2006-02-20

slewing

(Thanks to Doug for mentioning the bus slewing his computer does and its concomitant special memory module requirements.)

Generically, the response of an electronic circuit when there is a large increase in its input.

More specifically, from the Apple page on PowerMac G5s and Bus Slewing...

To lower power consumption, heat generation, and fan noise, the Power Mac G5 computer incorporates an automatic power management technique called bus slewing. Bus slewing is designed to run at high processor/bus speeds and high voltage when the demand on the processor is high, and to run at low processor/bus speeds and low voltage when the demand on the processor is low.

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