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Abend

Informal; to end a project or process prematurely. This term is used especially in computer-related projects. It is a portmanteau of "abnormal end."
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A spokesperson from Memory Protection Devices, said, 'This is quite an honour for us.
Tom Blaha is the president of Memory Protection Devices.
Wendy Kaiser, strategic lead for Mental Health at NHS South of Tyne and Wear, said: "We are making a significant investment in a new memory protection service which will help to support GPs and local health services to offer improved care for people with dementia, their families and carers."
M68HC908GP32 has several protective and security functions implemented such as low-voltage inhibit which monitors power supply voltage, computer operates properly (COP) counter and FLASH memory protection mechanism preventing unauthorized reading of the user's program.
These requirements include modularity, multi-tasking, memory protection, robust security and state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities.
Basic system advantages such as memory protection, preemptive multitasking, optimized memory management, and excellent network properties enhance professional deployment and ambitious home use.
New Mac OS X support, providing pre-emptive multi-tasking, memory protection, PDF support and the Aqua interface.
Mac OS X is built upon a stable, open source, UNIX-based foundation called Darwin, and features true memory protection, preemptive multitasking and symmetric multiprocessing when running on the dual processor Power Mac G4.
Java provides a program with logical memory protection, and so removes the need for hardware memory protection and system calls.
Other new features in some of the 14 models include "show saver memory protection" that will preserve preset record functions even if the power goes out, and a cable box control for automatic time-shift recording for consumers who own an RCA DSS system and cable.
To insure that programs do not pilfer memory, mainframes and the later Intel microprocessors have memory protection hardware built into the system.
This added security of memory protection means the UF-280M rarely fails, even if power does.