Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » R »

RPL

(1) Short for Remote Program Load, RPL occurs where an image is stored on a bootable floppy disk or hard disk that remote computers use to start the system (or system prompt). The client computers, often called diskless workstations do not need the floppy or hard drive to function on the network. Remote Program Load is also used to describe the booting of a computer where the operating system is obtained and loaded into its memory by another server on the network.

(2) Short for Requested Privilege Level, RPL refers to a level of privilege within the architecture of a computer system where the most privileged layer is usually zero. Ring 0 not only has the most privileges but also is the layer which directly accesses the system's hardware.

See also Understanding Hardware-Assisted Virtualization.

(3) Short for Recognized Prior Learning it is an industry acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge obtained through learning programs outside of a formal education system. E-learning and distance education programs may be considered types of RPL.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the current devices that we use today. Read More »

Small Business Marketing's Greatest Hits

The following compilation of small business marketing tips highlights some of the expert advice published over at Small Business Computing. Read More »

13 Best Free Android Apps

From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
5 Best Cloud Storage Services

With cost and security in mind, we look at five cloud storage options that will suit the needs of most home and SMB owners. Read More »

Windows 10 Tips for Desktop PC

Five basic tips to help you customize Windows 10 on your desktop PC. Read More »

29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »