- fabric computing
- - is a set of computing, storage, memory and I/O components joined through a fabric interconnect, and the software to configure and manage them.
- Fabric-Based Computing
- - (FBC) is a modular form of computing in which a system can be aggregated from separate (or disaggregated) building-block modules connected over a fabric or switched backplane. Fabric-based infrastructure (FBI) differs from FBC by enabling existing technology elements to be grouped and packaged in a fabric-enabled environment, while the technology elements of an FBC solution will be designed solely around the fabric implementation model.
- Fabric-Based Infrastructure
- - (FBI) is an emerging area of vertical integration of hardware and software infrastructure with automation on top, promised to assist IT organizations in realizing their visions of a dynamically optimized data center, which we term “real-time infrastructure.” It is being driven more from a vendor perspective today (versus a customer pull model) as vendors seek to take a larger share of the IT budget to meet their growth goals in an era of constrained IT budgets. The automation layer, at a minimum, focuses on automating infrastructure provisioning inclusive of server, storage and networking resources, inclusive of Internet Protocol (IP) address automation and storage naming, with some providers also focused on enabling hybrid cloud environments between their customers and service providers, and provisioning the software stack above the hypervisor and operating environments. FBI differs from fabric-based computing (FBC) by enabling existing technology elements to be grouped and packaged in a fabric-enabled environment to achieve a modicum of infrastructure convergence.
- Facebook Commerce
- - (F-commerce) is the retail transaction capability offered within the Facebook social network platform. These transactional capabilities are facilitated via the utilization of Facebook APIs that allow retailers to present products, information and offers to consumers, as well as allow consumers to complete transactions within Facebook.
- Factory Scheduling
- - factory or production scheduling, often termed finite scheduling or finite capacity scheduling (FCS), is a supply chain planning (SCP) technology designed to translate an operating plan into a granular set of daily manufacturing activities to fulfill planned orders. Supporting technology dissects the operating plan into specific work processes, optimizing the allocation of production resources against ongoing change and constraints to produce to the daily schedule. Traditionally, these applications have been batch-centric: Planning data is input daily, schedules are created in batch-planning cycles overnight, and changes between planning cycles are handled manually. Today, some factory scheduling tools can take current constraints, including resource (physical assets and raw materials) and appropriate staff availability, into account, interfacing back to planning systems so that they are continuously optimized based on the actual expected production.
- Fail-stop signature scheme