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platform

 [plat´form]
a flat horizontal surface higher than the level of the areas around it.
force platform a small platform that measures variations in downward force between different points on its surface, for assessing stability of stance and posture as a person stands on it. Called also force plate.

platform

a collective term for computer hardware and software components of a particular system.
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Windows NT and Linux were the only two server platforms identified by survey respondents as "business-critical computing environments" within their enterprises, according to a new survey-based study published by IDC Latin America.
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The enhanced SIP Server Platform allows our customers to realize significant competitive advantages," said Adi Paz, Sr.
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Ample's high-performance LAN silicon, together with Dual-Core Intel[R] Xeon[R] Processor 5100 Series and 5300 series, enables quad-port, high-performance Gigabit Ethernet as a baseline feature on server platforms.
SAN DIEGO -- Verari Systems(TM), the premier developer of powerful, platform-independent blade computing systems, today announced that it will introduce new server platforms based on the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5100 (formerly codenamed "Woodcrest") featuring advanced FBD memory, PCI Express I/O, hardware-assisted virtualization and more reliability features which give customers the power to do more with every server.
These FBDIMMs, using 1 gigabit (Gb) DDR2-533 components, allow server platforms to realize the maximum available capacities of system memory for outstanding performance and reliability.