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subsystem

 [sub´sis-tem]
1. a smaller system within a larger one; it has a purpose of its own but also contributes to the overall purpose of the system to which it belongs.
2. in family systems theory, a triad, dyad, or other group of members who are linked by a special association.

subsystem

[sub′sistəm]
a smaller component of a large system composed of individuals or dyads, formed by generation, gender, interest, or function.
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Rather than focusing on fielding a complete, coherent design, they need to prioritize their requirements and ensure that operational forces and sustaining institutions--the subsystems of a national security system--develop in phase with one another.
If the same cognitive subsystem were impaired, he reasons, one would observe the same symptoms, but since kids have different symptoms, different cognitive subsystems must be impaired.
Thus, a global business organization might be seen in terms of two subsystems, with all of its physical facilities and employees based in one country, but with sale and distribution efforts in others might be described in terms of two subsystems: national production and marketing, and international sale and distribution.
The ARC Video Subsystem requires as little as 160 MHz, with low power consumption and small die size, to decode a 1.
The BMC Subsystem Optimizer solution is transparent to databases and applications, requiring no changes to application code.
Therefore, for usable or working subsystems, tape pricing is less expensive than disk pricing and it becomes increasingly less expensive as the cartridge-to-drive ratio increases.
The SPC is a non-profit corporation that defines, standardizes, and promotes storage subsystem benchmarks, as well as disseminates objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and its customers.
Derek Meyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing at ARC International, said, "The ARC Player Subsystem is another example of how ARC International is leading the IP industry by offering more than a single-function processor core.
As mentioned, data that comes from a mainframe into the SAN is similar to any data transfer that occurs on a device-to-device level in the SAN-there has to be some way to place the data onto a device or subsystem where its location can be managed correctly by a file or database system.
The ARC Video Subsystem is based upon an ARC 700 family core that is coupled with the company's award winning single instruction multiple data (SIMD) accelerator, which was specifically designed for video and audio processing.
The fact that, with Fibre Channel, many computers and storage subsystems can coexist and interact on the same SAN causes new challenges that were not present in the traditional "one to one" topologies.
After evaluating competitive offerings, it was clear that ARC was the only company to offer a roadmap of scalable subsystems that have been successfully implemented by companies throughout the industry," said Dr.