Definition of microcode in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)kəʊd


[mass noun] Computing
  • A very low-level instruction set which is stored permanently in a computer or peripheral controller and controls the operation of the device.
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    • The SteelVine embedded microcode supports features like disk-to-disk copy and rebuild, packet cyclic redundancy checks and generation, hot-plug and asynchronous event notification.
    • For seamless upgrades, enterprise libraries now allow for new drives to be attached and library microcode to be loaded while the library is running.
    • It is also imperative that all drives in your library are running on the same microcode to eliminate any cross-programming issues.

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