
RSAC
Recreational Software Advisory Council (org.)
RSAP
Remote Service Access Point (SAP)
RSAT
Reliability and System Architecture Testing
RSCS
Remote Source Control System
RSCS
Remote Spooling Communications Subsystem (IBM, VM, NJE)
RSE
Removable Storage Elements
RSE
Research and Systems Engineering
RSF
Remote Support Facility
RSH
Remote SHell (Unix, BSD, Shell)
RSH
Restricted SHell (Unix, Shell)
RSI
Repetitive Strain Injury
RSIS
Relocateable Screen Interface Specification
RSLM
Remote Subscriber Line Module
RSM
Remote Switching Module
RSN
Real Soon Now (slang)
RSP
Reality Signal Processor (Nintendo)
RSPC
Reed Solomon Product Code (SDD), "RS-PC"
RSSCP
Remote System Services Control Point (SSCP)
RSTS
Resource Sharing Time Sharing (DEC)
RSTSE
Resource System Time Sharing/Enhanced (DEC), "RSTS/E"
RSU
Remote Software Update (IBDM, OS/2, ...)
RSU
Remote Switching Unit
RSVP
Resource reSerVation Protocol (IP)
RSX
Realistic Sound eXperience (Intel, audio)
RSX11D
Resource Sharing eXecutive - 11D (DEC), "RSX-11D"
RSX11M
Resource Sharing eXecutive - 11M (DEC), "RSX-11M"
RSX3D
Realistic Sound eXperience - 3D (Intel, Audio, VRML), "RSX-3D"
RT
Register Transfer
RT
Remote Terminal
RT
Research and Technology, "R&T"
RT
Routing Type
RTA
Rapid Thermal Annealling (IC, MOSFET)
RTA
Real-Time Accelerator
RTAM
Remote Teleprocessing Access Method
RTB
Read Tape Binary
RTBM
Real Time Bit Mapping
RTC
Real Time Clock
RTC
Real-Time Command
RTCS
Real Time Computer System
RTCU
Real Time Control Unit
RTD
Real Time Display
RTDAT
RealTime Deformation And Tessellation [engine] (3D, Shiny), "RT-DAT"
RTDHS
Real Time Data Handling System
RTE
Real Time Execution
RTE
Remote Terminal Emulation
RTE
Run Time Environment
RTF
Rich Text Format
RTFF
Read The Fucking FAQ (slang, Usenet)
RTFM
Read The Fucking Manual (slang, Usenet, IRC)
RTG
Real Time Geometry (manufacturer)
RTG
Routing Table Generator
RTI
ReTurn from Interrupt
RTL
Real Time Language
RTL
Register Transfer Language (GCC)
RTL
Resistor-Transistor Logic
RTL
RunTime Library
RTM
Registered Transfer Module
RTM
Release To Manufacture / Market
RTM
Remote Test Module
RTMP
Routing Table Maintenance Protocol (AppleTalk)
RTOSUH
Real Time Operating System - Universitaet Hannover (OS), "RTOS-UH"
RTP
Real Time Protocol (Internet, RFC 1889/1890)
RTS
Real Time System
RTS
Reliable Transfer Service (OSI)
RTS
Request To Send (MODEM, RS-232)
RTS
Residual Time Stamp
RTSE
Reliable Transfer Service Element (OSI)
RTSM
RealTime System Manager
RTSP
Real Time Streaming Protocol (TV, WWW)
RTT
Round-Trip Time
RTTI
Run-Time Type Identification (ANSI)
RTTY
Radio Tele TYpe
RTU
Real Time Unix (Unix)
RTV
Real Time Video
RTVBR
RealTime Variable Bit Rate (VBR, ATM), "rt-VBR"
RUA
Remote User Agent
RUAC
Remote User Access Centers
RUI
Reality User Interface
RUOW
Remote Unit Of Work (DRDA, IBM), "RUoW"
RUS
Rechenzentrum der Universitaet Stuttgart (org., Uni Stuttgart, Germany)
RVD
Remote Virtual Disk
RW
Read/Write (I/O), "R/W"
RWCP
Real World Computing Partnership (org., Japan)
RWS
Remote WinSock (Windows, TCP/IP)
RZ
RechenZentrum
RZ
Return-to-Zero [recording]
RZG
RechenZentrum Garching

