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bi-endian

bi-endian in Technology

Silicon schizophrenia. Processors and other chips that have can be switched to work in big-endian or little-endian mode.
The PowerPC chip has this ability, which allows it to run the little-endian Windows NT, or the big-endian Mac OS/PPC.
(1995-02-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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