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Glossary of Terms List of Acronyms : A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


A

  • AA - Application Area
  • AAI - Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure
  • ACF - ATLAS Computing Facility
  • ACID - Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability
  • ACL - Access Control List
  • ADD - Architecture Design Document
  • AFS - Andrew File System
  • AG - Access Grid
  • AGSC - Access Grid Support Centre
  • AHE - Applications Hosting Environment
  • AII - Automated Installation Infrastructure
  • AJO - Abstract Job Object
  • AKT - Advanced Knowledge Technologies
  • ALFA - América Latina - Formación Académica
  • ALICE - A Large Ion Collider Experiment
  • ALiEn - ALICE Environment
  • AMGA - ARDA Metadata Catalogue Project
  • AMI (1) - Amazon Machine Images
  • AMI (2) - Atlas Metadata Interface
  • AMS - Advanced Multi-threaded Server
  • ANL - Argonne National Laboratory
  • AOD - Analysis Object Data
  • APAC - Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing
  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • APEL - Accounting Processor for Event Logs
  • APGrid - Asia Pacific Grid
  • APROC - Asia Pacific Regional Operation Center
  • APT - Advanced Package Tool
  • APART - Automatic Performance Analysis: Resources and Tools
  • ARC (1) - Advanced Resource Connector
  • ARC (2) - Authenticated Remote Control
  • ARDA - A Realisation of Distributed Analysis for LHC
  • AS - Autonomous System
  • ASN.1 - Abstract Syntax Notation One
  • ASP - Application Service Provider
  • ASTA - Advanced Support for TeraGrid Applications
  • ATF - Architecture Task Force
  • ATLAS - A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS
  • ATP - Aggregated Topology Provider
  • AUP - Acceptable Use Policy
  • AVO - Astrophysical Virtual Observatory

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Q

  • QCG - QosCosGrid (Quasi-opportunistic supercomputing for complex systems in Grid Environments)
  • QCOW - QEMU Copy-On-Write

R

  • RA - Registration Authority
  • RACF - The RHIC and ATLAS Computing Facility
  • RADIUS - Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
  • RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks
  • RAT - Risk Assessment Team
  • RB - Resource Broker
  • RC - Resource Centre
  • RDBMS - Relation Database Management System
  • RDIG - Russian Data Intensive Grid
  • RFIO - Remote File I/O
  • RFT - Reliable File Transfer
  • R-GMA - Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture
  • RHIC - Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
  • RI - Resource Infrastructure
  • RLI - Replica Location Index
  • RLS - Replica Location Service
  • RMOST - Result Monitoring and Online Steering Tool
  • RMS - Resource Management System
  • ROC - Regional Operations Centre
  • ROD - Regional Operator on Duty
  • RP - Resource infrastructure Provider
  • RPC - Remote Procedure Call
  • RPM - RPM Package Manager
  • RRD - Round-robin database
  • RSH - Remote shell
  • RSL - Resource Specification Language
  • RT - Request Tracker
  • RTM - Real Time Monitor
  • RUQI - Resource Usage Querying Interface
  • RUS - Resource Usage Service

S

  • SaaS - Software-as-a-Service
  • SAM - Service Availability Monitoring
  • SAML - Security Assertion Markup Language
  • SAN - Storage Area Network
  • SASL - Simple Authentication and Security Layer
  • SC - Supercomputing
  • SCAS - Site Central Authorization Service
  • SCG - Security Coordination Group
  • SCiDAC - Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing
  • SCRAM - Software Configuration, Release And Management
  • SDG - Security Drill Group
  • SDK - Software Development Kit
  • SDO - Standard Organisation Body
  • SDSC - San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • SE - Storage Element
  • SEE-GRID - South Eastern European Grid-enabled eInfrastructure Development
  • SEQUIN - Service Quality across Independently managed Networks
  • SFN - Storage File Name
  • SFT - Site Functional Tests
  • SGAS - SweGrid Accounting System
  • SGE - Sun Grid Engine
  • SGM - Software Group Manager
  • SGTW - Science Grid This Week
  • SIENA - Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure
  • SIMD - Single instruction, multiple data
  • SL - Scientific Linux
  • SLA - Service Level Agreement
  • SLAPD - Stand-alone LDAP Daemon
  • SLES - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SLED - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • SLM - Service Level Management
  • SLOC - Source Lines Of Code
  • SLP - Service Location Protocol
  • SLT - Service Level Target
  • SMG - Security Monitoring Group
  • SMP - Symmetric Multi-Processing
  • SNAP - Service Negotiation and Acquisition Protocol
  • SNMP - Simple Network Mangement Protocol
  • SNO - Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • SOA - Service Oriented Architecture
  • SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SoD - Support on Duty
  • SOKU - Service Oriented Knowledge Utilities
  • SPG - Security Policy Group
  • SPL - Simplified Policy Language
  • SQL - Structured Query Language
  • SQMS - Simple Queuing Management System
  • SR - Standing Reservation
  • SRB - Storage Resource Broker
  • SRM - Storage Resource Manager
  • SRP - Secure Remote Passsword Protocol
  • SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSG - Security Software Group
  • SSH - Secure Shell
  • SSI - Software Sustainability Institute
  • SSL - Secure Socket Layer
  • STDG - Security Training and Dissemination Group
  • STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
  • SUPER - Study of User Priorities for e-Infrastructure for Research
  • SURL - Storage URL
  • SVE - Supercomputing, Visualization and e-Science
  • SVG - Software Vulnerabity Group
  • SWAT - Site Wide Area Testing