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SA
Source [MAC] Address (SNA, Token Ring, ATM, FDDI, ...)
SA
Storage Array
SA
Structured Analysis / Strukturierte Analyse (CASE)
SA
System Administrator
SA
Systems Analyst
SAA
Standard Application Architecture (IBM)
SAA
Standards Association of Australia (org., Australia)
SAAL
Signalling ATM Adaptation Layer (ATM)
SABB
Storage Array Building Block
SABM
Set Asynchronous Balanced Mode (LABM, LAPB, HDLC)
SABME
Set Asynchronous Balanced Mode Extension (SABM)
SAC
Service / Special Area Code
SAC
Single Attachment Concentrator (FDDI)
SAC
Strict Avalanche Criterion (cryptography)
SACCH
Slow Associated Control CHannel (GSM, DCCH)
SACT
SPARC Application Conformance Test (SI, SPARC)
SAD
Serial Analog Delay
SADF
Semi-Automatic Document Feeder
SADT
Structured Analysis and Design Techniques (SA)
SAF
Service Access Facilities (Unix)
SAFE
Security And Freedom through Encryption [law] (USA, cryptography)
SAFTE
SCSI Accessed Fault-Tolerant Enclose (SCSI, RAID, Intel, NStor), "SAF-TE"
SAG
SQL Access Group (org., manufacturer, DB)
SAGE
Software Aided Group Environment (GSS, NUS)
SAHF
Store AH Into Flags (assembler)
SAIL
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory [language] (USA)
SAL
Security Access List
SAL
Semware Applications Language (Semware)
SAL
Symbolic Assembly Language (assembler)
SALT
Script Application Language for Telix
SALT
Suse Advanced Linux Technology (Suse, Linux)
SALU
Structured Assembly Language Utilities
SAM
SCSI-3 Architecture Model
SAM
Security Accounts Manager
SAM
Sequential Access Mode / Method
SAM
Sort and Merge
SAM
Symantec Anti-Virus For Macintosh (Apple)
SAM
System Activity Monitor
SAMI
Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (MS)
SAN
Schulen ans Netz [e.v.] (org.)
SAN
Storage Area Networks
SANE
Scanner Access Easy Now (Open Source)
SANE
Standard Apple Numeric Environment (Apple)
SANET
Slowak Academic NETwork (org., Network)
SAO
Source Address Omitted [flag] (CATNIP)
SAP
Service Access Point (OSI)
SAP
Service Advertising Protocol (Novell, Netware, IPX)
SAP
Symbolic Assembler Program (IBM, IBM 704)
SAP
SystemAnalyse und Programmentwicklung (manufacturer, predecessor)
SAP
Systems, Applications and Products [in data processing] [ag] (manufacturer)
SAR
Segmentation And Reassembly
SAR
Store Address Register
SARAH
Standard Automated Remote-to-AUTODIN Host (AUTODIN, mil.)
SARPDU
Segmentation And Reassembly Protocol Data Unit (ATM, PDU), "SAR PDU"
SART
Structured Analysis / Real Time (SA, CASE), "SA/RT"
SARTS
Switched Access Remote Test System
SAS
Session Active Screen (IBM)
SAS
Simulation Automation System
SAS
Single Attachment Station (FDDI)
SAS
Statistical Analysis System
SASE
Specific Application Service Element (ISO, OSI, CASE)
SASI
Shugart Associates System Interface
SAST
South Australia Standard Time [+0930] (TZ)
SAT
Standard AUTODIN Terminal (AUTODIN, mil.)
SATAN
Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (Internet)
SATCOM
SATellite COMmunications
SATF
Shared Access Transport Facility
SAU
Secure Access Unit
SAX
SUSE Advanced X configuration (SUSE, Linux)
SB
Sound Blaster [audio card] (audio)
SBA
SideBand Address [port / bus] (AGP)
SBA
Standards-Based Architectures
SBA
Synchronous Bandwidth Allocation (SMT, FDDI)
SBA
System For Business Automation
SBC
SCSI Block Commands (SAM)
SBC
Single Board Computer
SBC
Small Business Computer
SBCCS
Single Byte Command Code Set [protocol]
SBCS
Single Byte Character Set (ASCII, DBCS)
SBF
Sequential Block Filemanager (OS-9)
SBH
Secure Backbone Hub (Accton)
SBI
Storage Bus Interconnect
SBI
Synchronous Bus Interface
SBIS
Sustaining Base Information System
SBL
Super BASIC Language (BASIC)
SBLC
Sustaining Base Level Computer
SBMS
Southwestern Bell Mobile Service
SBP
SCSI-3 serial Bus Protocol (SAM)
SBS
Small Business Server
SBUS
Sun [i/o interface] BUS (Sun, SPARC), "SBus"
SC
SubCommittee (ISO, TC, IEC, ...)
SCA
Scalable Cooperative Architecture
SCA
Software Corporation of America (manufacturer, USA)
SCA
Synchronous Clock Adjustment
SCAF
Service Control Agent Function (IN)
SCAI
Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (conference, FAIS, AI)
SCAM
SCSI Configured AutoMatically (SCSI)
SCAMC
Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (conference)
SCAN
Switched-Circuit Automatic Network
SCB
Subsystem Control Block (OS/2, IBM)
SCC
SCSI Controller Commands (SAM)
SCC
Serial Communication Controller
SCC
Serial Controller-Chip (IC)
SCC
Softarc Certified Consulter (SoftArc)
SCC
Specialized Common Carrier
SCC
Standards Council of Canada (org., Canada)
SCC
Storage Connecting Circuit
SCCP
Signaling Connection Control Part (MSC, GSM)
SCCS
Source Code Control System (Unix, AT&T, CM)
SCCS
Specialized Common Carrier Service
SCCS
Switching Control Center System
SCD
SPARC Compliance Definition (SI, SPARC)
SCDE
Significant CALS Data Elements
SCDMS
Society for Clinical Data Management Systems (org., USA)
SCE
Structure Chart Editor
SCEF
Service Creation Environment Function (IN)
SCEIO
Societe Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Intelligence par Ordinateur (org., Canada, AI)
SCF
Selective Call-Forwarding
SCF
Sequential Character Filemanager (OS-9)
SCF
Service Control Function (IN)
SCG
Security Classification Guide
SCH
Synchronization CHannel (GSM)
SCI
Scalable Coherent Interface (ANSI)
SCID
Service Channel IDentifier
SCIT
Semi-Conductor and Interconnect Technologies
SCL
System Control Language
SCM
Segment Control Module
SCM
Service Control Manager (Windows NT)
SCM
Small Core Memory
SCM
Software Configuration Management
SCMP
Stream Control Message Protocol (ST2)
SCMS
??? [scrambling] (DAT)
SCN
Specifications Change Notice
SCNR
Sorry, Could Not Resist (slang, Usenet)
SCO
Santa Cruz Operation (manufacturer, Unix)
SCOOPS
SCheme Object Oriented Programming System (OOP)
SCOPE
SCalable Object Processing Environment (Creamware)
SCOPE
Simple COmmunications Programming Environment (DFUE)
SCP
Secondary Communications Processors
SCP
Service Control Point (OSI)
SCP
Standard Configuration Profile (MODEM)
SCP
System Control Program
SCPC
Single Channel Per Carrier
SCR
Selective Call Rejection
SCR
Sustainable Cell Rate (UNI, ATM, VBR)
SCRI
Supercomputer Computations Research Institute (org., USA, HPC)
SCS
[systimax] Structured Cabling System (AT&T)
SCS
Silicon Controlled Switch
SCS
Singapore Computer Society (org., Singapur)
SCS
Small Computer System
SCS
SNA Character String (IBM)
SCS
Switch Control Software (ForeRunner, ATM)
SCSA
Signal Computing System Architecture
SCSA
Sun Common SCSI Architecture (Sun)
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI)
SCSL
Sun Community Source License (Sun)
SCSU
Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode (Unicode)
SCT
Subroutine Call Table
SCTS
Secondary Clear to Send
SCU
Selector Control Unit
SCU
System Control Unit (CPU, POWER)
SCX
Specialized Communications eXchange
SD
Starting Delimiter (FDDI, Token Ring)
SD
Structured Design (CASE)
SD
Super Density [disk] (CD, Toshiba, Time Warner)
SDA
Screen Design Aid (IBM, ADT)
SDA
Shared Data Architecture
SDA
Software Design Automation
SDA
Source Data Automation
SDA
Swappable Data Area (DOS)
SDA
System Display Architecture
SDAV
Systems Design Automation Vendor
SDC
Sample Data Collection
SDC
Software Development Control [system] (CMU, CM)
SDC
Software Distribution Center
SDCCH
Stand-alone Dedicated Control CHannel (GSM, DCCH)
SDCD
Secondary Data Carrier Detect
SDD
Software Design Document
SDD
Super Density Disk (Toshiba, Time Warner, ...)
SDDAS
Southwest research Data Display and Analysis System
SDDI
Shielded Distributed Data Interface (FDDI, STP)
SDE
Software Development Environment
SDF
Screen Definition Facility
SDF
Standard Data Format
SDF
System Dialog Facility (BS2000)
SDH
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (FDDI, ATM)
SDI
Single Document Interface
SDI
Source Data Information
SDI
Standard Data Interface
SDI
Standard Disk Interconnect
SDI
Standard Disk Interface
SDI
Standard Drive Interface
SDI
Storage Device Interconnect
SDI
Storage Device Interface (Novell, Netware, SMS)
SDI
Super Data Interchange
SDIF
SGML Document Interchange Format (SGML, ISO, IS 9069)
SDIF
System Independent Data Format (Novell, SMS)
SDILINE
Selective Dissemination of Information onLINE
SDIMM
Single [RAS] Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM, RAS), "S-DIMM"
SDIS
Switched Digital Integrated Service
SDK
Software Development Kit (MS)
SDL
Specification and Description Language (CCITT)
SDL
System Design Language
SDLC
Synchronous Data Link Control (IBM, SNA)
SDLGR
Specification and Description Language / Graphical Representation, "SDL/GR"
SDLLC
Synchronous Data Link Control Conversion (SNA, IBM)
SDLP
Standard Device Level Protocol
SDM
??? [benchmark] (DB, SPEC)
SDM
Short Data Message
SDM
Spatial Data Management
SDMA
Storage Device Migration Aid
SDMI
Secure Digital Music Initiative (org.)
SDMS
SCSI Device Management System (BIOS)
SDN
Software Defined Network
SDN
Software Distribution Net (FidoNet)
SDNS
Secure Data Network Service / System (USA, mil.)
SDOC
Selective Dynamic Overload Controls
SDP
Service Delivery Point
SDP
Software Development Plan
SDP
Specialized Data Point (IN)
SDP
Streaming Data Procedure
SDR
Shared Data Research
SDR
Signal-to-Distortion Ratio
SDR
Store Data Register
SDR
Streaming Data Request
SDR
System Design Review
SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC, Intel, Samsung)
SDRP
Source Demand Routing Protocol
SDS
Switched Data Service
SDS
Synchronous Data Set
SDS
Sysops Distribution System (BBS)
SDSAF
Switched Digital Services Applications Forum (org.)
SDSC
San Diego Supercomputer Center (org., USA)
SDSC
Synchronous Data Set Controller
SDSCNET
San Diego Supercomputer Center NETwork (network, USA), "SDSCnet"
SDSL
Single line Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
SDSMA
Slotted Digital Sense Multiple Access (MODACOM), "S-DSMA"
SDSN
Secure Data System Network
SDT
Software Development Tools
SDT
Source Data Terminal
SDT
Systems Development Tool
SDTP
[PPP] Serial Data Transport Protocol (PPP, RFC 1963)
SDU
Service Data Unit (OSI)
SDU
Software Distribution Utilities (IBM, HP)
SDV
Switched Digital Video (VOD)
SDX
Storage Data ACceleration (ATAPI, WD, CD, DVD)
SE
Service / Systems Engineer
SE
Software Engineering
SE
Standard / Special Edition (IBM, OS/2)
SE
Switching Element
SE
System Extension
SEA
Self-Extracting Archive
SEA
Society for Electronic Access (org.)
SEAC
Standards Eastern Automatic Computer
SEAL
Simple and Efficient Adaptation Layer (ATM)
SEAP
Service Element Access Point
SECAM
SEquentiel Couleur Avec Memoire
SECB
Severely Errored Cell Block (UNI)
SECC
Single Edge Connector Case (CPU)
SED
Stream EDitor (Unix)
SEDAS
Standardisiertes Einheitliches DatenAustauschSystem (EDI)
SEE
Societe des Electriciens et Electroniciens (org., France)
SEE
Software Engineering Environments
SEE
Systems Equipment Engineering
SEF
Source Explicit Forwarding
SEFS
Severely Errored Framing Seconds (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
SEH
Structured Exception Header
SEI
Software Engineering Institute
SEL
Software Engineering Laboratory
SEL
Standard Elektrik Lorenz [ag] (manufacturer)
SELHPC
South East London - High Performance Computing [centre] (org.), "SEL-HPC"
SEM
Server Enhancement Module
SEM
Standard Error of the Mean
SEPP
Secure Electronic Payment Protocol (banking, IBM, Netscape, GTE)
SEQUEL
Structured English QUEry Language (IBM, DB, SQL, predecessor)
SERM
Structured Entity Relationship Model (DB, ERM)
SERT
Security Emergency Response Team (org., Australia, Internet)
SES
Security Enabling Services (IBM)
SES
Severely Errored Seconds (DS1/E1)
SESAM
Synergetische Erkennung mittels Standbild, Akustik und Motorik (IIS)
SET
Secure Electronic Transactions (IBM, Visa, MS, IBM, Mastercard, Netscape, banking)
SET
Software Engineering Technology
SET
Standard d'Echange et de Transfert (AFNOR, France)
SETA
Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance
SETL
SEt Theory Language (New York Uni.), "SetL"
SETP
Secure Electronic Transactions Process
SETP
Stream Environment Transport Protocol
SEU
Software-Entwicklungs-Umgebung (CASE)
SEU
Source Entry Utility (IBM, ADT)
SF
Service Feature (IN)
SF
Sign Flag (assembler)
SF
Standard Form
SF
Switching Fabric
SFBI
Shared Frame Buffer Interconnect
SFD
Simple Formattable Document (CCITT, MHS, X.420)
SFD
Start Frame Delimiter (ethernet)
SFD
Symbolic File Directory
SFF
Small Form Factor [committee] (org.)
SFMJI
Sorry For My Jumping In (slang, Usenet, IRC)
SFP
System File Protection (MS, WIndows)
SFPS
Secure Fast Packet Switching (Cabletron)
SFQL
Structured Full-text Query Language
SFS
Suomen Standardisoimisliitto [Standards Association of Finland] (org., Finland)
SFT
System Fault Tolerance (Novell)
SFT
System File Table (DOS)
SFTP
Screened Foiled Twisted Pair [cable] (UTP, TP)
SFTP
Simple File Transfer Protocol (RFC 913)
SFUG
Security Features User's Guide
SG
Signal Ground (MODEM)
SGA
Shared Global Array (DEC, VMS)
SGC
SCSI Graphic Commands (SAM)
SGI
Silicon Graphics Incorporated (manufacturer, SGI)
SGM
SeGmentation Message
SGML
Standard Generalized Markup Language (ISO 8879, JTC1, RFC 1874)
SGMLB
Standard Generalized Markup Language - Binary version (SGML), "SGML-B"
SGMP
Simple Gateway Monitoring Protocol (RFC 1028)
SGRAM
Synchronous Graphics Random Access Memory (DRAM, RAM)
SGSN
Serving GPRS Support Node (GPRS)
SGT
Surrounding Gate Transistor (IC)
SGTSI
Semi-Graphical Tree Structure Interface
SHA
Secure Hash Algorithm (cryptography, NIST)
SHA
Super High Aperture [LCD] (LCD)
SHED
Segmented Hypergraphics EDitor (MS, Windows, ADT)
SHF
Super-High Frequency
SHTSI
Somebody Had To Say It (slang, Usenet)
SHTTP
Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), "S-HTTP"
SHV
Standard High Volume [motherboard] (SMP, Intel)
SI
Schweizer Informatikergesellschaft (org., Switzerland)
SI
Source Index [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
SI
SPARC International (org., manufacturer)
SI
System Information
SIA
Semiconductor Industry Association (org., USA)
SIAM
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (org., USA)
SIB
Service Independent building Block (IN)
SIBO
SIxteen Bit Organizer or SIngle Board Organizer (Psion, PDA)
SIC
Silicon Integrated Circuit
SIC
Standard Industry Classification
SIC
Subject Indicator Code
SICE
??? (org.)
SICS
Swedish Institute of Computer Sciences (org., Sweden)
SID
Security IDentifier
SID
Signaling IDentifier
SID
Society for Information Displays (org.)
SID
SWIFT Interface Device (SWIFT)
SID
System IDentification
SIDF
System Independent Data Format (Novell, SMS)
SIDM
Serial Impact Dot Matrix [printer]
SIDR
Service Independent Data Requester (Novell, Netware)
SIETEM
Siemens TTCN Test Manager (TTCN, Tektronix, SNI)
SIF
Significant Pel Field (MPEG)
SIFT
Software Implemeted Fault Tolerance (HIFT)
SIFTUFT
Sender-Initiated File Transfer/Unsolicited File Transfer (RFC 1440), "SIFT/UFT"
SIG
Special Interest Group
SIGART
[ACM] Special Interest Group on ARTificial intelligence (org., ACM, AI)
SIGBIT
Special Interest Group on Business Information Technology
SIGCAT
Special Interest Group for CD-ROM Applications Technology (CD)
SIGCPR
Special Interest Group on Computer Personal Research (org., ACM)
SIGCSE
Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (org., ACM)
SIGDA
Special Interest Group on Design Automation (org., ???)
SIGG
SIGnaturGesetz (DFUE), "SigG"
SIGMA
Software Industrialized Generator and Maintenance Aids system (MITI)
SIGNC
Special Internet Group Name Cache
SIGPLAN
Special Interest Group for Programming LANguages
SIGV
SIGnaturVerordnung (DFUE), "SigV"
SIGWEB
Special Interest Group on the world wide WEB (org., UK)
SII
Static Invocation Interface
SIIA
Software and Information Industry Association (org., USA)
SILS
Secure Interoperable LAN/MAN Standard (LAN, MAN)
SILS
Standard for Interoperable LAN Security (LAN)
SIM
Signal Interface Module
SIM
Subscriber Identity Module (GSM)
SIMD
Single Instruction [stream], Multiple Data [stream] (CPU)
SIMDIS
SIMulation DISposition (MBAG)
SIMIS
SIcheres MIkroprozessor System (SNI)
SIMM
Single Inline Memory Module (IC)
SIMNET
SIMulation NETwork (network)
SIO
Simultan Input Output (QMS)
SIP
SCSI-3 Interlocked Protocol (SAM)
SIP
Simulated Input Processor
SIP
SMDS Interface Protocol (SMDS)
SIP
Strategische InformationsPlanung (IM)
SIP
Symbolic Input Program
SIPC
Simply Interactive Personal Computer
SIPO
Serial In Parallel Out
SIPP
Simple Internet Protocol Plus (IP, IPV6, RFC 1710, Internet)
SIPP
SImple Polygone Processor (Unix)
SIPP
Single Inline Package Pin (IC)
SIPRNET
Secret IP Router NETwork (DISN, mil.)
SIR
Save Instruction Recognition
SIR
Selective Information Retrieval
SIR
Serial InfraRed (HP)
SIR
Sicherheit im Rechenzentrum (TPS)
SIR
Statistical Information Retrieval
SIR
Sustained Information Rate (SMDS)
SIRENE
Supplementary Information REquest at the National Entry (SIS, Europe)
SIS
Schengen Information System (police, Europe)
SIS
Silicon Integrated Systems [corp.] (manufacturer, Taiwan)
SIS
Software Information Services
SIS
Stellen-Informations-Service (WWW)
SIS
Strategic Information System
SISAL
Streams and Iteration in a Single-Assignment Language
SISD
Single Instruction [stream], Single Data [stream] (CPU)
SITD
Still In The Dark (slang)
SIWPS
Simple Internet White Pages Service (Internet)
SIZ
Sparkassen-Informatik-Zentrum (org., banking)
SJF
Shortest Job First
SKIA
Secure Key Issuing Authority (TESS)
SKIP
Simple Key-management for Internet Protocols (Internet, cryptography, Sun)
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SLAM
Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling
SLC
Service Level Contract
SLC
Simple Line Code [modulation]
SLD
Second Level DOMAIN (Internet, ICANN)
SLDC
Synchronous Data Link Control
SLDRAM
SyncLink Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM, RAM)
SLE
Screen List Editing
SLED
Single Large Expensive Drive
SLFP
Shared Frame Buffer Interconnect (ATI, Intel)
SLI
Scan Line Interleave (3D)
SLIC
Serial Link and Interrupt Controller (TSMP, Wyse)
SLIC
Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (PBX)
SLIP
Serial Line Internet Protocol (Internet, RFC 1055), "SL/IP"
SLMR
Silly Little Mail Reader
SLP
Service Logic Program (IN)
SLP
Symposium on Logic Programming (conference)
SLQ
Super Letter Quality [fonts] (Star)
SLR
Scalable Linear Recording (Streamer, Tandberg)
SLS
Softlanding Linux System (Linux)
SLS
Storage Library System
SLSI
Super Large Scale Integration
SLT
Solid-Logic Technology
SLU
Secondary Logical Unit
SLU
Serial Line Unit
SMA
Standardization Management Activity
SMAE
System Management Application Entity (OSI)
SMAF
Service Management Agent Function (IN)
SMAP
System Management Application Process (OSI)
SMART
