amera) See network camera
ommunication) The exchange of data between one program and another either within the same computer or over a network. An IPC protocol generally expects a response to a request. Examples are Dynamic Data Exchange in Windows and Interapplication Communications in the Mac (see DDE
IPCs are performed automatically by the applications. For example, a spreadsheet program might query a database program to retrieve data. A manual example of an IPC is performed when users copy and paste data from one file to another.
lock cycle) The number of instructions that can be executed by a CPU in one tick of the clock. This is accomplished by various pipelining techniques that determine which instructions can be executed in parallel and keeping often-used instructions in a cache. See pipeline processing