T

  • TAB - Technical Advisory Board
  • TACAR - TERENA Academic CA Repository
  • TACC - Texas Advanced Computing Center
  • TAG - Transatlantic Grid
  • TCB - Technical Coordination Board
  • TCG - Trusted Computing Group
  • TCO - Total Cost of Ownership
  • TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
  • TCPA - Trusted Computing Platform Alliance
  • TD - Target Date
  • TDR - Technical Design Report
  • TERENA - Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
  • TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
  • TFN - Transport File Name
  • TLP - Traffic Light Protocol
  • TLS - Transport Layer Security
  • TMDB - Transfer Management Database
  • ToR - Terms of Reference
  • TORQUE - Terascale Open-Source Resource and Queue Manager
  • TP - Techology Provider
  • TPM - Ticket Process Manager
  • TSI - Target System Interface
  • TURL - Transport URL
  • TVN - Thames Valley Network
  • TWG - Training Working Group

U

  • UC/ANL - University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory
  • UCAID - University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development
  • UCB - User Community Board
  • UCS - Universal Character Set
  • UCST - User Community Support Team
  • UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
  • UDP - User Datagram Protocol
  • UGP - The UCLA Grid Portal Software
  • UI - User Interface
  • UID - User Identifier
  • UKERNA - United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association
  • UKHEC - UK High End Computing
  • UKI - UK and Ireland region
  • UKQCD - UK Quantum ChromoDynamics Collaboration
  • ULM - Universal Logger Message
  • UMD - Unified Middleware Distribution
  • UML - Unified Modeling Language
  • UNICORE - Uniform Interface to Computing Resources
  • UR - Usage Record
  • URD - User Requirements Document
  • URI - Uniform Resource Identifier
  • URL - Uniform Resource Locator
  • USAG - User Services Advisory Group
  • UTF-8 - UCS Transformation Format-8
  • UUDB - UNICORE User Database

V

  • VA - Virtual Appliance
  • VAG - Virtual Access Grid
  • vBNS - very high-speed Backbone Network Service
  • VDL - Virtual Data Language
  • VDS - Virtual Data System
  • VDT - Virtual Data Toolkit
  • VHD - Virtual Hard Disk
  • VIF - Virtual Interface
  • VLAN - Virtual Local Area Network
  • VM - Virtual Machine
  • VMDK - Virtual Machine Disk Format
  • VMM - Virtual Machine Monitor
  • VNC - Virtual Network Computing
  • VWS - Virtual Workspace Service
  • VO - Virtual Organisation
  • VLDB - Very Large Databases
  • VOCE - Virtual Organization Central Europe
  • VOMS - Virtual Organization Membership Service
  • VOMRS - Virtual Organization Management Registration Service
  • VPC - Virtual Private Cloud
  • VRC - Virtual Research Community
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network

W

  • W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium
  • WAN - Wide Area Network
  • WAR - Web Service Archive
  • WEEP - Workflow Enactment Engine Project
  • WfMC - Workflow Management Coalition
  • WfMS - Workflow Management System
  • WLCG - Worldwide LHC Computing Grid
  • WMS - Workload Management System
  • WN - Worker node
  • WG - Working Group
  • WP - Work Package
  • WrfD - Workflow-relevant data
  • WS (1) - Web Service
  • WS (2) - Working Storage
  • WSDL - Web Service Description Language
  • WSDM - Web Services Distributed Management
  • WS-GRAM - Web Service-Grid Resource Access and Management
  • WS-I - Web Service Interoperability
  • WSFL - Web Services Flow Language
  • WSIF - Web Service Invocation Framework
  • WSIL - Web Service Inspection Language
  • WSRF - Web Service Resource Framework

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