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (HDD, IDE, Conner, IBM, Quantum, Seagate, WD), "S.M.A.R.T."
SMASE
System Management Application Service Element (OSI)
SMB
Server Message Block [protocol] (IBM, Intel, MS)
SMB
System Management Bus
SMBA
Shared Memory Buffer Architecture (Intel)
SMBP
Sever Message Block Protocol
SMC
SCSI-3 Medium changer Commands (SAM, SCSI)
SMC
Standard Microsystems Corporation (manufacturer)
SMD
Storage Module Device
SMD
Surface Mounted Device
SMD
System Management Bus (Intel)
SMDAC
Single MAC Dual Attached Concentrator (FDDI, DAC, MAC)
SMDI
Storage Module Disk Interconnect
SMDL
Standard Music Description Language (ISO, IEC, CD 10743)
SMDR
Station Message Detail Recording
SMDR
Storage Management Data Requester (Novell, Netware, SMS)
SMDS
Switched Multimegabit Data Service (BELLCORE)
SMDSCNM
SMDS Customer Network Management (SMDS), "SMDS CNM"
SME
Society of Manufacturing Engineering (org., USA)
SME
Storage Management Engine (Novell, Netware, SMS)
SMF
Service Management Function (IN)
SMF
Single Mode Fiber (FDDI)
SMF
Standard MIDI File (MIDI)
SMFA
Special / System Management Functional Area (OSI)
SMFF
Script Mathematical Formula Formatter
SMG
Special Mobile Group (GSM, org.)
SMI
Structure and identification of Management Information (OSI, RFC 1155/1902)
SMI
Sun Microsystems Inc. (manufacturer)
SMI
System Management Interrupt (SMB)
SMI
System Monitoring Interface (Informix, DB)
SMIL
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (W3C, WWW)
SMIME
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME, MS, Lotus, Qualcomm, RSA, cryptography), "S/MIME"
SMIS
Service-Marketing-InformationsSystem (MBAG)
SMIT
System Management Interface Tool (IBM, AIX)
SMK
Software Migration Kit
SMK
Structured Meta-Knowledge
SML
Service Management Layer (TMN)
SML
Shared Memory Link (TCP/IP)
SML
Siemens Modular Link
SML
Standard Machine Language
SML
Standard Meta Language
SMLNJ
Standard Meta Language / New Jersey, "SML/NJ"
SMM
System Management Mode (CPU)
SMM
System Manager's Manual (BSD, Unix)
SMP
Software Motion Picture (DEC)
SMP
Symmetric MultiProcessor [system]
SMP
Symmetrisches MultiProzessor [system]
SMP
System Modification Program
SMPC
Shared Memory Parallel Computer (HPC)
SMPTE
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (org.)
SMPU
Switch Module Processor Unit
SMR
Source Maintainability and Reliability
SMR
Specialized Mobile Radio [systems]
SMRT
Signal Message Rate Timing
SMS
Service Management System
SMS
Short Message Service (GSM)
SMS
Storage Management Services (Novell, Netware)
SMS
System Management Server (MS)
SMS
System-Managed Storage
SMSAC
Society of Management Science and Applied Cybernetics (org., India)
SMSC
Short Message Service Center (SMS, GSM)
SMSCB
Short Message Service Cell Broadcast (SMS), "SMS CB"
SMSCEMI
Short Message Service Center External Machine Interface [protocol] (SMS)
SMSP
Storage Management Services Protocol (Novell, SMS)
SMT
Segment Table Map
SMT
Shared Memory Transport (X-Windows)
SMT
Station ManagemenT (FDDI)
SMT
Surface-Mount Technology
SMTA
Subordinate Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (RFC 821, TCP/IP)
SMUX
SNMP MUltipleXing protocol (SNMP, MUX, RFC 1227)
SN
Sequence Number
SN
Serial Number
SN
Subscriber Number (MS-ISDN, GSM)
SNA
Systems Network Architecture (IBM)
SNAC
SNA Network Access Controller (SNA, SDLC, IDS)
SNAC
SubNetwork ACcess [functions]
SNACP
[PPP] Systems Network Architecture Control Protocol (PPP, SNA, RFC 2043)
SNACP
SubNetwork ACcess Procedure (ISO, IS 8648, SNAC), "SNAcP"
SNADS
Systems Network Architecture Distribution Service (IBM, CCS)
SNAFU
Situation Normal All Fouled Up (slang)
SNAIP
[advanced] Systems Network Architecture/Internet Protocol (SNA, IP, RFC 1538), "SNA/IP"
SNAP
SubNetwork Access Protocol (LAN, ethernet)
SNAP
SubNetwork Attachment Point (IEEE 802.1a)
SNAP
System and Network Administration Program
SNCP
Single Node Control Point (IBM, SNA)
SNDC
SubNetwork Dependent Convergence [functions] (OSI)
SNDCP
SubNetwork Dependent Convergence Procedure (ISO, IS 8648, OSI, SNDC)
SNEPS
Semantic NEtwork Processing System (GNU, LISP), "SNePS"
SNF
Server Natural Format (Fonts, X)
SNF
Shared Network Facilities
SNG
Satellite News Gathering
SNI
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme [AG] (manufacturer)
SNI
SNA Network Interconnection (IBM, VTAM, SNA)
SNI
Subscriber Network Interface (SMDS)
SNIA
Storage Networking Industry Association (org., NAS, SAN)
SNIC
SubNetwork Independent Convergence [functions] (OSI)
SNICP
SubNetwork Independent Convergence Procedure (ISO, IS 8648, OSI, SNIC)
SNL
Sandia National Laboratories (org., USA)
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol (RFC 1157/1902, TCP/IP, IETF)
SNNS
Stuttgart Neural Network Simulator (IPVR, NN)
SNOBOL
StriNg Orientated symBOlic Language
SNP
SubNetwork Protocol
SNPA
Sub-Network Point of Attachment
SNPP
Simple Network Paging Protocol (RFC 1861, SMS)
SNR
Serial NumbeR (IMEI, GSM)
SNR
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SNRM
Set Normal Response Mode (SDLC, HDLC, ADDCP, LAPB)
SNRME
Set Normal Response Mode Extension (SNRME)
SNS
Secure Network Server
SNTP
Simple Network Time Protocol (RFC 2030)
SOA
Start Of Authority record (DNS)
SOA
State Of the Art (slang)
SOAP
Symbolic Optimizer and Assembly Program
SOB
Start Of Block
SOC
System-On-a-Chip
SOC
Systems and Option Catalog
SOCKS
SOCKet Secure
SOCO
Service Office/Central Office, "SO/CO"
SODA
System Optimization and Design Algorithm
SODIMM
Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DRAM, DIMM)
SODIS
SOftware Dokumentations- und InformationsSystem
SOE
Standard Operating Environment
SOE
Standards of Excellence
SOEP
Secondary Operand Execution Pipeline (Motorola, CPU), "sOEP"
SOFABED
[davenport] Standard Open Formal Architecture for Browsable Electronic Documents
SOH
Section OverHead
SOH
Start Of Header
SOHO
Small Office / Home Office [market]
SOI
Silicon-On-Insulator [technology/wafer] (IC, IBM)
SOIF
Summary Object Interchange Format (WWW)
SOJ
Small-Outline J-lead [chip] (IC, DRAM)
SOL
Simulation-Oriented Language
SOLSA
Support of Localized Service Areas (ETSI), "SoLSA"
SOM
Self-Organizing Machine
SOM
Structured Object Method
SOM
System Object Model (IBM, ORB, CORBA)
SONDS
Small Office Network Data System
SONET
Synchronous Optical NETwork (FDDI, ATM)
SOP
Standard Operating Procedure
SOS
Share Operating System (OS)
SOS
Standards and Open Systems
SOS
Support On Site
SOS
Symbolic Operating System (OS)
SOSP
System Operational and Support Plan
SOTA
State of the Art (slang)
SOX
Sound EXchange [software]
SP
Service Pack (MS, Windows NT)
SP
Signal Processor
SP
SPare (IMEI, GSM)
SP
Speech Processing
SP
Stack Pointer [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
SP
Structured Programming
SP
System Product
SPA
Software Publishers Association (org., USA)
SPAG
[european] Standards Promotion and Application Group (org., manufacturer, Europe)
SPAM
Spiced Pork and hAM (Usenet, EMP)
SPANS
Simple Protocol for ATM Network Signalling (ForeRunner, ATM)
SPAP
Secure Password Authentication Protocol
SPAP
Shiva Password Authentication Protocol (PAP, 3Com)
SPARC
Scalable Processor ARChitecture (Sun)
SPARC
Standard Planning And Requirement Committee (ANSI, org.)
SPAT
Speech Pronounciation Analysis Training (Uni Mainz), "S.P.A.T."
SPC
SCSI-3 Primary Commands (SAM, SCSI)
SPC
Solution Partner Center (IBM)
SPC
Stored Program Command
SPC
Stored Program Control
SPCF
Service Point Command Facility (IBM)
SPCS
Stored Program Control Systems
SPD
Serial Presence Detect (EEPROM, SDRAM)
SPD
Software Product Description
SPD
Software Products Division
SPDEEPROM
Serial Presence Detect - Electronical Erasable Programmable Read Only MemorySerial Presence Detect (EPROM), "SPD-EEPROM"
SPDIF
Sony/Philips - Digital Interface Format (digital audio, Sony, Philips), "S/P-DIF"
SPDL
Standard Page Description Language (ISO, IEC, IS 10180)
SPDN
Shared Private Data Network
SPDU
Session Protocol Data Unit (OSI, PDU, OSI/RM)
SPE
Symbolic Programming Environment
SPE
Synchronous Payload Envelope
SPEC
System Performance Evaluation Corporation (org., RISC)
SPF
Structured Programming Facility
SPI
SCSI-3 Parallel Interface (SAM, SCSI)
SPI
Security Parameter Index
SPI
Serial Peripheral Interface
SPI
Service Provider Interface (WOSA)
SPI
Software Products International (manufacturer)
SPICE
Scalable Parallel Intelligent Communications Engine
SPICE
Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis
SPICS
Spare Parts Inventory Control System (MBAG)
SPID
Service Profile IDentifier (ISDN)
SPID
Service Protocol IDentifier
SPIN
Sponsored Programs Information Network
SPKM
Simple Public-Key [GSS-API] Mechanism (GSS, RFC 2025)
SPL
Set Priority Level (Unix)
SPL
Simple Programming Language
SPL
System Programming Language
SPM
Session Protocol Machine (OSI, ISO 8327)
SPM
Set Program Mask
SPM
Software Performance Monitor
SPM
Source Program Maintenance
SPM
System Performance Monitor
SPM2
System Performance Monitor /2 (IBM, OS/2), "SPM/2"
SPN
Substitution Permutation Network (cryptography)
SPOOL
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations OnLine
SPP
Scalable Parallel Processing (Intel)
SPP
Sequenced Packet Protocol
SPP
Standard Parallel Port
SPR
Software Problem Report
SPS
SpeicherProgrammierbare Steuerungstechnik
SPS
String Processing System
SPS
Symbolic Programming System
SPSL
Special-Purpose Simulation Language
SPSS
Statistical Package of the Social Sciences
SPT
Sectors Per Track
SPTS
Single Program Transport Stream
SPU
System Processing Unit
SPUCDL
Serial Peripheral Unit Controller/Data Link, "SPUC/DL"
SPUD
Storage Pedestal Upgrade Disk / Drive
SPUR
Supercomputing Program for Undergraduate Research
SPX
Sequenced Packet eXchange (Novell, Netware)
SQ
Shielded Quart [cable]
SQ
Signal Quality (MODEM)
SQA
Software Quality Assurance
SQD
Signal Quality Detector
SQFP
Shrink Quad Flat Package (CPU)
SQL
Structured Query Language (ISO 9075, DB, 4GL)
SQLCLI
SQL Call Level Interface (SAG, SQL), "SQL/CLI"
SQLDA
Structured Query Language Descriptor Area (SQL)
SQLDMO
SQL Distributed Management Objects (MS, SQL Server, OLE, DB)
SQLDS
Structured Query Language/Data System (IBM, VMS), "SQL/DS"
SQLJ
Structured Query Language - Java (SQL, Java, DB, ANSI, NCITS)
SQM
Software Quality Management
SR
Source Routing [bridging]
SR
Status Register (IC, assembler)
SRAM
Static Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
SRB
Stream Request Block
SRC
Semiconductor Research Council (org., USA)
SRC
Standard Context Routing (MODACOM)
SRC
System Resource Controller (AIX, IBM)
SRD
Screen Reader System
SRD
Secondary Received Data
SRD
Send and Request Data (Feldbus)
SRDF
Symmetrix Remote Data Facility
SRE
Self Routing switch Element (ATM)
SRF
Science Research Foundation (org., UK)
SRF
Service Resource Function (IN)
SRF
Specifically Routed Frame
SRGB
Standardized Red Green Blue [colorspace] (RGB, Windows)
SRI
Stanford Research Institute (org., USA)
SRM
System Resources Manager
SRN
Source/Recipient Node (IBM)
SRP
Software Reuse Program
SRP
Source Routing Protocol (IBM)
SRPI
Server Requester Programming Interface (IBM, API)
SRPM
Scalable Reverse Path Multicast
SRS
Sound Retrieval System (digital audio)
SRT
Secure Request Technology (banking, cryptography, Java)
SRT
Signal Requests Terminal
SRT
Source Route Transparent [bridges] (ethernet, Token Ring, IEEE 802.1D)
SRT
Speech Reception Threshold
SRTS
Synchronous Residual Time Stamp
SRVIFS
SeRVer Installable File System (IBM)
SS
Single Sided [disk] (FDD)
SS
Spread Spectrum (WLAN)
SS
Stack Segment [register] (CPU, Intel, assembler)
SSA
Serial Storage Architecture (IBM)
SSADM
Structured System Analysis and Design Method (DB)
SSAP
Session Service Access Point (SAP, LLC, OSI/RM)
SSAP
Source link Service Access Point (SAP, LLC)
SSAS
Station Signaling and Announcement System
SSB
Single SideBand
SSBA
Suite Synthetique des Benchmarks de l'AFFU (MP)
SSBAM
Single SideBand Amplitude Modulation
SSC
SCSI Stream Commands (SAM, SCSI)
SSC
Specialized Systems Consultants
SSCF
Service Specific Coordination Function (ATM)
SSCOP
Service Specific Connection Orientated Protocol (ATM)
SSCP
Service Switching & Control Point (IN)
SSCP
System Services Control Point (NAU, SNA, SSCP)
SSCPNS
System Services Control Point Network Services (SSCP)
SSCS
Service Specific Convergence Sublayer (ATM)
SSD
Solid State Disk (HDD, RAM)
SSDA
Synchronous Serial Data Adapter
SSDC
Stack Segment Descriptor Cache [register] (SS, Intel, CPU)
SSDD
Single-Sided/Double-Density [disk] (FDD), "SS/DD"
SSDD
Solid State Disk Drive
SSDU
Session Service Data Unit
SSE
Simple Screen Editor
SSE
Software Support Engineer
SSE
Streaming SIMD Extentions (Intel, Pentium, SIMD)
SSF
Service Switching Function (IN)
SSFDC
Solid State Floppy Disk Card (PCMCIA)
SSH
Secure SHell (Unix, Shell)
SSI
[Schwedisches Strahlenschutzinstitut] (Sweden, org.)
SSI
Server Side Include [script] (HTTPD, CGI)
SSI
Small Scale Integration
SSI
Software Systems Interface
SSIMM
Single [RAS] Single Inline Memory Module (IC, RAS), "S-SIMM"
SSL
Secure Socket Layer (Netscape, RSA, WWW, cryptography)
SSLTLS
Secure Socket Layer ???? (RSA, cryptography)
SSM
Set System Mask
SSM
Simplified Storage Management (HSM)
SSP
Service Switching Point (IN)
SSP
Silicon Switch Processor (Cisco)
SSP
Standard Printer Port
SSP
Structured Support Program
SSP
Switch to Switch Protocol (DLSW, RFC 1795)
SSP
System Stack Pointer
SSP
System Support Program
SSPI
Security Support Provider Interface
SSR
Solid-State Relay
SSSD
Single-Sided/Single-Density [disk] (FDD), "SS/SD"
SSSNA
Server to Server Systems Network Architecture (Banyan, VINES), "SS/SNA"
SST
Simple SIPP Transition (Internet, SIPP)
SST
South Sumatra Time [+0700] (TZ)
SSTP
Screened Shielded Twisted Pair [cable] (STP, TP), "S/STP"
ST
Seagate Technology (HDD)
ST
Segment Table / Type
ST2
[internet] STream protocol 2 (Internet, ATM, RFC 1819)
STA
Spanning Tree Algorithm
STACS
Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (conference)
STAIRS
STorage And Information Retrieval System
STAM
Shared-Time Allocation Manager
STAR
Shareware Trade Association and Resources (org.)
STARS
Software Technology for Adaptable Reliable Systems
STB
Software Technical Bulletin
STC
Science and Technology Center (NSF, USA)
STC
Secure Transaction Channel (banking, V-One, cryptography)
STC
SeT Carry [flag] (assembler)
STC
Standard Transmission Code
STD
Secondary Transmitted Data
STD
SeT Direction [flag] (assembler)
STD
State Transition Diagram
STD
Subscriber Trunk Dialing
STD
Suspend To Disk (BIOS, ACPI)
STDA
StreetTalk Directory Assistance (Banyan, VINES)
STDIN
STandarD INput
STDM
Synchronous Time Division Multiplexer
STDOUT
STandarD OUTput
STE
Section Terminating Equipment (SONET)
STE
Secure Terminal Equipment
STE
Spanning Tree Explorer
STE
Standard Terminal Equipment
STEP
STandard for the External representation / Exchange of Product data definition (ISO, DP 10303, CAD)
STFT
Short Time Fourier Transformation
STI
SeT Interrupt [flag] (assembler)
STI
Standard Tape Interface
STII
[internet] STream protocol II (RFC 1819)
STING
Software Technology Interest Group (CERN, org.)
STIX
SmallTalk Interface to X (GNU)
STL
Standard Template Library
STLP
Secure Transport Layer Protocol
STM
Synchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
STM
System Master Tape
STM1
Synchronous Transport Mode 1 (ATM, STM)
STN
Scientific and Technical Network (network, JICST, FIZ)
STNLCD
SuperTwisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), "STN-LCD"
STOC
Symposium on Theory Of Computing (conference)
STONE
STructured and OpeN Environment (FZI Karlsruhe, Germany)
STORM
Statistically-Oriented Matrix Program
STP
Selective Tape Print
STP
Service Transaction Program (IBM)
STP
Shielded Twisted Pair [cable] (TP)
STP
Signaling Transfer Point (IN)
STP
Software Technology Park
STP
Software Through Pictures, "StP"
STP
Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1)
STP
System Training Program
STR
Synchronous Transmit Receive
STS
Synchronous Time Stamps
STS
Synchronous Transport Signal
STS3C
Synchronous Transport System - level 3 Concatenated, "STS-3c"
STT
Secure Transaction Technology (MS, banking)
STT
Surface Tunnel Tansistor (IC, DRAM, NEC)
STTL
Standard Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)
STU
Secure Telephone Unit
STV
Sprint Telecommunications Venture (org.)
STX
Start of TeXt
SU
Screening Units
SU
Selectable Unit
SU
Signalling Unit
SU
Storage Unit
SU
Switch User (Unix)
SUA
Single User Account [feature] (Internet, NAT)
SUDS
Software Update and Distribution System
SUG
Sun User's Group (org., Sun, user group)
SUGD
Sun User's Group Deutschland (Sun, org., user group)
SUNET
Swedish University NETwork
SUNOS
SUN Operating System (Sun, OS, SPARC), "SunOS"
SUNVIEW
SUN's Visual Integrated Environment for Workstations (Sun, GUI)
SURANET
Southeastern Universities Research Association NETwork (network, USA), "SURAnet"
SURF
System Utilization Reporting Facility
SUS
Single Unix Specification (Unix)
SUSE
Software Und SystemEntwicklung [distribution] (Linux), "S.u.S.E."
SUSP
System Use Sharing Protocol
SUT
System Under Test
SUTP
Screened Unshielded Twisted Pair [cable] (UTP, TP), "S/UTP"
SUTT
Single User Test Tools
SV
StandortVerteiler (cable, EN 50 173)
SVA
Shared Virtual Area
SVABI
System V Application Binary Interface (Unix, AT&T, SCD)
SVC
Switched Virtual Circuit / Channel / Connection (ATM, PVC)
SVC
Switched Vitual Call / Circuit (IBM, X.25)
SVCI
Switched Virtual Circuit Identifier (SVC, ATM)
SVD
Schweizerische Vereinigung fuer Datenverarbeitung (org., Switzerland)
SVD
Simultaneous Voice/Data
SVD
Supplementary Volume Descriptor (CD, IS 9660)
SVE
Simple Virtual Environment
SVFS
System V File System (Unix)
SVGA
Super Video Graphics Array (VGA)
SVID
System V Interface Definition (Unix, AT&T, SCD)
SVIP
Secure Voice Improvement Program
SVMT
System Virtual Memory Table (BS2000)
SVPC
Single Variable Per Constraint
SVPMI
Super VGA Protected Mode Interface (VESA)
SVR3
System V Release 3 (Unix, OS, AT&T)
SVR4
System V Release 4 (Unix, OS, AT&T)
SWAN
Secure WAN ??? (RSA), "S/WAN"
SWAN
Sun Wide Area Network (Sun, WAN)
SWAP
Shared Wireless Application Protocol (HomeRF Association, WAP, WLAN)
SWAP
Simple Workflow Access Protocol
SWEDAC
[Staatliches Amt fuer Technische Akkreditierung] (Sweden, org.)
SWI
SoftWare Interrupts (RISC, OS)
SWICO
Schweizerischer Wirtschaftsverband der Informations-, Communikations- und Organisationstechnik (org., Switzerland)
SWIFT
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (org., banking)
SWIM
Super Woz' Integrated Machine
SWISH
Simple Web Indexing System for Humans (WAIS, WWW)
SXGA
Super eXtended Graphics Adapter / Array
SYMM
SYnchronized MultiMedia working group (WAI)
SYSAD
SYStem ADministrator, "SysAd"
SYSOP
SYStem OPerator (BBS), "SysOp"

