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Synonyms for accelerator

a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

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XPedite2000 is software compatible with all Cavium standard PCI, PCI-X accelerator boards. Cavium's software support includes a rich, full-featured set of software drivers, utilities, a common API set and reference application software.
Recommended: CPU Type & Speed: Pentium II 233 MHz (or equivalent processor); Video card: Direct 3D AGP bus 4MB or PCI bus 8MB 3D accelerator board; Hard Drive Space: 200 MB; Memory: 64 MB; Sound card: 16 bit Direct Sound(tm) compatible
BrainTech (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) and UTMC Microelectronic Systems (Colorado Springs, Colo.) have jointly developed a fuzzy logic-based visual-recognition accelerator board called IMPAC.
Each model also features a 16X-speed CD-ROM drive, an ATI graphics accelerator board with 1MB or 2MB of memory, and an NEC 16 Watt sound system with 3D Surround Sound.
An automatic document feeder and an imaging accelerator board also enhances speed.
Also, having an automatic document feeder and an imaging accelerator board (an electronic component that is not standard in most computers) also enhances speed.
Hardware: MacIIxi design workstation with 8 megabytes of RAM, 100-300 megabyte internal hard drive, laser printer, full-color, high-resolution, refrigerator-sized double-page display monitor, accelerator board, network hardware including a file server to link your department with other workstations and client groups, cd-room drive, mass magnetic media storage system, 9600 baud modem, color scanner, color printer and maybe even a super high resolution output device such as a Linotronic L-300.
This new workstation, along with the recently unveiled Sun Expert3D-Lite graphics accelerator board, also priced under $1,000, brings full 3D functionality to a new price point for 64-bit workstations.