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Definition: UCS


(1) (Universal Character Set) An ISO/IEC format for coding character sets. ISO/IEC 10646 was synchronized with Unicode; however, Unicode adds additional constraints, and compliance with 10646 does not guarantee compatibility with Unicode. See Unicode.

(2) (Unified Computing System) A datacenter product line from Cisco that includes blade servers, high-speed 10GbE and FCoE switches and centralized control. The term "unified computing" has been used for non-Cisco hardware that offers integrated or bundled components. See 10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE.