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a table; a tablet
one of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids
Tabula was a Roman board game, and is generally thought to be the direct ancestor of modern backgammon. The earliest description of tabula is in an epigram of Byzantine Emperor Zeno, given by Agathias of Myrine, who describes a game in which Zeno goes from a strong position to a very weak one after an unfortunate dice roll. The rules of Tabula were reconstructed in the 19th century by Becq de Fouquières based upon this epigram. Tabula was most likely a later refinement of ludus duodecim scriptorum, with the board's middle row of points removed, and only the two outer rows remaining. The game was played on a board nearly identical to a modern backgammon board. Two players had 15 pieces each, and moved them in opposing directions around the board, according to the roll of three dice. A piece resting alone in a space on the board was vulnerable to being hit.
Tabula, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, develops programmable logic devices for programmable logic, memory, and signal processing applications. It offers 3-D programmable logic devices that support a portfolio of soft IP cores, including DDR2 and DDR3 memory controllers, PCI Express, gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet, soft CPUs, sRIO, CPRI, and OBSAI; and Spacetime, a programmable logic architecture that reconfigures logic, memory, and interconnect at multi-GHz rates. Tabula, Inc. was formerly known as Everychip, Inc. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
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