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hardware

the electrical circuits and electromechanical devices that make up a COMPUTER system, including the CPU (central processing unit), DISK DRIVES, keyboard, and VDU (visual display unit).
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Buying, deploying and managing distinct islands of storage increases storage hard ware and management costs--something IT is trying to avoid in times of growing data volumes.
Portsmouth, N.H.-based wireless startup Exavera Technologies has rolled out its first product: a software and hard ware platform using both Wi-Fi and RFID technologies.
Hardware reliability was so questionable that many cost- and quality-conscious accountants required computer retailers to bench-test hard ware to be sure it was sound before they shipped it.
On-chip peripherals include 4 serial, ports, glueless memory and I/O inter face, remote cold boot, on-board slave port, 40 parallel I/O lines, 7 different timers, precision pulse generation hard ware, and a battery backable time/date clock.
Holmes, manager of its Advanced General Aviation Transportation Experiment, or AGATE - an industry/government consortium that is creating the concepts, systems, and hard ware to make this possible.