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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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by Gaurav Sharma

Access method is a method that is used to store and retrieve data. It provides a mechanism to transfer data to or from device. In other words, it works like to find a particular home after knowing street or home address and ...

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1988)

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

Access method alternatives. FIGURE 15. Comparison of CSX1A and token polling.

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 previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2012)

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by Jakob Vlietstra

Video Timing And Controller Virtual Telecommunication| Terminal Access Method Vortex Telecommunications Access Method Virtual Telecommunication Access Method Entry Video Terminal Board Vertical Tabulation ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer & Information Technology (2014)

by Mrinal Talukdar

Access method 1. In computing, an access method is a program or a hardware mechanism that moves data ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

ISAM (indexed sequential access method) An *access method for ...

Google previewDictionary of it Terms (2009)

by S.k.bansal

An access method is also an application program interface (API) that a programmer uses to create or access data sets or to read from or write to a display terminal or other output device. Examples are the Virtual Sequential Access Method ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

Access method The software routine that is part of the operating system or network control program which handles the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

reduction Characteristics Access method Example applications the bus is empty instructions from the master Node Node Node Node Node Node Node Node Figure 4. Access methods.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications (2005)

by Rivero, Laura C.

MV3R-Tree: A spatio-temporal access method for timestamp and interval queries.

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