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Network Services

Acronym

Expanded

GbE

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

IB

Infiniband (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfiniBand) - QDR=40Gb/s

IP

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

TCP

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

Storage Services

Acronym

Expanded

CIFS

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

HSM

Hierarchical Storage Management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_storage_management)

NAS

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

NFS

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

KB

Kilobyte - either 10{3} bytes (disk) or 2{10} bytes (other)

MB

Megabyte - either 10{6} bytes (disk) or 2{20} bytes (other)

GB

Gigabyte - either 10{9} bytes (disk) or 2{30} bytes (other)

TB

Terabyte - either 10{12} bytes (disk) or 2{^40} bytes (other)

In 2007, an IEC binary prefixes (KiB, MiB, GiB, TiB, etc.) were introduced. They haven't yet been universally adopted.

Others

Acronym

Expanded

HPC

High Performance Computing (legacy)

HPRC

High Performance and Research Computing

MPI

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

VM

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

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