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What does scalable mean, in reference to a computer?

Answer: Scalable is synonymous with expandable. A computer with a scalable architecture is able to be upgraded easily and for a long time. When buying network equipment, it is especially important that it is scalable so that it can work with the newer systems that may be added on later. The less scalable your equipment is, the sooner you'll be forced to upgrade.

Entered: September 25, 1999 – by Per Christensson

Category: Hardware

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