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Adobe Systems is an American computer software company, with headquarters in San Jose, California.
AOL is an American global Internet services and media company operated by Time Warner.
Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, computer software, and computer hardware accessories.
Corel is a software company, specialising in graphics applications.
This category is for computer companies that have products (usually with a significant hardware component) that are solely related to data warehousing. This would include data warehouse appliance companies as well as specialty storage vendors. If a company has database or database related software, you should consider submitting under Computers/Software/Databases. If the software is primarily related to data warehousing, you should consider submitting it under Computers/Software/Databases/Data_Warehousing. Thank you!
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The International Business Machines Corporation is an international computer technology company with headquarters in Armonk, New York, USA.
This category has links which point to other Open Directory categories on various aspects of Microsoft Corporation.
This category has links which point to other Open Directory categories on various aspects of Microsoft Corporation. Please submit links to those categories, and not to this one. Thank you.
Manufacturers and Developers: updates, service packs, on-line technical support.
This category deals with support for IBM products and technologies, if you are a general retailer please submit directly to /Computers/Hardware/Retailers/ then the letter for your company name.

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A render farm is a computer cluster to render computer generated imagery (CGI), typically for film and television visual effects. The rendering of images is a highly parallelizable activity, as each frame can be calculated independently of the others, with the main communication between processors being the upload of the initial source material, such as models and textures, and the download of the finished images.

As a rule of thumb, CG images take roughly an hour per frame to render. The amount of time it takes to render an image has remained roughly constant over two decades, in spite of huge improvements in computer processing power. The reason for this is that advances in computer power are absorbed by increased computation in order to meet demands to achieve state-of-the-art image quality, while the hour-per-frame figure arises from the demands of production timescales.

To manage large farms, one must introduce a queue manager that will facilitate automatic distribution of processes to the many processors. The software is typically a client-server package that facilitates communication between the processors and the queue manager, although some queues have no central manager. Some common features of a queue managers are: re-prioritization of the queue, management of software licenses, and algorithms to best optimize throughput based on various types of hardware in the farm.

The use of render farms in the entertainment industry can be viewed as one early application of grid computing.

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The software development life cycle includes the following:

  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Definition
  • Systems Design
  • Code Implementation
  • Code Integration
  • Testing
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance

Software development companies are primarily engaged in the business of providing one or more of the above services along with training and support.

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Last Updated 21 Sept 2002 by wkallander

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