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Access method: An access method is a function of a mainframe operating system that enables access to data on disk, tape or other external devices. They were introduced in 1963 in IBM OS/360 operating system. Access methods provide an application programming interface for programmers to transfer data to or from device, and could be compared to device drivers in non-mainframe operating systems.

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Google previewWeb-Age Information Management (2000)

First International Conference, WAIM 2000 Shanghai, China, June 21-23, 2000 Proceedings by Hongjun Lu, Aoying Zhou

Also, we shall describe our experimental results where hana tree is compared to other point access methods to show the superiority of hana tree. 1 Introduction Multidimensional access method is an essential part of spatial database system.

Google previewAeronautical Air-Ground Data Link Communications (2014)

by Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud, Christophe Guerber, Nicolas Larrieu, Alain Pirovano, Jos? Radzik

Considering one carrier, the access method is a duplex time multiplex (TDMA). Frames are defined on a 32 s basis, each frame encompasses 13 time slots. Slots can be used either for uplink or downlink. The first time slot in each frame is ...

Google previewPlanning for the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (1995)

by William E. Burr

The queue arbitrated DQDB medium access method is a method of improving the fairness of the use the first empty slot protocol. Each DQDB slot has a header with a Busy bit and 3 Request bits. When the Busy bit is set, the emp lslots head ...

Google previewComputer Technology Encyclopedia (2008)

by Michael Graves

CSMA/CD Access Method. Sometimes simply called Ethernet. This committee keeps up with the different advances in Ethernet technology. 802.4 Token-Passing Bus Access Method. A bus network that used a token- passing method of ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Integrated Automatic Documentation IAF Interactive Facility IALE Instrumented Architectural Level Emulation IAM Indexed Access Method (IBM); Innovation Access Method IAMACS International Association for Mathematics and Computers ...

Google previewNew International Dictionary of Acronyms in Library and Information Science and Related Fields (1994)

by Henryk Sawoniak, Maria Witt

Q/A systems - Question/Answer systems QAM - Queued Access Method QAS - Question-Answering System QASL - Quebec Association of School Librarians ( Provincial Association of Protestants Teachers of Quebec - CA) QBA - Queensland ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1988)

Volume 19 - Supplement 4: Access Technoogy: Inc. to Symbol Manipulation Patkages by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

However, the deepest difference among alternative systems concerns the "access method." Acceii Method There are many ways in which a broad-band. 224 Local Area Networks o ...

Google previewComputer Jargon Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Eddie Martin

See Also: Access; Access Time; Beginning of File; BOF; Database; DB; Direct Access; End of File; EOF; File; Index Sequential File; Indexed Sequential Access Method; ISAM; Key; Keyed Sequential Access Method; KSAM; R/W; Random File; ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

is a network access method used on shared network topologies such as Ethernet for a node to verify the absence of other traffic before transmitting on a ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (2006)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Access Method 1: A data structure that enables fast access over the records of a database file. Careful tuning or selection of the appropriate access method is very important in database performance. (Tzouramanis, 2005) ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

salary SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty SAM sequential access method; single Asian ...

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2001)

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

DX Distance DX Duplex DXAM Distributed Indexed Access Method dxb drawing interchange binary (file extension indicator) DXC Data Exchange Control DXC Digital|Direct Cross- Connect ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (A - F) (2004)

Cable Access Methods A cable access method is how ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Cable Access Methods A cable access method is how ...

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