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An Operating System (OS) is the software program that runs on a computer or mobile device and handles the most fundamental tasks. Examples of common operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX.

A10 Networks Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) represents a new kind of operating system for New Generation Application Delivery Controllers and New Generation Server Load Balancers. ACOS leverages the best combination of hardware and software to maximize performance for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Additional hardware streamlines the packet flow and off-loads CPU-intensive applications, resulting in greater performance, and making A10 Thunder Series the most flexible, scalable, energy-efficient solution on the market today.