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partition (something into something)

to divide or separate something into something [smaller]. I will partition this room into two separate spaces. Do you think you can partition this box into four compartments so we can store files by quarter?

partition something off

to divide off a section of something. They planned to partition the basement off. We will partition off a larger area.
See also: off, partition

partition off

To divide or separate something by or as if by means of a partition: The construction workers partitioned off each office with drywall. My vacation was almost ruined when my wallet was stolen, but I've partitioned that event off from my memories of the trip.
See also: off, partition
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We were the first commercial supplier with a partitioned and certified DO-178B RTOS, and now we are introducing the first partitioned IEC 61508 solution, enabling device manufacturers to achieve higher safety with lower costs and faster time-to-market.
The new Hitachi TagmaStore(TM) Adaptable Modular Storage and Workgroup Modular Storage lineup are successors to the popular Hitachi Thunder 9500(TM) V Series modular storage systems and provide advanced enterprise features such as Logical Cache Partitioning that can be tailored to support high-performance computing environments, rich media applications, and online transaction processing (OLTP) -- enabling a concurrent mix of up to 16 partitioned workloads -- optimizing cache performance for each individual application.
As a result, INTEGRITY-178B can support different system architectures including a push architecture (ARINC 653 style), a pull architecture (client-server model), event driven, or time sliced, making INTEGRITY-178B an exemplary solution for today's systems that require a partitioned hard real-time operating system.
The system administration, recording and statistics are all partitioned and managed independently by the reseller.
Designers are able to view the partitioned sections and update the design view for monitoring the status and progress of other sections.
The Universal Storage Platform's cache, ports, and internal and external capacity can be logically partitioned into as many as 32 independently managed Private Virtual Storage Machines.
It is a robustly partitioned, hard RTOS that has been designed and developed from the ground up to safeguard applications that operate at the highest levels of safety and security classification, protecting them from the most catastrophic safety hazards and malicious security threats.