What does ARCS stand for?

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Academic Research Connecting The Sciences

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ARCS

Achievement Reward For College Scientists

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ARCS

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
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Administrative Record Classification System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ARCS

Administrative Records Classification System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Admiralty Raster Chart Service

Governmental » Military

   
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Advanced Research Computing System

Academic & Science » Universities

   
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Advanced Risc Computing Standard

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Alaska Rural Communication System

Regional » Alaska

   
ARCS

Arrayable Radial Coherent System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ARCS

Assessment And Remediation Of Contaminated Sediments

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

   
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Attention Relevance Confidence And Satisfaction

Community » Educational

   
ARCS

Attention Relevance Confidence Satisfaction

Community

   
ARCS

Attention Relevance Confidence Satisfiction

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
ARCS

Attenuation Relevance Confidence Satisfaction

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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The Association Of Regulatory And Clinical Scientists

Business » Professional Organizations

   

What does ARCS mean?

ARCS
ARCS is a firmware bootloader used in most computers produced by SGI since the beginning of the 1990s. The ARCS system is loosely compliant with the Advanced RISC Computing standard, promulgated by the Advanced Computing Environment consortium in the early 1990s. In another sense, the ARC standard is based on SGI's ARCS, which was used as a basis for generating the ARC standard itself, although ARC calls for a little-endian system while ARCS system is big-endian on all MIPS-based systems. Despite various inconsistencies between the two, both SGI's ARCS implementations and the ARC standard share many commonalities. Most of the computers which use the ARCS firmware are based on the MIPS line of microprocessors. But, the SGI Visual Workstation series, which is based on the Intel Pentium III, also uses ARCS. The Visual Workstation series is the only commercially produced Intel 80386-compatible system which used an ARCS firmware, rather than the traditional PC BIOS used in most Intel 386-lineage machines. A list of product lines which use the ARCS console includes: ⁕SGI Crimson ⁕SGI Indigo

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