Short for Advanced Power Management, an API developed by Intel and Microsoft that allows developers to include power management in BIOSes. APM defines a layer between the hardware and the operating system that effectively shields the programmer from hardware details.
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Applications Program Manager. A function on the console computer which coordinates application task scheduling by making sure the PA or SA executes at the proper periodic rate, recognizes the keyboard interrupt, etc. It also performs console data collection tasks, determines the visible cursor position, shaft encoder position, touch panel x,y posit... Found on http://www-bdnew.fnal.gov/operations/accgloss/gloss.html