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SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface)
The SCSI interface has many different variations. Some of the SCSI interfaces allow up to 15 devices to be connected to a single SCSI port. Ultra320 SCSI-3 can transmit data up to 320MB per second.
SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory)
Using a clock, the SDRAM module synchronizes the data transfer rate to the CPU with the CPU's clock. SDRAM modules are about 25% faster than EDO modules, because they are able to send and receive data in sync.
Server
A computer that serves other computers connected to it. When you go to a WebSite you are connecting to that site's Web server computer. The Web server computer is what delivers, (or serves), the WebPages.
SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language)
HTML is said to have been derived from SGML. Both languages, while somewhat different, use similar tags and have many other similarities. SGML is nowhere near as widely used as HTML: the most common Internet language.
SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol)
A protocol that provides a connection to the Internet. It is used to send and receive information.
Spam
Spam is a term referring to mass email forwarded messages, junk email, email hoaxes, and etc. Spam is especially bad, because it bogs down the Internet with unwanted junk email making it slower for us to download files or access WebPages.
SPOOLing (Simultaneous Peripheral Operation OnLine)
The method of placing tasks in a waiting buffer and accessing them once the task in front of them has been completed. Once a task has been placed in the buffer, the task is saved. If the task is waiting to be printed and the program that sent the task to the buffer closes the task will still get printed.