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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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The relationship between server platforms and data storage continues to evolve as shared storage systems become more commonplace.
Openwave is the industry leader, and we are very glad that they selected the RADVISION SIP Toolkit and Server Platform," said Boaz Raviv, General Manager of RADVISION's Technology Business Unit.
RADVISION's SIP Server Platform allows developers to simplify call control functionality implementation, and it provides a complete framework for developing all types of SIP Server applications including Proxies, Redirect Servers, Registrars, Presence Servers and different types of Back-To-Back User Agents (B2BUAs).
Compliant with the latest IETF SIP specifications and key extensions, the RADVISION SIP Server Platform is a high performance SIP implementation and provides multiple API layers for optimal control and flexibility when developing innovative products and services.
BEA is helping usher in the new era of computing based on Intel's multi-core processor-based platforms," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager, Server Platforms Group, Intel Corporation.
Designed for use in server platforms, the 5639 product features four or eight individually software selectable front access T1/E1/J1 ports available, a gigabit ethernet port, a powerful on-board Freescale[TM] MPC8560 PowerQUICC III processor, PCI-Express connectivity to the host processor(s) and on-board support for multiple network protocols and protocol interworking.
Rack mount server platforms are emerging as a key entry solution for signaling and media applications, especially in emerging markets", said Prasad Kallur, vice president of strategic marketing at Interphase Corporation.
Virtual Iron's ability to take full advantage of Intel Virtualization Technology to virtualize server platforms with up to 32 physical CPUs, gives their customers better ROI from the consolidation of mission-critical workloads.
Companies such as Ample are working to enable quad-port GbE as a standard feature for dual-core and quad-core Xeon server platforms," said Jim Pappas, director of initiatives marketing for Intel Corporation.
9 GFlops per node during Linpack benchmarking done by Verari Systems and Intel last month demonstrates the unmatched price/performance per watt of these new server platforms," said Boyd Davis, General Manager Intel's Server Platforms Group Marketing.
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.