Definitions for "CORBA"
Common Object Request Broker Architecture (object management software for digital libraries)
components are extensions of CORBA objects, using the CORBA Component Model (CCM). The CORBA 3.0 specification provides much enhanced support for components, and puts a lot of the common bookkeeping and services (lifetime management, security, authorization, etc.) within the the ORB. Here are some more details about the component model in CORBA 3.0.
Common Object Resource Broker Architecture. An industry standard for distributed, object oriented systems and applications, including services.
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an IPC mechanism used by remote instrument control systems