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T1
[digital] Transmission link 1 [1.544 Mbit/s] (DS1)
T2
[digital] Transmission link 2 [6.312 Mbps] (DS2)
T3
[digital] Transmission link 3 [44.736 Mbps] (DS3)
T4
[digital] Transmission link 4 [274.176 Mbps] (DS4)
TA
TerminalAdapter (ISDN)
TAAI
Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (org., Taiwan, AI)
TAC
Technical Assistance Center (Cisco)
TAC
Terminal Access Circuit
TAC
Terminal Access Controller (ARPANET, MILNET)
TAC
Type Approval Code (IMEI, GSM)
TACACS
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (RFC 1492)
TACS
Total Access Communication Service (Mobile Systems)
TADI
Time Assigned Data Interpolation
TADIL
TActical Digital Information Link (mil.)
TADS
Test and Debug System
TAE
Telekommunikations-AnschlussEinheit (Telekom)
TAF
Terminal Access Facility
TAFIM
Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (JIEO, mil.)
TAIS
Technisch-Administratives InformationsSystem
TAIS
Toshiba America Information Systems [inc] (manufacturer, USA, Toshiba)
TALAE
TALigent Application Program (Taligent), "TalAE"
TALDE
TALigent Development Environment (Taligent), "TalDE"
TALISMAN
Tracing Authors' rights by Labelling Image Services and Monitoring Access Network [project] (Europe)
TALOS
TALigent Object Services (Taligent), "TalOS"
TAN
Table / Total Area Network
TAN
TransAction Number (banking)
TANJ
There Ain't No Justice (slang, Usenet, IRC)
TANSTAAFL
There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (slang, Usenet)
TAO
Track At Once (CD-R)
TAP
Telocator Alphanumeric input Protocol (SNPP, PCIA, SMS, USA)
TAP
Terminal Access Point (cable)
TAP
Test Access Port (IC, IEEE 1149.1)
TAP
The Ada Project
TAP
Transport und Archivierung Produktdefinierender daten (org., DIN, STEP, CIM)
TAPI
Telephony Application Program Interface (Intel, MS, WOSA, CTI)
TAR
Tape ARchiver (Unix)
TAS
Tag Abuse Syndrome (SGML, HTML, slang)
TASI
Time-Assigned Speech Interpolation
TASM
Turbo ASseMbler (Borland, assembler)
TAT
Theoretical Arrival Time (GCRA)
TB
Tabular Bayes' [algorithm]
TB
TeraByte
TB
Transparent Bridging
TBC
Time Base Corrector (Video)
TBCP
Tagged Binary Control Protocol (Adobe, PS)
TBR
Technical Basis for Regulations (ISDN)
TC
Task Committee (IFIP)
TC
Technical Committee (ISO)
TC
Terminal Computer
TC
Terminal Controller
TC
Transaction Capabilities
TC
Transfer Control
TC
Transmission Control
TC
Transmission Convergence
TCA
information technology & TeleCommunications Association (org.)
TCA
Taipei Computer Association (org., Taiwan)
TCAF
Thin Client Application Framework (Java, LDAP, IBM)
TCAM
TeleCommunications Access Method (IBM, DFUE)
TCAP
Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (MSC, GSM, IN)
TCB
Task Control Block (BS2000)
TCC
Telecommunications Center
TCF
Transparent Computing Facility
TCFS
Transparent Cryptographic FileSystem (Linux, cryptography)
TCH
Traffic CHannel (GSM)
TCI
Test Cell Input (UNI, ATM)
TCK
Test ClocK (TAP, IC)
TCL
Tool Command Language
TCLTK
Tool Command Language/ToolKit (TCL, X-Windows), "TCL/TK"
TCM
Thermal Conduction Module
TCM
Time Compression Multiplexer
TCM
Trellis Coded Modulation
TCNS
Thomas Conrad Network System (LAN)
TCO
Test Cell Output (UNI, ATM)
TCO
Tjaenstemaennens CentralOrganisation (Sweden, org.)
TCO
Total Cost of Ownership
TCP
Tape Carrier Package (CPU)
TCP
Test Coordination Procedure
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol (ARPANET)
TCPACO
TCP Alternate Checksum Option (RFC 1146, TCP), "TCP-ACO"
TCPBEUI
Transmission Control Protocol BIOS Extended User Interface (NETBIOS, TCP, UI)
TCPC
The Clean Personal Computer group (org., manufacturer, Grafikkarten)
TCPIP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (RFC 793, IP), "TCP/IP"
TCPLDP
TCP extensions for Long Delay Paths (RFC 1072, TCP)
TCS
Transmission Convergence Sublayer (ATM)
TCSEC
Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (Orange Book, NCSC)
TCSH
Trustedi C SHell (Unix, Shell)
TCU
Tape Control Unit
TCU
Timing Control Unit
TCU
Transmission Control Unit
TD
Transmit Data (MODEM)
TDA
TestDatenAuswerter (IC)
TDB
Task DataBase
TDB
Track Descriptor Block (UDF, CD-R)
TDC
Tape Data Controller
TDC
Terrestrial Data Circuit
TDCC
Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (org., USA)
TDD
Telecommunications Device for Deaf
TDDSG
TeldeDienstDatenSchutzGesetz (IUKDG)
TDG
TeleDienstGesetz (IUKDG)
TDI
Test Data Input (TAP, IC)
TDI
Trusted Database Interpretation (DB)
TDJ
Transfer Delay Jitter
TDM
Telekom Designed Networks (Telekom)
TDM
Time Division Multiplexing
TDMA
Time Division Multiple Access (Mobile Systems)
TDMS
Terminal Data Management System
TDN
Telekom Designed Network
TDNN
Time Delay Neural Net (NN)
TDO
Test Data Output (TAP, IC)
TDP
Telocator Data Protocol (PCIA, SMS, USA)
TDP
Triton Data Path (Intel, Triton, IC)
TDR
Time DOMAIN Reflectometer (cable)
TDS
Tabular Data Strean [protocol] (Sybase)
TDSL
Telekom Digital Subscriber Line (Telekom, Germany), "T-DSL"
TDU
Telesoftware Data Unit (BTX)
TE
Terminal Equipment
TEA
Telekommunikations-Anschluss-Einheit (Telekom)
TEAMA
Taiwanese Electric Appliance Manufacturer's Association (org., Taiwan)
TECO
Tape / Text Editor and COrrector (MIT)
TEDAX
TExt DAta eXchange [protocol] (MacOS)
TEDIS
Trade Electronic Data Interchange Systems (EDI, Europe)
TEI
Text Encoding Initiative [application] (SGML)
TELAS
TELephony Application System (CTI, SNI)
TELEVAS
Telephony Value Added Services (WAP), "TeleVAS"
TELIS
TEileLogistik-InformationsSystem (MBAG)
TELNET
TELephone NETwork (Unix, Internet, RFC 854)
TELNETD
TELephone NETwork DAEMON (Unix, TELNET, DAEMON)
TEN
TransEuropean Networks (network)
TERENA
Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (org., Netherlands, Europe)
TERMCAP
TERMinal CAPability (Unix)
TERMINFO
TERMinal INFOrmation (Unix)
TESS
The Exponential Security System (RFC 1824)
TEXEL
TEXture ELement
TF
Trace Flag (assembler)
TFI
Terminal Facility Identifier (T-Online)
TFLOPS
Tera FLoating-point Operations Per Second (CPU)
TFM
Trusted Facility Manual
TFP
Tops Filing Protocol
TFS
Translucent File System
TFT
Task File Table (BS2000)
TFT
Thin Film Transistor (LCD)
TFTP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (UDP, RFC 1350/1782/1783/1784/1785)
TFTR
Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TGC
Terminal Group Controller
THAMA
Trident Hardware-Assisted MPEG-2/AC-3 (Trident, MPEG, DVD, AC-3)
THDN
Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise, "THD+N"
THENET
Texas Higher Education NETwork (network, USA), "THEnet"
THT
Token Holding Timer (FDDI, Token Ring)
TI
Technical Interchange (conference, IBM)
TI
Texas Instruments (manufacturer)
TIA
Telecommunications Industries Associations (org.)
TIA
Thanks In Advance (slang, Usenet, IRC)
TIA
The Internet Adapter [software]
TID
Technical Information Document (Novell)
TID
Touch Interactive Display
TIDL
Tool Integration Description Language (JCF)
TIE
Terminal Interface Equipment
TIES
Time Independent Escape Sequence (MODEM)
TIFF
Tag / Tagged Image File Format (Aldus)
TIGA
Texas Instruments Graphics Adapter (Texas Instruments)
TIIAP
Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (USA)
TIL
Tech Info Library (Apple, WWW)
TIM
Token Interface Module (Token Ring)
TINA
Telecommunication Information Network Agent (IN)
TINAC
TINA Consortium (org., IN, TINA), "TINA-C"
TINYTP
Tiny Transport Protocol (IRDA)
TIP
Terminal Interface Processor (ARPANET)
TIP
Transputer Image Processing
TIPC
Texas Instruments Personal Computer (TI)
TIPS
Truevision Image Paint Software (TI)
TIS
Tools Interface Standard (SCO, Unix)
TISN
Tokyo International Science Network (network)
TITN
??? (manufacturer, France)
TK
TeleKommunikation
TKO
TeleKommunikationsOrdnung
TKV
TeleKommunikationsVerordnung
TL
Transform and Lighting (3D), "T&L"
TLA
Three Letter Acronym (slang)
TLAP
Token ring Link Access Protocol (LAP)
TLB
Translation Lookaside Buffer (CPU)
TLD
Top Level DOMAIN (Internet, ICANN)
TLI
Transport Layer Interface
TLI
Transport Level Interface (AT&T)
TLN
Trunk Line Network
TLP
Transmission Level Point
TLS
Thread Local Storage
TLSP
Transport Layer Security Protocol (ISO)
TLV
Type - Length - Value
TLVTTL
Terminated Low Voltage Transistor Transistor Logic
TM
TeleMail (BBS, Berlin, Germany, DFUE)
TM
Terminal Manager (Bull, DSA)
TM
Tools for MIME (EMACS, GNU, MIME)
TM
TradeMark
TM
Traffic Management
TM
Transaction Monitor (TP)
TM
Turing Machine
TMA
Thinfilm Micromirror Array
TMC
Taiwan Mycomp Corporation (manufacturer)
TMC
Thinking Machines Corporation (manufacturer)
TMC
Traffic Message Channel
TMCC
Time-Multiplexed Communication Channel
TMDB
Tivoli Management Data Base (Tivoli, DB)
TMDS
Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (VESA, LCD)
TMDS
Transmission Minimized Digital Signal
TME
Telocator Message Entry [protocol] (SNPP)
TME
Tivoli Management Environment (Tivoli)
TMF
Tivoli Management Framework (Tivoli)
TMF
Transaction Monitoring Facility (DB, Tandem)
TMG
TestMusterGenerator (IC)
TMG
The Master Genealogist
TMN
Telecommunication Management Network (IN)
TMP
Test Management Protocol
TMPDU
Test Management Protocol Data Unit (ISO 9646-1, PDU), "TM-PDU"
TMR
Transient Memory Record
TMR
Triple Modular Redundancy
TMS
Telecommunications / Telephone Management System
TMS
Test Mode Select (TAP, IC)
TMS
Time Multiplexed Switch
TMS
Truth Maintenance System (AI)
TMSC
Tape Mass Storage Control (DEC)
TMSCP
Tape Mass Storage Control Protocol
TMSI
Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity (MM, GSM)
TMU
Time Measurement Unit
TMUX
Transport MUltipleXing protocol (RFC 1692), "TMux"
TN
Terminal Node
TNC
Terminal Node Controller
TNC
Threaded Neill Concelman [connector]
TNEF
Transportation Neutral Encapsulation Format (MAPI, MIME, MS)
TNFS
Trusted Network File System (NFS)
TNL
Technical NewsLetter (IBM)
TNLCD
Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), "TN-LCD"
TNPC
Taiwanese New Pc Consortium (org., Taiwan)
TNS
Transit Network Selection
TNTC
Too Numerous To Count (slang, Usenet, IRC)
TNVIP
TelNet Visual Information Projection [protocol] (TELNET, VIP, RFC 1921)
TOB
T-Online Billing (T-Online)
TOC
Table Of Contents (CD)
TODS
Transactions on Database Systems (ACM, DB)
TOEM
Technical Original Equipment Manufacturer
TOKREUI
TOKen-Ring Extended User Interface (IBM, Token Ring)
TOMS
Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM)
TOOIS
Transactions on Office Information Systems (ACM)
TOOL
[conference on] Technology of Object-Orientated Languages and Systems (OOP, conference)
TOP
Technical and Office Protocols
TOP
The OS-9 Project (OS-9)
TOPICS
Total On-Line Program and Information Control System
TOPLAS
Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (ACM)
TOPS
Timesharing OPerating System (DEC, OS)
TOS
The Operating System (Atari, OS)
TOS
Tramiel Operating System (Atari, OS)
TOS
Type Of Service (IP)
TOT
Totally Off-Topic (slang, Usenet, IRC)
TP
Transaction Processing
TP
Turbo Pascal (Borland)
TP
Twisted Pair [cable] (LAN)
TP0
Transport Protocol class 0 (OSI)
TP4
Transport Protocol class 4 (OSI)
TPA
Third Party Applications
TPA
Transient Program Area (DOS)
TPC
Transaction Processing Council (org., manufacturer, DB)
TPCC
Third Party Call Control
TPD
Technical Product Documentation
TPDDI
Twisted Pair Distributed Data Interface (FDDI, STP, Chipcom)
TPDU
Transport Protocol Data Unit (OSI, OSI/RM, PDU, ICC)
TPE
Twisted Pair Ethernet (ethernet)
TPF
Transaction Processing Facility (IBM, MVS/XA)
TPI
Tracks Per Inch (HDD)
TPM
Transactions-Per-Minute
TPMS
Transaction Processing Management System
TPPMD
Twisted Pair Physical layer Medium Dependent (FDDI), "TP-PMD"
TPQ
True Phone Quality (CAT)
TPRM
??? (Sun)
TPS
TeleProcessing Systeme [gmbh] (provider)
TPS
Transaction Processing System
TPS
Transactions Per Second (DB, DBMS)
TPT
Twisted Pair Transceiver
TPU
Turbo Pascal Unit (TP, Borland)
TPW
Turbo Pascal for Windows (Borland)
TR
Task Register (CPU, Intel, assembler)
TRAP
Tandem Recursive Algorithm Process
TREC
Texture and Rendering Engine Compression (???)
TRIB
Transfer Rate of Information Bits
TRIF
Tiled Raster Interchange Format
TRIPS
Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property rightS (GATT)
TRM
Technical Reference Model
TRMM
Token Ring Management Module (Token Ring)
TROFF
Typesetter New Run-OFF (Unix)
TROLI
Token Ring Optimized Link Interface (Token Ring)
TRON
The Realtime Operating system Nucleus
TRP
Token Ring serial Port
TRR
Token Ring Repeater
TRT
Token Rotation Timer (FDDI, Token Ring)
TS
Time Slot
TS
Time Stamp
TS
Traffic Shaping
TS
Transport Stream
TS
TriState (IC)
TSA
Target Service Agent (Novell, Netware, SMS)
TSA
Telecommunication Society of Australia (org., Australia)
TSANET
Technical Support Alliance NETwork (org., manufacturer, Lotus, Oracle, HP, ...), "TSANet"
TSAP
Transport Service Access Point (OSI, OSI/RM, SAP)
TSAPI
Telephony Server Application Programmer Interface (AT&T, Novell, API)
TSC
Triton System Controller (Intel, Triton, IC)
TSD
??? (color system)
TSDU
Transport Service Data Unit (OSI, OSI/RM)
TSE
[Windows] Terminal Server Edition] (Windows, MS)
TSE
Technical Support Engineer (Sun)
TSE
TestSteuerEinheit (IC)
TSEE
Technical System Engineering Environment (Westmount, CASE)
TSI
Time Slot Interchanger
TSIG
Trusted Systems Interoperability Group (org.)
TSM
Text Service Manager (Apple)
TSM
Topology Specific Module (ODI)
TSMC
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (manufacturer, Taiwan)
TSMP
True Symmetric MultiProcessor
TSN
Task Sequence Number (BS2000)
TSO
Telecommunications Service Order
TSO
Time Sharing Option
TSOCMS
Time Sharing Option/Conversational Monitor System (IBM, VME), "TSO/CMS"
TSOE
Time Sharing Option/ ??? (IBM), "TSO/E"
TSOP
Thin Small Outline Package (DRAM, IC)
TSP
Texture and Shading Processor (IC, Graphik)
TSP
Time Synchronization Protocol
TSP
Travelling Salesman Problem
TSP1
Test Synchronization Protocol 1+ (TTCN, ETSI), "TSP1+"
TSPI
TAPI Service Provider Interface (TAPI)
TSR
Terminate and Stay Resident
TSS
Task State Segment (Intel)
TSS
Time-Sharing System
TSSDC
Task State Segment Descriptor Cache (CPU)
TSTN
Triple SuperTwisted Nematic (LCD)
TSTS
Transaction and Switching and Transport Services (BELLCORE)
TSW
TeleSoftWare (T-Online)
TTCN
the Tree and Tabular Combined Notation (OSI, IUT)
TTF
TrueType Font
TTFN
Ta-Ta For Now (slang, Usenet, IRC)
TTL
Time To Live (IP)
TTL
Transistor Transistor Logic
TTML
Tagged-Text Markup Language (Nokia, Mobile Systems)
TTP
Tiny Transmission Protocol (IRDA, IRLMP)
TTP
Trusted Third Parties (cryptography)
TTRP
Time Token Rotation Protocol (FDDI)
TTRT
Target Token Rotation Time (FDDI)
TTS
Text To Speech [system]
TTS
Transaction Tracking System (DB, Netware)
TTS
Trouble Ticketing System
TTY
TeleTYpe
TUB
Technische Universitaet Berlin (org.)
TUBA
TCP and UDP with Bigger Addresses (TCP, UDP, RFC 1347)
TUC
Total User Cell count (UNI)
TUCD
Total User Cell Difference (UNI)
TUG
TeX User's Group (org., user group, TeX)
TUI
Text-Based User Interface (UI)
TUM
Technische Universitaet Muenchen (org.)
TUP
Telephone User Path (ISDN)
TUT
Transistor Under Test
TVOL
TV OnLine cable service (WorldGate, Internet)
TVOS
Terminal Velocity Operating System (3drealms)
TVS
Transparent Voice Signalling (VOFR)
TVST
TeilnehmerVermittlungsSTelle (Telekom), "TVSt"
TWAIN
Technology Without An Important Name
TWB
Terrestrial Wide-Band [networking]
TWINKLE
The Weizman INstitute Key Locating Engine (cryptography)
TWIP
[one] TWentIeth of a Point
TZ
Time Zone (Internet)

-- U ---

UA
Unnumbered Acknowledgement
UA
User Agent (MHS, OSI)
UAA
UnternehmensAnwendungsArchitektur (IM)
UAAG
User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (WAI)
UAB
Unix Appletalk Bridge (Apple, AppleTalk, Unix)
UAC
Universal Access Control (IBM)
UADPS
Uniform Automatic Data Processing System
UADSL
Universal Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (DSL, ADSL)
UAE
Unknown / Unrecoverable Application Error (Windows)
UAF
User Authorization File
UAPDU
User Agent Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
UART
Universal Asynchronous Receive and Transmit
UAS
UnAvailable Seconds (DS1/E1, DS3/E3)
UAWG
Universal ADSL Working Group (Org, ADSL, DSL)
UBA
UniBus Adapter (DEC)
UBE
Unsolicited Bulk Email (spam, Internet)
UBNI
Ungermann-Bass Network Interface
UBR
Unspecified Bit Rate (ATM, CBR, VBR, ABR, QOS)
UCC
Uniform Commercial Code
UCE
Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (Usenet, spam)
UCI
User-Computer Interface
UCLA
University of California at Los Angeles (org., USA)
UCP
Universal Computer Protocol (SMS, Europe)
UCR
Under Color Removal (DTP)
UCS
Universal [multiple-octet] coded Character Set (ISO, IEC, DIS 10646)
UCS
Universal Classification System
UCSB
University of California at Santa Barbara (org. USA)
UCSD
University California San Diego (org., USA)
UDB
Universal DataBase [server] (IBM, DB)
UDC
Universal Decimal Classification
UDF
Universal Disc Format (CD, OSTA)
UDF
User Defined Function
UDK
UmweltDatenKatalog (NUIS-SH)
UDLI
??? [hardware description language] (HDL), "UDL/I"
UDMA
Ultra Direct Memory Access (DMA, ATA)
UDO
User Defined Objects
UDP
Usenet Death Penalty (Usenet, spam)
UDP
User Datagram Protocol (Internet, RFC 768)
UDPIP
User Datagram Protocol / Internet Protocol, "UDP/IP"
UDRP
Uniform [DOMAIN name] Dispute Resolution Policy (ICANN)
UDSL
Universal Digital Subscriber Line
UDT
User-defined DataType (DB)
UDVM
Universal Data Voice Multiplexer
UEIDE
Ultra Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE, HDD)
UEV
User End of Volume
UFS
Universal File System
UFS
Unix File System (Unix)
UFST
Universal Font Scaling Technology (Agfa)
UHC
United Hitech Corporation (manufacturer, Taiwan)
UHCI
Universal Host Controller Interface
UHF
Ultra High Frequency
UHL
User Head Label
UI
Unix International (manufacturer, Unix)
UI
User Interface
UIC
User Identification Code
UID
Unit IDentifier (cryptography, EES)
UID
User IDentification
UIDL
Unique ID Listing (POP3, RFC 1939)
UIL
User Interface Language
UIMS
User Interface Management System
UIN
Universal Identification Number (ICQ)
UIS
UmweltInformationsSystem
UISRM
User Interface System Reference Model
UKERNA
United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association (org., UK)
UKOLN
United Kingdom Office for Library and information Networking (org.)
ULA
Uncommitted Logic Array
ULANA
Unified Local Area Network Architecture
ULCC
University of London Computer Center (org., UK)
ULP
Upper Layer Protocols (FC)
ULS
User Location Interface
ULSI
Ultra Large Scale Integration
UMA
Unified Memory Architecture
UMA
Universal Measurement Architecture (Unix, X/Open)
UMA
Upper Memory Area (Intel)
UMADS
Universal Measurement Architecture Data Storage (UMA)
UMB
Upper Memory Block (Intel, UMA)
UMC
United Microelectronics Corporation (manufacturer)
UME
UNI Management Entity (UNI, ILMI)
UML
Unified Method Language (CASE)
UML
Unified Modelling Language (OOP)
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (IN, Mobile Systems)
UNA
Universal Network Architecture
UNARP
UNsolicited Address Resolution Protocol (ARP, RFC 1868)
UNC
Universal Naming Convention (IBM, MS, Novell, LAN)
UNCID
UNiform rules of Conduct for Interchange of Trade data by teletransmission (EDIFACT)
UNCLE
Unix Net for Computer security in Law Enforcement (org., USA, Unix), "U.N.C.L.E."
UNEDIFACT
United Nations EDIFACT (ISO 9735, EDIFACT), "UN/EDIFACT"
UNGTDI
United Nations Guidelines for Trade Data Interchange (UN/EDIFACT, predecessor), "UN/GTDI"
UNI
Universal Network Interface (Cogent)
UNI
User Network Interface
UNIVAC
UNIVersal Automatic Computer
UNMA
Unified Network Management Architecture
UNSM
United Nations Standard Message, (UN/EDIFACT)
UNTDED
United Nations Trade Data Elements Directory (EDIFACT)
UNTDID
United Nations Trade Data Interchange Directory (EDIFACT)
UP
Uni Processor [system]
UPA
Ultra Port Architecture (Sun, SMP)
UPAM
User Primary Access Method (BS2000)
UPC
Universal Product Code (EAN)
UPC
Usage Parameter Control (UNI, ATM)
UPL
User Program Language
UPM
Umdrehungen Pro Minute (HDD)
UPM
User Profile Management (IBM)
UPN
Umgekehrte Polnische Notation
UPP
Universal Procedure Pointer (AE, Apple)
UPPS
Universal Portable Protocol Stack / Support (Schneider & Koch)
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
UPS
Unix Print Services (Unix)
UPT
Universal Personal Telecommunications (IN)
UPT
Universelle Personengebundene Telekommunikation (IN)
URA
Uniform Resource Agent (WWW)
URB
USB Request Block (USB)
URC
Uniform Resource Citation (WWW)
URC
Uniform Resources Characteristics (URI, WWW)
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier (WWW, RFC 1630)
URL
Uniform Resource Locator (WWW, RFC 1738)
URN
Uniform Resource Name (WWW, RFC 1737)
URSN
Unique Resource Serial Number (URI, WWW)
US
Unit Separator (BTX, VPCE)
USA
United Software Association (org., USA)
USACNII
US Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure (org., USA)
USART
Universal Synchronous Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter (IC)
USB
Universal Serial Bus (Intel, USB)
USBDDK
Universal Serial Bus Driver Development Kit (USB, DDK), "USB-DDK"
USCP
Unicos Station Call Processor [protocol] (Cray, MPP)
USD
User's Supplementary Documents (BSD, Unix)
USDC
Universal Switched Data Capability [consortium] (LCD, org.)
USDN
United States Digital Network
USEC
User-based SECurity [model] (SNMP)
USENET
USErs' NETwork (Internet)
USF
Uplink State Flag (GPRS)
USG
Unix Support Group (org., Unix)
USITA
United States Independent Telephone Association (org., USA)
USL
Unix Systems Laboratories (AT&T, Unix)
USMTF
United States Message Text Format (USA)
USN
Update Sequence Number
USP
User Stack Pointer
USR
U.S. Robotics (manufacturer)
USR
User Service Routines
USRT
Universal Synchronous Receiver/Transmitter (IC)
USSD
UnStructured Supplementary Services (GSM)
USTA
United States Telephone Association (org., USA)
USV
Unterbrechungsfreie Strom-Versorgung
USWC
Uncached Speculative Write Combining (CPU)
UT
Universal Time [+0000] (TZ, GMT)
UT
Upper Tester
UTC
Universal Time Coordinated (DCE)
UTC
Universal Time Coordinates [+0000] (TZ, GMT)
UTF
Unicode Transformation Format (Unicode)
UTI
Universal Text Interchange
UTL
User Trailer Label
UTLB
Unified Translation Look-aside Buffer (CPU)
UTM
Universal Transaction Monitor
UTM
Universeller TransaktionsMonitor (BS2000, Sinix, TP)
UTMS
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
UTOPIA
Universal Test & Operations Physical layer Interface for ATM (PL, ATM)
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair [cable] (TP)
UTS
Universal Timesharing System
UTTC
Universal Tape-To-Tape Converter
UUCICO
Unix to Unix Copy Incoming Copy Outgoing (Unix)
UUCP
Unix to Unix Copy Protocol (Unix)
UUG
Unix User Group (org., Unix, user group)
UUID
Universal Unique IDentifier
UUNET
Unix to Unix NETwork (org., ISP)
UUT
Unit-Under-Test
UVL
User Volume Label
UW
Ultra Wide [SCSI] (SCSI)
UXGA
Ultra eXtended Graphics Adapter

