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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)

PB

Petabyte (1000 TB)

Acronym

Meaning

KiB

Kibibyte (1024 bytes)

MiB

Mebibyte (1024 KiB)

GiB

Gibibyte (1024 MiB)

TiB

Tebibyte (1024 GiB)

PiB

Pebibyte (1024 TiB)

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.

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

HSM

Storage

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

IB

Networking

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

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)

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