It is a transform of a string of indefinite
length to a n-bit binary number.
Similar to a hash or CRC code.
The width of the icon is typically 64 bits. The
first part of the icon, depending on the number of rows in the index,is used to specify which row of an index
is to be accessed. The rest is used as a “confirmer” to be explained
NeoCore uses a patented technique to create the
icon: to create a 64-bit icon you would access four 256-row tables and XOR
the resultant values.The technique
allows processing 32 bits at a time from the input string.
Mean time to store a “small3.config” XOO7
Document was slightly over 21 seconds.
The XOO7 team reported the time to prepare or
convert the XML document so that it could be stored. The mean time for a
“small3.config” document was about 5 minutes. They did not report how much
time it subsequently took to store the document.
Our testing: Dell 350, Windows XP Professional,
3GHz CPU, 1.5GB RAM. XOO7 original testing: SunOS 5.7 Unix, 333MHz, 256MB