-- V ---

VA
Virtual Acoustic
VAC
Visual Age C++ (IBM)
VACS
Visual Access Control System (SNI, CCD)
VAD
Value Added Driver
VAD
Voice Activity Detection (GSM)
VADD
Value Added Disk Driver
VADD
VisualAge Developper Domain (IBM)
VAFC
VESA Advanced Feature Connector (VESA)
VAG
VRML Architecture Group (org., VRML)
VAGI
VESA Advanced Graphic Interface (VESA)
VAIO
Video Audio Integrated Operation (Sony)
VAM
Verband der Anbieter von Mobilfunkdiensten (org.)
VAMAS
Versailles project on Advanced Materials And Standards (ISO)
VAN
Value Added Network
VANS
Value Added Network Services
VAP
Value Added Process (Netware, NLM, predecessor)
VAPI
Virtual [ISDN] Application Programming Interface (ISDN, CAPI, API)
VAPI
Voyetra Applications Program Interface (API)
VAR
Value-Added Reseller
VAS
Value Added Services
VASCAR
Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder
VAST
Virtual Archive Storage Technology
VAT
[UDF] Virtual Allocation Table (UDF, CD-R)
VAX
Virtual Address eXtension (DEC)
VB
Visual BASIC (MS, BASIC, VB)
VBA
Visual BASIC for Applications (MS, BASIC, VB)
VBE
VGA standard BIOS Extensions (VESA, VGA, BIOS)
VBE
Visual BASIC Editor (MS, VB)
VBIDE
Visual BASIC Integrated Development Environment (MS, VB)
VBN
Vermittelndes Breitband-Netz
VBNS
Very highspeed Backbone Network Service (NSF, ATM), "vBNS"
VBR
Variable Bit Rate (ATM, CBR, ABR, UBR, QOS)
VBRNRT
Variable Bit Rate - Non Real Time (VBR, ATM), "VBR-NRT"
VBRRT
Variable Bit Rate - Real Time (VBR, ATM), "VBR-RT"
VBX
Visual Basic eXtensions (MS)
VC
Virtual Channel / Circuit (ATM)
VC
Virtual Console
VCA
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (Audio)
VCC
Virtual Channel Connection (ATM)
VCF
Voltage Controlled Filters
VCI
Video Cursor Interface (VESA)
VCI
Virtual Channel Identifier (ATM)
VCI
Virtual Channel Identifier (ATM)
VCI
Virtual Connection Identifier (ATM)
VCL
Virtual Channel Link (UNI, ATM)
VCL
Visual Component Library (Borland, Delphi)
VCM
Windows Conflict Manager (MS, Windows)
VCO
Voltage Controlled Oscillator
VCOS
Visible Caching Operating System (DSP)
VCP
Vector Control Processor
VCPI
Virtual Control Program Interface (DOS, Intel)
VCQ
Vibrant Colour Quality (Matrox)
VCS
Virtual Circuit System
VCSDRAM
Virtual Channel - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (RAM, DRAM, IC), "VC-SDRAM"
VDAFS
Verband Deutscher Automobilhersteller FlaechenSchnittstelle (DIN, CIM)
VDASEDAS
Verband Deutscher Automobilhersteller / Standardisiertes Einheitliches DatenAustauschSystem (EDI), "VDA/SEDAS"
VDD
Virtual Display Driver
VDE
Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker [e.v.] (org.)
VDI
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (org.)
VDI
Video Device Interface (Intel)
VDI
Virtual Device Interface
VDIF
VESA Display Information File (VESA)
VDM
Virtual DOS Machine (OS/2, Windows NT, DOS)
VDMA
Virtual Direct Memory Access (DMA)
VDMAD
Virtual Direct Memory Access Device (VDMA, DMA)
VDS
Virtual DMA Services (DMA)
VDSL
Very high data / bit rate Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
VDT
Video Display Terminal
VDU
Visual Display Unit
VDV
Vorbestellte DauerwaehlVerbindung (Telekom)
VE
Virtual Environment (VR)
VEC
Virtual Embedded Circuitry (IC)
VEG
Very Evil Grin (slang, Usenet, IRC)
VERA
Just playing around, huh? For this one, look at the top of the page.
VERNET
Virginia Educational Research NETwork (network, USA), "VERnet"
VERONICA
Very Easy Rodent-Orientated Netwide Index of Computerized Archives (Internet)
VESA
Video Electronics Standards Association (org.)
VEST
VAX Environment Software Translator
VF
Vacuum Flourescent [technology]
VFAT
Virtual File Allocation Table (MS, Windows 95)
VFC
V. Fast Class (MODEM), "V.FC"
VFEA
VMEbus Futurebus+ Extended Architecture
VFIR
Very Fast IRDA (IRDA)
VFS
Virtual File System [layer] (Unix, Linux, OSF/1)
VFW
Video fuer Windows (MS), "VfW"
VG
Volume Group (LVM)
VGA
Video Graphics Array (IBM)
VGB
Virtual GameBoy
VGDA
Volume Group Descriptor Area (AIX, LVM, IBM)
VGF
100VoiceGrade anylan Forum (manufacturer)
VGI
Virtual Graphics Interface
VHDCI
Very High Density Cable Interconnect (SCSI)
VHDL
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (ASIC)
VHF
Very High Frequency
VHRCD
Very High Resolution Color Display
VHSIC
Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VI
VIsual editor (Unix)
VIA
VAX Information Architecture (VAX, DEC)
VIAD
VESA Image Area Definition (VESA)
VIC
V.35 Interface Cable (cable)
VIC
Vendor Independent ??? (VIM)
VICE
VersatIle Commodore Emulator
VICI
Visual Interface ConsortIum (org.)
VIDL
VIrus Description Language, "ViDL"
VIF
Virtual Interrupt Flag (Intel, CPU)
VIFA
Victoria Free-Net Association (org., USA)
VILE
VI Like EMACS (Unix, VI, EMACS)
VIM
Vendor Independent Messaging (Lotus, Borland, IBM, Novell)
VIM
VI Improved (VI, Unix)
VIMF
Vierer [kabel] In MetallFolie (VDE, SQ), "ViMF"
VINCE
Vendor Independent Network Control Entity
VINES
VIrtual NEtwork Software (Banyan, VINES, NOS)
VIO
Virtual Input/Output
VIP
Visual Information Projection [terminal] (Bull)
VIP
VLB - ISA - PCI [board] (VLB, ISA, PCI)
VIPNET
Voice Interactive Paging Network (network, MAN), "VIP-Net"
VIQR
VIetnamese Quoted-Readable [specification] (VISCII, RFC 1456)
VIR
Visual Information Retrieval (DB, Informix)
VIROS
VIRtual memory Operating System (DEC, OS)
VIS
Verlaessliche InformationsSysteme (GI)
VIS
Virtual Instruction Set (Sun, CPU)
VIS
Visual Interactive Simulation
VISCII
VIetnamese Standard Code for Information Interchange
VISYON
Variables Intelligentes Synchrones Optisches Netz (SNI, SDH)
VITAL
VHDL Initiative Toward ASIC Libraries (ASIC, VHDL)
VITC
Vertical Interval Time Code (Video)
VK
VideoKonferenz
VKI
Verteilte Kuenstliche Intelligenz (KI, DAI)
VLA
Volume Licence Agreement (Novell)
VLAN
Virtual Local Area Network (LAN, IEEE 802.1q)
VLB
VESA Local Bus (VESA)
VLD
Variable Length Decoder (MPEG)
VLDB
Very Large DataBase (DB)
VLF
Very-Low-Frequency Band
VLF
Virtual Lookaside Facility (IBM)
VLIW
Very Long Instruction Word (CPU, IC)
VLM
Virtual Loadable Module (Novell, Netware)
VLM
Volume Logical Module (IBM, OS/2)
VLR
Visitor Location Register (LR, GSM, GPRS)
VLSI
Very Large Scale Integration
VM
Virtual Machine (IBM)
VM
Virtual Memory (OSF)
VMA
Virtual Memory Address
VMB
Virtual Machine Boot (IBM, OS/2)
VMC
VESA Media Channel (VESA)
VMCF
Virtual Machine Communications Facility (IBM, VM)
VMCMS
Virtual Machine / Conversational Monitoring System (IBM, VM), "VM/CMS"
VMD
Virtual Manufacturing Device (MMS)
VME
Virtual Machine Environment (IBM, VM)
VMM
Virtual Machine / Memory Manager (IBM, VM)
VMOS
Vertical Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IC), "V-MOS"
VMP
Virtual MultiPorting (POWER, CPU)
VMS
Virtual Memory [operating] System (DEC, OS)
VMS
Voice Mail System (GMS)
VMS
Voice Management System
VMSP
Virtual Machine / System Product (IBM, VM), "VM/SP"
VMT
Virtual Method Table
VMTP
Versatile Message Transaction Protocol (RFC 1045)
VMTSS
Virtual Machine Time-Sharing System (IBM)
VMU
Visual Memory Unit (Sega, Dreamcast)
VNA
Virtual Network Architecture (ATM)
VNA
Virtual Network Architecture (Ungermann-Bass)
VNC
Virtual Network Computer
VNCA
VTAM Node Control Application (IBM, VTAM)
VNF
Virtual Network Feature
VNL
Via Net Loss plan
VNLF
Via Net Loss Factor
VNSM
VINES Network and Systems Management (Banyan, VINES)
VOB
Video OBject [format] (DVD)
VOD
Video On Demand
VOFR
Voice Over Frame Relay
VOI
Verband Optischer Informationssysteme (org.)
VOIP
Voice Over IP (IP, Internet, CTI)
VOL
Voice-Over-IP (IP, Internet)
VON
Voice On the Net [coalition] (USA, Internet)
VOODOO
Versions Of Outdated Documents Organized Orthogonally (Mac)
VP
Virtual Path (ATM)
VPA
VAX Performance Advisor (DEC, VMS, VAX)
VPC
Virtual Path Connection (ATM, VP)
VPCD
Videotex Presentation Control Element (BTX, VPDE)
VPCI
Virtual Path Connection Identifier (VP, ATM)
VPD
Vital Product Data
VPDE
Videotex Presentation Data Element (BTX)
VPDN
Virtual Private Data Network
VPE
Video Port Extensions (video)
VPI
Virtual Path Identifier (ATM, VP)
VPI
Virtual Private Internet (TradeWave)
VPICD
Virtual Programmable Interrupt Controller Device (PIC), "VpicD"
VPL
Virtual Path Link (UNI, ATM)
VPL
Visual Programming Languages
VPMI
Virtual Protected Mode Interface
VPN
Virtual Private Network
VPP
Value Purchase Plan (Adobe)
VPT
Virtual Path Terminator (UNI, ATM)
VPU
Video Processing Unit
VPUG
Ventura Publishing User Group (org., DTP, user group)
VQC
Vibrant Color Quality (Matrox)
VR
Virtual Reality
VR
Virtual Route (SNA, PSDN)
VR
Virtuelle Realitaet
VRAI
Virtual Reality Annual International [symposium] (IEEE, conference)
VRAM
Volatile Random Access Memory (RAM, IC)
VRC
Vertical Redundancy Check
VRD
Virtual Retinal Display (VR)
VRG
Vertical Replacement Gate (IC, MOSFET)
VRM
Virtual Resource Manager
VRM
Voltage Regulation Module (IC)
VRML
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VR, ISO/IEC 14772)
VROOMM
Virtual Realtime Object Oriented Memory Manager (OOP)
VRS
Voice Response System
VS
VINES Security (Banyan, VINES)
VSA
Virtual Server Architecture
VSA
Voodoo Scalable Architecture (3dfx)
VSAM
Virtual Storage Access Method
VSAT
Very Small Aperture Terminal
VSCE
Videotex Service Control Element (BTX, VPDE)
VSD
Vendor Specific Driver
VSE
Virtual Storage Extended (IBM)
VSEESA
Virtual Storage Extended/Enterprise Systems Architecture, "VSE/ESA"
VSESP
Virtual Storage Extended/System Product (IBM), "VSE/SP"
VSI
Verband der SoftwareIndustrie deutschlands [e.v.] (org.)
VSM
??? (Norm f. Tastatur)
VSM
Virtual Storage Management
VSN
Volume Serial Number (BS2000)
VSO
Variable Speed Operation (VXA, Streamer)
VSP
Virtual Single Processor
VSR
Voice Storage and Retrieval
VSS
Visual Source Safe (VB, MS)
VSS
Voice Storage System
VST
VermittlungsSTelle (Telekom), "VSt"
VST
Virtual Studio Technology (Steinberg, Audio)
VSU
Video Service Unit
VT
Virtual Terminal (DEC)
VT100
Virtual Terminal 100 (DEC), "VT-100"
VTAM
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (IBM, SNA)
VTAME
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method Entry (VTAM)
VTD
Virtual Tape Device
VTI
Virtual Terminal Interface
VTM
Verband der Telekommunikationsnetz- und Mehrwertdiensteanbieter (org.)
VTOC
Volume Table of Contents
VTP
Virtual Terminal Protocol
VTS
Video Teleconferencing System
VTS
Virtual Terminal Service (OSI)
VU
Virtual User
VUD
Verband der Unterhaltungssoftwareindustrie Deutschlands (org.)
VUDA
VESA Unified Graphics Architecture (VESA)
VUE
Visual User Environment (HP)
VUI
Virtual User Interface (AMS, UI)
VUMA
VESA Unified Memory Architecture (VESA)
VUMASBE
VESA Unified Memory Architecture - System BIOS Extension (VESA), "VUMA-SBE"
VUP
VAX Units of Performance, "VUPs"
VV
Virtuelle Verbindung
VVIDD
VESA Video Interface for Digital Displays (VESA, LCD)

