A program designed on a workstation and can also be run on a larger machine (such as a supercomputer) is said to be scalable. Also, a computer to which more processors, disk drives, etc. can be added is referred to as scalable.
A system is scalable if it can be made to have more (or less) computational power by configuring it with a larger (or smaller) number of processors, amount of memory, inter connection bandwidth, input/output bandwidth, and mass storage. Last Reviewed: 2005-03-31
A property of vector graphics which allows them to be made larger or smaller without any degradation of the graphic.