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Published: 2014/08/04
Channel: Dave Crabbe
A Brief History of Computing Platforms
A Brief History of Computing Platforms
Published: 2012/01/16
Channel: AsymcoInteractive
The Three Ways to Cloud Compute
The Three Ways to Cloud Compute
Published: 2010/05/30
Channel: ExplainingComputers
Edge Computing  Platform
Edge Computing Platform
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: NTT SCL
Comparing Cloud Computing Platforms
Comparing Cloud Computing Platforms
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Cloud Academy
Cloud Computing Services Models - IaaS PaaS SaaS Explained
Cloud Computing Services Models - IaaS PaaS SaaS Explained
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Ecourse Review
The Cloudcast - Cloud Computing - Platform as a Service
The Cloudcast - Cloud Computing - Platform as a Service
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: TheCloudcastNET
Firefly RK3288 Quad Core Cortex-A17 powerful computing platform
Firefly RK3288 Quad Core Cortex-A17 powerful computing platform
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: Derek Dickerson
SpatialOS | Get started with our distributed computing platform
SpatialOS | Get started with our distributed computing platform
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Improbable
TEDxPhilly - Youngjin Yoo - A city as a computing platform
TEDxPhilly - Youngjin Yoo - A city as a computing platform
Published: 2011/12/21
Channel: TEDx Talks
What is Cloud Computing?
What is Cloud Computing?
Published: 2009/02/25
Channel: sfdcMktg
Building a Trusted Computing Platform
Building a Trusted Computing Platform
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: @Scale
Subgraph OS overview |  Adversary resistant computing platform
Subgraph OS overview | Adversary resistant computing platform
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Riba Linux
What Is A Computing Platform?
What Is A Computing Platform?
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Sri Tips
Optional Tutorial: QISKIT Quantum Computing Platform
Optional Tutorial: QISKIT Quantum Computing Platform
Published: 2017/12/08
Channel: IBM Research
The Distributed Edge Computing Platform
The Distributed Edge Computing Platform
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Matthew Austin
What Is A Computing Platform?
What Is A Computing Platform?
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: sparky feel
What Is A Computing Platform?
What Is A Computing Platform?
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Til Til
DeepBrain Chain : An Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Driven Computing Platform
DeepBrain Chain : An Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Driven Computing Platform
Published: 2018/01/10
Channel: The Cryptoniac
Edge Computing (Platform) as a Service powered by OpenStack
Edge Computing (Platform) as a Service powered by OpenStack
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: OpenStack Foundation
WIN MB-80100 Dense Computing Platform
WIN MB-80100 Dense Computing Platform
Published: 2011/01/03
Channel: Nilesh Patel
The Breadth of the GPU Accelerated Computing Platform and Its Impact on Deep Learning
The Breadth of the GPU Accelerated Computing Platform and Its Impact on Deep Learning
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: RichReport
PostgreSQL as a distributed computing platform
PostgreSQL as a distributed computing platform
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: PostgresOpen
LocalGrid Fog Computing Platform
LocalGrid Fog Computing Platform
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: LocalGrid Technologies Inc.
Virtual Reality Is the
Virtual Reality Is the 'Last Computing Platform' - IGN Unfiltered
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: IGN
GigaSpaces XAP In-Memory Computing Platform
GigaSpaces XAP In-Memory Computing Platform
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: GigaSpaces Technologies
The Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform
The Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: RichReport
HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform
HBP High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: HumanBrainProject
Palm Computing Platform CM
Palm Computing Platform CM
Published: 2009/11/26
Channel: TheTsuno1111
The Human Brain Project SP 9: Neuromorphic Computing Platform
The Human Brain Project SP 9: Neuromorphic Computing Platform
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: HumanBrainProject
Baidu CFO: Cars Are the Next Big Computing Platform
Baidu CFO: Cars Are the Next Big Computing Platform
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Bloomberg
XAP In-Memory Computing Software Platform
XAP In-Memory Computing Software Platform
Published: 2013/07/24
Channel: GigaSpaces Technologies
openstack building a free massively scalable cloud computing platform
openstack building a free massively scalable cloud computing platform
Published: 2011/02/15
Channel: FOSDEM
Advanced Cloud Computing Platform as a Service PaaS Service Model
Advanced Cloud Computing Platform as a Service PaaS Service Model
Published: 2014/01/15
Channel: Simplilearn
Access IBM PowerAI platform with Nimbix Cloud Computing Platform
Access IBM PowerAI platform with Nimbix Cloud Computing Platform
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Rich Hagarty
[Hindi] Cloud Computing Explained in Detail
[Hindi] Cloud Computing Explained in Detail
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: Technical Guruji
Cloud Computing - CompTIA Security+ SY0-401: 1.3
Cloud Computing - CompTIA Security+ SY0-401: 1.3
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: Professor Messer
Andromium Computing Platform Transforms Your Smartphone Into A Desktop PC
Andromium Computing Platform Transforms Your Smartphone Into A Desktop PC
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: Gadgets And Tutorials
Cloud Computing | Tutorial #7 | Cloud Service Models: Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Cloud Computing | Tutorial #7 | Cloud Service Models: Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Ranji Raj
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Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: Santosh Vishwakarma
Cloud Computing Services - Hindi - #3
Cloud Computing Services - Hindi - #3
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: IT India
BlackBerry 10 Mobile Computing Platform
BlackBerry 10 Mobile Computing Platform
Published: 2013/08/10
Channel: BBin
Cloud Computing Tutorial for Beginners - 3 | Cloud Service Models | Microsoft Azure
Cloud Computing Tutorial for Beginners - 3 | Cloud Service Models | Microsoft Azure
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: BestDotNetTraining
Architecture in IoT-Edge computing platform-Part 1
Architecture in IoT-Edge computing platform-Part 1
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: Qiuyi Ding
Boxis.net Cloud Computing Platform
Boxis.net Cloud Computing Platform
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: boxisnet
Audi and nVIDIA DRIVE Computing Platform | CES 2017
Audi and nVIDIA DRIVE Computing Platform | CES 2017
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Autoblog
Understanding is Power, Loop AI Labs Cognitive Computing Platform, Bart Peintner (CTO)
Understanding is Power, Loop AI Labs Cognitive Computing Platform, Bart Peintner (CTO)
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: Loop AI Labs Cognitive Computing
Windows Azure: Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing
Windows Azure: Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing
Published: 2010/12/15
Channel: microsoftlearning
Canada
Canada's Advanced Research Computing Platform
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Compute Canada | Calcul Canada
Architecture in IoT-Edge computing platform-Part 2
Architecture in IoT-Edge computing platform-Part 2
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: Qiuyi Ding
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A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed. It may be the hardware or the operating system (OS), even a web browser or other underlying software, as long as the program code is executed in it. Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries.[1] A computing platform is the stage on which computer programs can run.

A platform can be seen both as a constraint on the software development process, in that different platforms provide different functionality and restrictions; and as an assistance to the development process, in that they provide low-level functionality ready-made. For example, an OS may be a platform that abstracts the underlying differences in hardware and provides a generic command for saving files or accessing the network.

Components[edit]

Platforms may also include:

  • Hardware alone, in the case of small embedded systems. Embedded systems can access hardware directly, without an OS; this is referred to as running on "bare metal".
  • A browser in the case of web-based software. The browser itself runs on a hardware+OS platform, but this is not relevant to software running within the browser.[2]
  • An application, such as a spreadsheet or word processor, which hosts software written in an application-specific scripting language, such as an Excel macro. This can be extended to writing fully-fledged applications with the Microsoft Office suite as a platform.[3]
  • Software frameworks that provide ready-made functionality.
  • Cloud computing and Platform as a Service. Extending the idea of a software framework, these allow application developers to build software out of components that are hosted not by the developer, but by the provider, with internet communication linking them together.[4] The social networking sites Twitter and facebook are also considered development platforms.[5][6]
  • A virtual machine (VM) such as the Java virtual machine or .NET CLR. Applications are compiled into a format similar to machine code, known as bytecode, which is then executed by the VM.
  • A virtualized version of a complete system, including virtualized hardware, OS, software and storage. These allow, for instance, a typical Windows program to run on what is physically a Mac.

Some architectures have multiple layers, with each layer acting as a platform to the one above it. In general, a component only has to be adapted to the layer immediately beneath it. For instance, a Java program has to be written to use the Java virtual machine (JVM) and associated libraries as a platform, but does not have to be adapted to run for the Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS platforms. However, the JVM, the layer beneath the application, does have to be built separately for each OS.[7]

Operating system examples[edit]

Desktop, laptop, server[edit]

Mobile[edit]

Android, a popular mobile operating system

Software frameworks[edit]

Hardware examples[edit]

Ordered roughly, from more common types to less common types:

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