The acronym RMS
has many possible meanings:
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- A commonly used abbreviation for root mean square, a concept that comes up in subjects such as statistics and electronics.
- The initials and handle of free software guru Richard M. Stallman. (He is perhaps better known by his initials than his name.)
- An abbreviation for Royal Mail Steamer, for example the RMS Titanic and the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. Different from His/Her Majesty's Ship which is a title reserved for commissioned warships, for example HMS Enterprise.
- An acronym for rate-monotonic scheduling, a scheduling technique in operating system design.