-- W ---

W2K
Windows 2000 (Windows, MS)
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium (WWW, org.)
WABI
Windows Application Binary Interface (MS, Windows)
WAI
Web Accessibility Initiative (WWW, W3C, WAI)
WAI
Web Application Interface (WWW, Netscape)
WAIS
Wide Area Information Service (Internet)
WAITS
Westcoast Alternative to ITS
WAM
Warren Abstract Machine (PROLOG)
WAM
Web Application Manager (MS, Windows)
WAMIS
Wireless, Adaptive and Mobile Information Systems (ESTO)
WAN
Wide Area Network
WAND
Wide Area Network Distribution (WAN)
WAP
Wireless Application Protocol (Mobile Systems, WLAN)
WAP
Wissenschaftliche ArbeitsPlatzrechner
WASP
Web stAndardS Project (WWW, W3C)
WAT
West Africa Time [-0100] (TZ)
WATS
Wide Area Telephone Service
WB
WorkBench (Amiga, Commodore)
WBC
Wide Band Channel (FDDI)
WBEM
Web Based Enterprise Management [protocol] (DMTF)
WBI
Web Browser Intelligence (WWW, IBM)
WBS
WissensBasierte Systeme (KI)
WC
Word Count (Unix)
WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WAI)
WCB
Write Combining Buffer (CPU)
WCCE
World Conference on Computers in Education (IFIP, conference)
WCGA
World Computer Graphics Association (org.)
WCS
Writable Control Store (VAX)
WD
Western Digital [corporation] (manufacturer)
WD
Working Draft
WDK
Word Developers Kit (MS)
WDL
Windows Driver Library (MS, Windows)
WDM
Wavelength Division Multiplexing [protocol]
WDM
Windows / Win32 Driver Model (MS, Windows)
WDMCSA
Windows Driver Model Connection and Streaming Architecture (MS, Windows, WDM)
WDP
WatchDog Process
WDS
WatchDog Server
WDT
Watch Dog Timer
WDT
Western [european] Daylight Time [+0100] (TZ, WET)
WECA
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (org., WLAN, LAN)
WEEB
Western Europe EDIFACT Board (org., EDIFACT), "WE/EB"
WEFT
Web Embedding Font Tool (MS, WWW)
WELL
Whole Earth 'Lectronic Net (network)
WESTNET
WESTern regional NETwork (network, USA), "Westnet"
WET
Western European Time [+0000] (TZ, WDT)
WFC
Wait for Caller (BBS)
WFC
Windows Foundation Classes (MS, Java, API)
WFM
Wired For Management (Intel), "WfM"
WFMC
WorkFlow Management Coalition (org.), "WfMC"
WFW
Windows For Workgroups (MS), "WfW"
WG
Working Group (SC, ISO, IEC)
WHCA
White House Communications Agency (DISA)
WHIIG
Windows Hardware Instrumentation Implementation Guidelines (MS, Windows)
WHOLIS
World Health Organization Library Information System (org., UNO)
WHOSIS
World Health Organization Statistical Information System (org., UNO)
WHQL
Windows Hardware Quality Lab (MS, Windows, PC97)
WIA
Windows Image Aquisition (MS, Windows)
WIDD
Web InformationsDienst Deutschland (WWW, Neuss)
WIF
Web Interface Facility (WWW, MVS, OS/390)
WIMAN
WIreless Metropolitan Area Network
WIMP
Window, Icon, Menu, Pointing device
WIN
WIssenschaftsNetz (network, DFN)
WINHEC
WINdows Hardware Engineering Conference (MS, Windows, conference), "WinHEC"
WINLAB
Wireless Information Network LABoratory (org., STC, USA)
WINS
Windows Internet Naming Service (MS, Windows NT)
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization (org.)
WISE
World-wide Information System for r&d Efforts (WWW, IGD)
WITT
Workstation Interactive Test Tool (IBM)
WIZOP
WIzard sysOP, "WizOp"
WKS
Well Known Services (DNS, Internet)
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network (LAN, WLAN)
WLANA
Wireless Local Area Network Alliance (org., WLAN, LAN)
WLIF
Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum (org., WLAN, LAN)
WLL
Wireless Local Loop
WLO
Windows Library Objects
WLS
White Line Skip (Fax)
WMI
Windows Management Instrumentation / Interface (MS, Windows, WMI)
WML
Wireless Markup Language (Mobile Systems, WAP)
WMS
Warehouse Management System (DB)
WMS
Workflow Management Systems
WNIM
Wide area Network Interface Module
WON
World-O-Networking (BeOS)
WORDIA
WORD Internet Assistant (MS)
WORM
Write Once Read Many (CD)
WOSA
Windows Open System Architecture (MS)
WOSAXCEM
WOSA eXtensions for Control, Engineering and Manufacturing (WOSA, MS)
WOSAXFS
WOSA eXtensions for Financial Services (WOSA, MS), "WOSA X FS"
WOSAXRT
WOSA eXtensions for Real-Time market data (WOSA, MS)
WOSC
World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (org., France)
WOW
Windows On Windows
WP
Word Perfect
WPS
Windows Printing System (MS, Windows)
WPS
Word Processing Software
WPS
WorkPlace Shell (OS/2, IBM, Shell)
WQL
WMI Query Language (MS, Windows, WMI)
WRAM
Window Random Access Memory (RAM, IC, Samsung, Matrox)
WRB
Web Request Broker (Oracle, WWW)
WRT
Whitewater Resource Toolkit (Windows, TPW)
WRT
With Respect To (slang, Usenet, IRC)
WS
Web Server (Corel)
WSF
Work Station Feature (IBM)
WSF
Work Station Function (IN)
WSH
Windows Scripting Host (MS, Windows, COM, WSH)
WSP
Wireless Session Protocol (WAP, Mobile Systems)
WSP
Workstation Security Package
WSS
Windows Sound System (Windows, audio)
WTC
Windows Terminal Controller
WTP
Wireless Transport Protocol (WAP, Mobile Systems)
WTS
Web Transaction Security (WWW)
WTX
Wokstation Technology eXtended [format]
WVNET
West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing (network, USA)
WVSO
WiederVerwendbare SoftwareObjekte
WWDC
World Wide Developer Conference (Apple)
WWIMS
Worldwide Warning Indicator Monitoring System (mil.)
WWMCCS
Worldwide Military Command and Control System (mil., predecessor, GCCS)
WWOLS
World Wide On-Line System (mil.)
WWW
World Wide Waiting (slang)
WWW
World Wide Web (Internet)
WYGIWYNTYH
What You Get Is What You Never Thought You Had (slang)
WYSBYGI
What You See Before You Get It (DTP)
WYSIWIS
What You See Is What I See
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get (DTP)

-- X ---

X11
X window System version 11 (X-Windows)
XA
eXtended Architecture (IBM)
XAA
Xfree86 Acceleration Architecture (X-Windows)
XACT
Xante's Accurate Calibration Technology (Xante), "X*ACT"
XAPIA
X.400 API Association (org., X.400, API)
XBP
XBase Parts (Xbase/2, OS/2, DB)
XCCI
X Common Client Interface (X-Windows), "X CCI"
XCEM
eXtensions for Control, Engineering and Manufacturing (API, MS, Windows)
XCHS
eXtended Cylinder Head Sectors (EIDE)
XCMOS
eXtended CMOS (IC, CMOS)
XCMS
X Color Management System (X-Windows), "Xcms"
XCOFF
eXtended Common Object File Format (Unix)
XCUTS
X Commands and Utilities Test Suite (X/Open)
XDM
X Display Manager (X-Windows)
XDMCP
X Display Manager Control Protocol (X-Windows)
XDR
eXternal Data Representation (ONC, RPCL, Sun, RFC 1832)
XES
Xerox Engineering Systems (Xerox)
XFCB
Extended File Control Block
XFE
X Front End (X-Windows)
XFN
X/open Federated Naming (X/Open)
XFS
eXtended File System (JFS, SGI, Unix)
XG
eXtended General MIDI (Yamaha, MIDI)
XGA
eXtended Graphics Adapter (IBM, PS/2)
XHTML
eXtended HyperText Markup Language (HTML, WWW)
XID
[SNA] eXchange IDentifier (SNA)
XIE
X Image Extension (X-Windows)
XIOS
eXtended Input/Output System (Novell, Netware)
XMAPI
eXtended Messaging Application Program Interface (API)
XMI
eXtended Memory Interconnect (DEC)
XML
eXtensible Markup Language (WWW, XML)
XMM
eXtended Memory Manager (DOS, LIM)
XMP
X/open Management Protocol (X/Open, X-Windows)
XMS
eXtended Memory Specification (DOS, LIM)
XMS
eXtended Multiprocessor operating System (OS)
XN
eXecution Node
XNS
Xerox Network Services / Systems / Standard (Xerox, XNS)
XNSCP
[PPP] XNS IDP Control Protocol (RFC 1764, Xerox, XNS, PPP, XNS, IDP)
XNSIDP
Xerox Network Services - Internet Datagram Protocol (Xerox, Internet, XNS), "XNS-IDP"
XNSITP
Xerox Network Services/Internet ??? Protocol (Xerox, XNS), "XNS/ITP"
XOFF
eXchange OFF (MODEM)
XON
eXchange ON (MODEM)
XOT
X.25 Over TCP (Cisco, X.25, TCP, RFC 1613)
XPC
X Performance Characterization [group] (GPC, X-Windows)
XPG
X/open Portability Guide (X/Open, X-Windows)
XPGR3
X/open Portability Guide Release 3 (X/Open, X-Windows)
XPS
eXPert System (AI, XPS)
XPS
eXtended Parallel Server (DB, Informix)
XPSB
X - Protocol Stream Benchmark (XPC, X-Windows)
XRIP
eXtended ??? Routing Information Protocol (Novell, Netware)
XRT
eXtensions for Real-Time market data (API, MS, Windows)
XSD
eXtra Space Design [monitor] (Philips)
XSL
eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XML, XSL)
XSLT
eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSL)
XSMD
eXtended Storage Module Driver interface
XT
eXtended Technology (IBM, PC)
XTI
X/open Transport Interface (X/Open, X-Windows)
XTP
eXpress Transport Protocol
XUI
X-windows User Interface (UI, X-Windows)
XUIDL
X-Unique-ID-Listing. (UIDL, POP3), "X-UIDL"
XUMA
eXpertensystem UMweltgefaehrlichkeit von Altlasten (XPS)
XVT
eXecutive Vector Table (BS2000)

-- Y ---

Y2K
[Year 2000] [problem] (slang)
YAAS
Yet Another Acronym Server (WWW)
YABA
Yet Another Bloody Acronym (slang)
YACC
Yet Another Compiler Compiler (Unix)
YADE
Yet Another DSSSL Engine (DSSSL)
YAFIYGI
You asked for it, you got it (Usenet, IRC, slang)
YAHOO
Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle (WWW)
YASOS
Yet Another Scheme Object System
YAST
Yet Another Setup Tool (Linux, SUSE), "YaST"
YAUN
Yet Another Unix Nerd
YAY
Yet Another YACC (YACC, Bull)
YCPS
Yale Center for Parallel Supercomputing (org., USA, HPC)
YHTWFWYWTS
You Have To Wait For What You Want To See (slang, WYSIWYG)
YMMV
Your Mileage May Vary (slang)
YSM
Yourdon Structured Method
YST
Yukon Standard Time [-0900] (TZ)

-- Z ---

ZAK
Zero Administration Kit (ZAW, MS, Windows NT)
ZAPP
Zero Assignment Parallel Processor
ZAW
Zero Administration initiative for Windows (MS, Windows NT)
ZBR
Zone Bit Recording
ZC
Zone Co-ordinator (FidoNet)
ZCAV
Zone Constant Angular Velocity
ZCLV
Zoned Constant Linear Velocity (DVD, DVD-RAM)
ZCV
Zortech Class Viewer (Zortech)
ZDS
Zenith Data Systems (manufacturer)
ZDVA
Zentrale DatenVerarbeitungsAnlage [des bundes]
ZE
Zentraleinheit (CPU)
ZEAS
ZEntrales AbsatzanalyseSystem (MBAG)
ZEBES
Zentrales teile-BEstandsSteuerungssystem (MBAG)
ZEDAT
ZentralEinrichtung DATenverarbeitung (FUB, Org)
ZEDIS
ZEntrales teile-DispositionsSystem (MBAG)
ZEPRAS
ZEntrales PReisabwicklungs- und AnalyseSystem (MBAG)
ZESOD
ZEntrale teileSOrtimentDatei (MBAG)
ZEVIS
ZEntrales VerkehrsInformationsSystem (Kraftfahrzeugbundesamt)
ZIAM
Zentrum fuer Industrielle Anwendungen Massiver parallelitaet [gmbh] (org.)
ZIB
[konrad-zuse] Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (org.)
ZIF
Zero Insertion Force [socket] (IC)
ZIL
Zork Implementation Language (Infocom)
ZIP
Zigzag Inline Package (VRAM)
ZIP
Zone Information Protocol (AppleTalk)
ZISC
Zero Instruction Set Computer (CPU)
ZIT
interdisziplinaeres forschungsZentrum fuer Informatik und Technik (org., Uni Paderborn, Germany)
ZKA
Zentraler Kreditausschuss (banking, org.)
ZMH
Zone Mail Hour (FidoNet)
ZMT
Zentrum fuer Multimediale Telekommunikation (BERKOM)
ZOC
Zap-O-Comm (OS/2, DFUE)
ZPR
Zentrum fuer Paralleles Rechnen (org., Uni Koeln, Germany)
ZPR
Zero Power Resistance
ZRE
Zero Rate Error
ZRZ
Zentrales RechenZentrum (org., TUB)
ZSI
Zentralstelle fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (org., BSI, predecessor)
ZSL
Zero Slot LAN (LAN)
ZV
Zoomed Video (video)
ZWEI
ZWEI Was EINE Initially (EINE, LISP)
ZZF
Zentralamt zur Zulassung von Fernmeldeeinrichtungen (org., Telekom, predecessor, BZT)

2 About...

V.E.R.A. is a free list of acronyms all of which are used in the field of computing.

V.E.R.A. is primarily meant to be used as an online reference, although some efforts have been taken to make its TeX output looking acceptable. However I doubt that somebody would like to print it. The original release compiled to 250 pages.

This edition is a special contribution to the GNU project similar to the version 5.2 of V.E.R.A. It contains approximately 8119 acronyms.

The idea to make V.E.R.A. available in Texinfo format came after reading two other Info files both of which are available on the Internet, the Standards and the Languages file, both dealing with antique DEC mainframe environments and both distributed stand-alone; that is, both are not serving as a software manual like most of Texinfo files. I thought it would be very handy to have a list of acronyms available while using Emacs.

It may be considered only a very little contribution. However I make it to express my appreciation for the GNU project and its philosophy. This project does not only make software available free to everyone, it also seems that it sets the only standard `everyone' supports nowadays.

I started V.E.R.A. around easter 1993. The ASCII version is being posted to the German=speaking newsgroups z-netz.alt.listen and de.etc.lists every three months. It is not being posted to an international newsgroup, because the introduction as well as many internal references are only available in German.

Please note that the original version of V.E.R.A. is not related to the to the Free Software Foundation or the GNU project at all.

The list is far from being complete as dozens of new acronyms evolve every month. Also I am not an every day Unix user, so I am pretty sure that a lot of acronyms from the Unix world are missing. The same is true for the Apple world. Please don't be angry if your field of computing seems little or not represented at all. Instead please consider contributing the missing acronyms to let other people share what you know.

The shift from the original format of V.E.R.A. to Texinfo format took a whole week. Please forgive any errors which still remain. For hints how to submit corrections or to report bugs, please see section 5 Release notes and other useful information.

For a more in-depth discussion of some of the more common acronyms contained in this document you may want to consider visiting the Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC), at least if you have access to the World Wide Web. It can be found at http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc (as of July 1998).

3 List format

Some notes on the systematic approach of the acronym list:

Because often acronyms are being referenced not very unique in style, the acronyms in V.E.R.A. do not contain any special characters; only characters and numbers are used. Please remember this, when you are searching for acronyms.

German umlauts are expressed with AE, ae, OE, oe, UE, ue and ss.

Examples:

ASN.1 = ASN1
OS/2 = OS2
DFUE, Foerderung, Grossforschungseinrichtung, ...

What is thought to be the common style can be found at the end of the line(s) in quotation marks.

Examples:

ASN1
Abstract Syntax Notation One (OSI), "ASN.1"
ATT
American Telephone and Telegraph, "AT&T"

3.1 Style of the acronym expansions

The acronym expansions basically follow their acronyms in style. Exceptions are made if expansions are containing acronyms themselves. This often leads to an kind of odd or even wrong orthographical style.

Examples:

AUX
Apple UniX, "A/UX"
XT
eXtended Technology
ACL
Advanced CMOS Logic

3.2 Alternative expansions

If alternative expansions for the same acronym are known these are separated by a slash. However that is not true for acronyms of basically different meanings.

Examples:

AE
Apple Events
AE
Application Entity / Environment / Engineering (APE)

3.3 Additional explanations

Terms in square brackets show additional explanations, of which do not directly belong to the acronym's expansion, but rather to the acronym's meaning.

Examples:

ARM
Annotated [c++] Reference Manual
RLL
Run Length Limited [encoding]

3.4 Reference tags for acronyms

The terms in parenthesis which often appear behind the expansions are reference links to certain topics or firms and should help you to get an idea of in which context an acronym is being used.

Examples:

WB
WorkBench (Amiga)
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get (DTP)

Please note that the original version of V.E.R.A. is meant to be formatted in a hypertext environment. Thus some references may seem redundant in an environment which does not support such links.

Examples:

API
Application Program Interface (API)

3.5 Concatenated acronyms

Often-used concatenated acronyms appear without the space or any special characters between them.

Examples:

AMTPE
Apple Media Tool Programming Environment (Apple), "AMT PE"
RISCOS
RISC Operating System (Acorn), "RISC OS"

3.6 Acronyms pointing to versions

When there is a series of related acronyms differing by a number at the end, V.E.R.A. usually has just one entry, which omits the number. For example, there are many versions of MNP (Microcom Networking Protocol), distinguished by numbers; but we do not list MNP4, MNP5 or MNP10, only MNP.

So if you look for an acronym that ends in a number, and you don't find it, try leaving out the number(s).

3.7 File extensions

Please note that file extensions are not covered by V.E.R.A. at the moment, although some exceptions were made. You will not find things like EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) or GIF (Graphics Interchange Format).

There are many such lists on the Internet if you should be looking for file extensions.

