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Units

Acronym

Meaning

Kb

Kilobit (1000 bits)

Mb

Megabit (1000 Kb)

Gb

Gigabit (1000 Mb)

Acronym

Meaning

KB

Kilobyte (1000 bytes)

MB

Megabyte (1000 KB)

GB

Gigabyte (1000 MB)

TB

Terabyte (1000 GB)

Acronym

Meaning

KiB

Kibibyte (1024 bytes)

MiB

Mebibyte (1024 KiB)

GiB

Gibibyte (1024 MiB)

TiB

Tebibyte (1024 GiB)

The KB, MB, GB, and TB acronyms may refer to KiB, MiB, GiB, TiB in some cases. This will usually only be when manufacturers publish information in this way. Note: The IEC binary prefixes (e.g., KiB) were only introduced in 2007.

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)

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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