- respiratory therapy
rt - Computer Definition
Referring to a quality of service (QoS) level designed for applications that require transmission to take place in real time, that is to say that the transmission must take place at the exact moment and in the exact sequence as the event itself takes place in the real world. Real-time QoS is essential in many applications directly involving humans and their perception of time, and particularly those involving human-to-human interaction. Voice conversations and videoconferences take place in real time and demand real-time QoS. See also non-real-time, nrt, and QoS.
(2) "Real talk." Being honest. See digispeak.
(3) (RISC Technology) An earlier 32-bit RISC-based workstation from IBM that used the company's ROMP microprocessor and PC AT 16-bit system bus. It ran two versions of Unix: IBM's AIX and AOS (Academic OS), the latter a BSD version. Introduced in 1986 as the RT PC, the "PC" was later dropped to avoid confusion with IBM's x86-based PCs. Not very popular, the RT was superseded by the RS/6000 family. See RISC.