3.8 Gaps

You will probably notice that some acronym expansions or references are tagged with three question marks (`???'). This indicates that an expansion or reference is still missing or uncertain.

4 Acronym

An acronym is a word derived from the initial letters or groups of letters of several other words.

Popular examples are:
Laser, from "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation", Radar, from "radio detecting and ranging" or snafu, which should politely be rendered as "situation normal, all fouled up".

The word acronym itself derives from the Greek words akros "the highest, the most outer" and onyma "name".

Please note that acronyms are always pronounced as the spelling indicates.

5 Release notes and other useful information

Version 5.2 (June 2000)

Welcome to the first GNU edition of V.E.R.A. in the year 100, eh, I mean 1900+100 :)

Version 5.2 (Texinfo release 1.6) contains about 500 acronyms more than the last release. Now V.E.R.A. knows about than 8119 acronyms.

There had been no update of the GNU version for over a year, which was mostly due to the lack of significant increase of acronyms.

Thanks to all the supporters, some of which did send huge lists with new acronyms.

Version 4.7 (March 1999)

Version 4.7 (Texinfo release 1.5) contains about 100 acronyms more than the last release. Now V.E.R.A. knows about than 7592 acronyms.

Corrected a bug in my script to replace german comments with the according english terms which led to the comment brackets being deleted in every line touched by it.

Version 4.6 (December 1998)

Version 4.6 had not been released as Texinfo version, because there was no significant increase in the count of acronyms.

Version 4.5 (September 1998)

Version 4.5 (Texinfo release 1.4) contains about 90 acronyms more than the last release. Now V.E.R.A. knows about than 7490 acronyms.

I also received a lot of spelling corrections for the acronym expansions as well as for the text of this Texinfo release. Thanks to the submitters.

Version 4.4 (June 1998)

Version 4.4 (Texinfo release 1.3) contains about 250 acronyms more than the last release. Now V.E.R.A. knows about more than 7400 acronyms.

Version 4.2 had accidently been released containing ISO 8859-1 characters. I received no complaints, but I believe not everyone can display these characters as meant to be, so I switched back to 7 bit with this version.

Recently V.E.R.A. ran into copyright/trademark problems. It's unbelievable how small the name space in the computer field went over the years. To give you an example there are acronyms in this list which have five or more different meanings. However Systems Science Inc. agreed to solve the problem by including the following sentence into the distribution: "This dictionary has nothing to do with Systems Science Inc. or its products." Please don't wonder if you surprisingly run into this sentence.

Version 4.3 (March 1998)

I found no time to release V.E.R.A. 4.3 as Texinfo version in March 1998 as I was busy with other things. As compiling the Texinfo version is always additional work to do, I thought of to spare the March version and release the next Texinfo version on the next release date (June, 1st).

Version 4.2

Version 4.2 contains about 180 acronyms more than the last release. I also received a mail from the folks who maintain the GNU catalogue. This may mean that V.E.R.A. will be included on the GNU CD-ROM distribution, but I'm not sure.

Version 4.1 (December 1997)

Version 4.1 contains about 500 acronyms more than the initial release. Now V.E.R.A. knows about more than 7000 acronyms.

Besides I wrote a script which automagically translates the German references sometimes to be found behind the acronym expansions in the original version of V.E.R.A. into the appropriate English terms. It also adds `Germany' to German locations. However I still may have missed some German terms or locations. It is kind of awful to proof-read 7000 acronym expansions. If you still spot German terms in the references, please let me know about.

Installation as Info file

If you like to install V.E.R.A. in your Info environment, there are three steps to do so:

  1. Make an Info file from the Texinfo source, type: makeinfo vera.texi (The file extension may differ in your environment.)
  2. Copy the files generated by the previous step to the directory where the Info files reside on your site.
  3. Go to your Info directory and edit the dir file. Insert a line like the following where appropriate. * V.E.R.A.: (vera). Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms

Bugs

This edition of V.E.R.A. has been translated from German and has not been intensively proofread. Please report bugs concerning the use of broken or unsound English used in this document to the current maintainer of this document.

If you spot any faults in the acronym chapters, these will be considered a bug too. Please report those bugs to the current maintainer of this document.

Call for submissions

This acronym list is not and will never be complete. However if you feel that something particular is missing, please submit it to the current maintainer. Your submission will be included in the next edition of V.E.R.A.

Current maintainer

The current maintainer of this document is
Oliver Heidelbach <oheiabbd@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

6 Credits

The following people contributed to this document:
(In order to block spam-robots all @ have been replaced with #.)

<peterk#cbmger.de.so.commodore.com>
Wolfgang Houben <castor#newswire.de>
Hans Fischer <profi#romeo.berlinet.de>
Harald Welte <h.welte#silver.nbg.sub.org>
<a.lessmann#link-k.zer>
Rainer Frohnhoff <r.frohnhoff#aworld.zer>
Marcus Cai Degler <m.c.degler#ithh.sh.sub.de>
Sven van der Meer <vdmeer#cs.tu-berlin.de>
<elmar#peggy.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de>
Patrick Hess <poseidon#newswire.de>
Hans-Georg Forster <h.g.forster#parabol.cl.sub.de>
<thahn#berg93.in-berlin.de>
<jochen#wip.mhs.compuserve.com>
Stefan Rinne <s_rinne#trashcan.mcnet.de>
Wolfgang Kopp <kopp#naranek.camelot.de>
<ismias#wi.uni-muenster.de>
<smendoza#yeti.dit.upm.es>
<tms#dame.shnet.org>
Alexander Senne <akki#terra-i.rhein-ruhr.de>
Frank Schlueter <frs#frs.in-berlin.de>
Frank-Th. Bonnemeyer <ftb%mbpdo%mbpdo.uucp#Germany.EU.net>
Olaf Naumann <amandus#esrf.fr>
Keith Edgerley <edgerley#ebu.ch>
Kristian Koehntopp <kris#schulung.netuse.de>
Andreas Kempf <Andreas_Kempf#sidoun.go.germany-online.de>
Thomas Rexroth <100414.42#compuserve.com>
Christoph Lechner <Lechner#edvz.uni-linz.ac.at>
Timothy Slater <t.slater#link-m.de>
J.P. Lodge <jpl1#doc.ic.ac.uk>
Andre Torrez <andre#frontside.com>
Jeff Jewell <jcjewell#concentric.net>
Peter H. Wendt <phw#compunet.de>
Rene Caspersen <rene#sondagsavisen.dk>
Carsten Schymik <cschy#zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Noah Friedman <friedman#splode.com>
Robert Bihlmeyer <robbe#orcus.priv.at>
Matt Hillman <dhillman#netgate.net>
Claude Gingras <CGingras#telebec.qc>
David Frewen <a-davfre#microsoft.com>
Thorsten 'thh' Hempel <thh#valis.netestate.de>
Bruno Haible <haible#ilog.fr>
Andreas Waibel <Andreas.Waibel#studbox.uni-stuttgart.de>
Martin Zierke <Zierke#ccschaper.de>
Leonard <acmeman#myriad.net>
Otto Stolz <Otto.Stolz#uni-konstanz.de>
Wolfgang Borgert
Stefan Hackebeil <stefan#hackebeil.l.uunet.de>
Wolf Ivo Lademann <wil#kiel.netsurf.de>
Werner Henze <beinhart#cs.tu-berlin.de>
Kai Reese <reese#tecs.de>
John L. Sokol <sokol#livecam.com>
Guy Dumais <dumais#rgl.polymtl.ca>
Gerhard Moeller <Gerhard.Moeller#offis.uni-oldenburg.de>
Mike Moxcey <mmoxcey#email.aphis.usda.gov>
Marco Koering <Marco.Koering#swisscom.com>
Olaf Columbus <olaf.columbus#ffm2.sni.de>
Craig Menefee <cmenefee#cwia.com>
Kevin L. Burns <kburns#netscape.com>
Timm Cordes <tc#Informatik.TU-Cottbus.DE>
Thomas Ludwig <thomas_ludwig#hotmail.com>
Torsten Halter <halter#prokom1.gg.uunet.de>
Dr. Stephan Buehne <SBUEHNE#DE.oracle.com>
H. Kronenberg <kronenberg#imst.de>
Darren Baker <dbaker#tcon.net>
Heiko Degenhardt <Heiko.Degenhardt#rz.tu-ilmenau.de>
Simon Conti <sconti#dircon.co.uk>
Mac Schwarz <mac#phil.uni-erlangen.de>
Sven Heidelbach <Sven.Heidelbach#RegTP.de>
Nicholas Stallard <Snowy#nsstalla.dialup.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>
Patrick Wibbeler pwibbele#Adobe.COM>
Bastian Schick <elw5basc#gp.fht-esslingen.de>
davint <davint#gensw.com>
'The Lonegunmen' <tlgm#hamburg.crosswinds.net>
Tim <directorSPAMMENOT#sympatico.ca>
Daniel Lynde <Daniel.Lynde#Gateway.com>
Jens Abromeit <jens.abromeit#tcpip-gmbh.de>
Albrecht Schmiedel <atms#alibi.in-berlin.de>
Joachim Nerz <nerz#rz.uni-mannheim.de>
Prognos M. Voedisch <Michael.Voedisch#prognos.com>
Peter A.Henning <P.Henning#FH-Karlsruhe.de>
Ricardo Linden <rlinden#gotec.com.br>
Robert Klemme <klemme#unity.de>
Axel Kielhorn <A.Kielhorn#tu-bs.de>
Mark Heitbrink <m.heitbrink#kamas.de>
Philipp Steinau <Philipp.Steinau#gmx.de>
Pressman AS/400 <STEVE.GIBSON#PRESSMAN-TOY.COM>
Uwe Borchert <borchert#informatik.unibw-muenchen.de>
Georg Oehl <oehlg#yahoo.com>
Thomas Rohde <thomas.rohde#ecrc.de>
Will <broly#online1.magnus1.com>
Knut Kuelsen <Knut_K#gmx.de>
Rene Ermler <rene.ermler#informatik.stud.uni-erlangen.de>
Brian Hines <bhines#ppl.plesman.com>
Tomasz Wegrzanowski <maniek#beer.com>
Martin Mueller <martin.mueller#iuct.fhg.de>
Florian Laws <florian#void.s.bawue.de
Adam Goode <adam#myrealbox.com>
Henning Jonat <henningjonat#home.com>
Norbert Zuber <zbx#topmail.de>

About 200 acronyms dealing with the ATM subject were taken
from the online collection of the ATM forum.
By courtesy of ATM forum.

Another batch of acronyms was taken from the freely available
acronym collection "Internet Perls 22" (iperls22.zip).
By courtesy of William Hogg <wmhogg#execpc.com>.

A lot of military related acronyms as well as several others
were taken from the online collection of the DISA Center for
Standards.
By courtesy of DISA Center for Standards.

Thanks to all of them and everybody who should be missing.

Also thanks to the following people:

Richard M. Stallman
For his encouraging words to get this edition done and some comments on how a Texinfo file should be formatted. Also for the efforts taken to deal with the Systems Science Inc. copyright/trademark incident in April 1998.

Horst von Brand <vonbrand#sleipnir.valparaiso.cl>
For pointing to the inconsistency between the file name in @setfilename (upper case) and the suggested info entry (lower case).

Ricard Torres <root#tamino.udg.es>
For pointing to some Un*x install problems in release 1.3.

Carsten Leonhardt <leo#arioch.oche.de>
For sending in a lot of spelling corrections for the text of release 1.3. It were 17 if I counted right. What a shame.

H. Kronenberg <kronenberg#imst.de> For submitting numerous spelling corrections for acronym expansions.

Henning Jonat <henningjonat#home.com> for sending a long list with acronym expansions which were still missing.

7 Disclaimer

This is a special GNU edition of V.E.R.A., a list dealing with computational acronyms. It is currently maintained by Oliver Heidelbach <oheiabbd@zedat.fu-berlin.de>.

Although V.E.R.A. has been corrected and worked over for quite a long time, no guarantee can be given for the correctness of any part of its contents. Please don't get it wrong and help to correct any faults you may find.

Please send corrections to the current maintainer.

The author suggests not to redistribute corrected versions of this document, but instead to inform the actual maintainer about corrections you might have. This would help not to confuse users because of different versions.

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

Permission is granted to process this file through TeX and print the results, provided the printed document carries a copying permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by the Free Software Foundation.

Within the above restrictions the distribution of this document is explicitly encouraged and I hope you'll find it of some value.

Please note that another version of V.E.R.A. exists, which is not related to the GNU project.

This dictionary has nothing to do with Systems Science Inc. or its products.

Oliver Heidelbach (original author)
<oheiabbd@zedat.fu-berlin.de>, <o.heidelbach@telemail.berlinet.de>

Copyright © 1993/2000

Index

0

  • 0, Acronyms beginning with
  • a

  • A, Acronyms beginning with
  • About V.E.R.A.
  • Acronym, Definition of the term
  • Acronyms pointing to versions
  • Acronyms, Common style of
  • Acronyms, How to submit new
  • Acronyms, Pronunciation of
  • Acronyms, References for
  • Additional explanations
  • Alternative expansions
  • Approach, Systematic
  • b

  • B, Acronyms beginning with
  • Bugs, How to report
  • c

  • C, Acronyms beginning with
  • Call for submissions
  • Changes
  • Common style of acronyms
  • Contributors
  • Copying policy
  • Credits
  • Current maintainer
  • d

  • D, Acronyms beginning with
  • Definition of the term acronym
  • Disclaimer
  • Distribution policy
  • e

  • E, Acronyms beginning with
  • Expansions, Alternative
  • Expansions, Missing
  • Expansions, Style of
  • Explanations, Additional
  • Extensions (files)
  • f

  • F, Acronyms beginning with
  • File extensions
  • Foreword to the printed edition
  • Format used
  • g

  • G, Acronyms beginning with
  • Gaps
  • German umlauts
  • h

  • H, Acronyms beginning with
  • How to install in the Info environment
  • How to report bugs
  • How to submit new acronyms
  • i

  • I, Acronyms beginning with
  • Info environment, Installation in the
  • Installation in the Info environment
  • j

  • J, Acronyms beginning with
  • k

  • K, Acronyms beginning with
  • l

  • L, Acronyms beginning with
  • Legal stuff
  • List format
  • m

  • M, Acronyms beginning with
  • Maintainer, Current
  • Missing expansions or references
  • Modifications policy
  • n

  • N, Acronyms beginning with
  • News
  • Numbers, Acronyms beginning with
  • o

  • O, Acronyms beginning with
  • p

  • P, Acronyms beginning with
  • People who contributed
  • Printed edition, Foreword to the
  • Printing policy
  • Pronunciation of acronyms
  • q

  • Q, Acronyms beginning with
  • r

  • R, Acronyms beginning with
  • References for acronyms
  • References, Missing
  • Release notes
  • Reporting bugs
  • Requests
  • s

  • S, Acronyms beginning with
  • Structure of this document (printed version)
  • Style of expansions
  • Submissions, Call for
  • Systematic approach
  • t

  • T, Acronyms beginning with
  • Translations policy
  • u

  • U, Acronyms beginning with
  • Umlauts, German
  • Used format
  • v

  • V, Acronyms beginning with
  • V.E.R.A., What is it?
  • Versions, Acronyms pointing to
  • w

  • W, Acronyms beginning with
  • What is V.E.R.A.?
  • x

  • X, Acronyms beginning with
  • y

  • Y, Acronyms beginning with
  • z

  • Z, Acronyms beginning with

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