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Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller


Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller: In computing, Intel's Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller is a family of interrupt controllers. As its name suggests, the APIC is more advanced than Intel's 8259 Programmable Interrupt Controller, particularly enabling the construction of multiprocessor systems. It is one of several architectural designs intended to solve interrupt routing efficiency issues in multiprocessor computer systems.

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Google previewComputer Technology Encyclopedia (2008)

by Michael Graves

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC) A circuit built into all recent Intel (and most compatible) CPUs that handles system interrupts. While all CPUs throughout history have had some form of interrupt controller, the APIC offers ...

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2001)

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by J. Vlietstra

APIC Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller APICS American Production and Inventory Control Society APIF Automated Processing Information File APIS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

the advanced programmable interrupt controller (APIC) registers, and some machine state registers. Logical processors share nearly all other resources on the physical processor, such as caches, execution units, branch predictors, control ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

html Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller ( Intel, ...

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