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Units

Acronym - Meaning


Acronym - Meaning


Acronym - Meaning


Acronym - Meaning

Kb - Kilobit (1000 bits)


Mb - Megabit (1000 Kb)


Gb - Gigabit (1000 Mb)


Tb - Terabit (1000 Gb)

KB - Kilobyte (1000 bytes)


MB - Megabyte (1000 KB)


GB - Gigabyte (1000 MB)


TB - Terabyte (1000 GB)

KiB - Kibibyte (1024 bytes)


MiB - Mebibyte (1024 KiB)


GiB - Gibibyte (1024 MiB)


TiB - Tebibyte (1024 GiB)

Notes:  1 byte = 8 bits.  Use of the above units shorthand is inconsistent.  Networking devices tend to refer to Kb/Mb/Gb/Tb, storage devices tend to refer to KB/MB/GB/TB, while system administrators tend to refer to KiB/MiB/GiB/TiB.  The IEC binary prefixes (e.g., KiB) were first introduced in 2007.

Acronyms

Acronym

Association

Expanded

CIFS

Storage

Common Inter File System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cifs)

GbE

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GbE)

HPC


High Performance Computing

IP

Networking

Internet Protocol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_protocol)

MPI

HPC

Message Passing Interface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_Passing_Interface)

NAS

Storage

Network Attached Storage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage)

NFS

Storage

Network File System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_File_System)

TCP

Networking

Transmission Control Protocol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Control_Protocol)

VM

Systems

Virtual Machine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine)