ucs - Computer Definition
A joint initiative of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Unicode Consortium to develop a 32-bit character set capable of encoding all written languages. ISO 10646 defines the Universal Character Set (UCS), into which all Unicode Transformation Format (UTF) code sets map. UCS-4 is a four-octet code set into which UTF-32 maps and UCS-2 is a two-byte code set into which UTF-16 maps. UCS-1 encodes all characters in byte sequences varying from one to five bytes. See also bit, byte, code set, octet, and Unicode.
(1) (Universal Character Set) An ISO/IEC format for coding character sets. ISO/IEC 10646 was synchronized with Unicode; however, Unicode adds additional constraints, and compliance with 10646 does not guarantee compatibility with Unicode. See Unicode.
(2) (Unified Computing System) A datacenter product line from Cisco that includes blade servers, high-speed 10GbE and FCoE switches and centralized control. The term "unified computing" has been used for non-Cisco hardware that offers integrated or bundled components. See 10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE.