|n.||1.||(Gr. Myth.) A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.|
|2.||(Zool.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also |
|3.||(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.|
|Noun||1.||Triton - (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon|
|2.||triton - tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells|
|3.||triton - small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia|
|(processor)||Triton - Intel's Pentium core logic chip set. In
addition to the traditional features, this chip set supports:
EDO DRAM to increase the bandwidth of the DRAM
interface; "pipelined burst SRAM" for a cheaper, faster
second level cache; "bus master IDE" control logic to
reduce processor load; a plug and play port for easy
implementation of functions such as audio.|
The Triton I chipset (official name 82430FX) consists of 4 chips: one 82437FX TSC (Triton Sysetm Controller), two 82438FX TDP (Triton Data Path), and one 82371FB PIIX (PCI IDE Xcellerator). It supports PB Cache, EDO DRAM, and a maximum PCI and memory burst data transfer rate of 100 megabytes per second.
There are also Moble Triton (82430MX), Triton II (82430HX), and the Triton VX (82430VX) chip sets.