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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


This is the list of acronyms relevant for the EGI community. If you are writing documents in the context of EGI and you are using acronyms not present in this list, feel free to update this page.

A

  • AA (1) - Application Area
  • AA (2) - Authentication and Authorisation
  • 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
  • A/R - Availability and Releability

B

  • BAM - Business Activity Monitoring
  • BAR (1) - Business Archive
  • BAR (2) - Bandwidth Allocation and Reservation
  • BCP - Best Common Practices
  • BDII - Berkeley Database Information Index
  • BEinGRID - Business Experiments in GRID
  • BER - Basic Encoding Rules
  • BGP - Border Gateway Protocol
  • BIRN - Biomedical Informatics Research Network
  • BOINC - Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
  • BPEL - Business Process Execution Language
  • BPMI - Business Process Management Initiative
  • BPML - Business Process Modeling Language
  • BPMS - Business Process Management System
  • BSD - Berkeley Software Distribution

C

  • C3Grid - Collaborative Climate Community Data and Processing Grid
  • CA - Certification Authority
  • CACR - Center for Advanced Computing Research
  • CAOPS - Certification Authorities Operations
  • CAS - Community Authorization Service
  • CASTOR - CERN Advanced Storage manager
  • CCA - Common Component Architecture
  • CDB - Configuration Database
  • CDDLM - Configuration Description, Deployment, and Lifecycle Management
  • CE - Compute Element
  • CEDAR - Combined e-Science Data Analysis Resource for high-energy physics
  • CER - Canonical Encoding Rules
  • CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • CERT - Computer Emergency Response Team
  • CERT/CC - CERT Coordination Center
  • CIC - Core Infrastructure Center
  • CIFS - Common Internet File System
  • CIM - Common Information Model
  • CIS - Common Information Service
  • CLI - Command Line Interface
  • CLIP - Command Line Interface in Python
  • CMMI - Capability Maturity Model Integration
  • CMS - Compact Muon Solenoid
  • CMT - Configuration Management Tool
  • CoAKTinG - Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the Grid
  • COD - Central Operator on Duty
  • CoG - Commodity Grid Toolkit
  • CORBA - Common Object Request Broker Architecture
  • CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service
  • CP - Certificate Policy
  • CPS - Certificate Practices Statement
  • CPU - Central Processing Unit
  • CRC - Certified Resource Centre
  • CRL - Certificate Revocation List
  • CREAM - Computing Resource Execution And Management
  • CRM - Customer Relationship Management
  • CRRB - Computing Resources Review Board
  • CS - Computer Science
  • CSAR - Computer Services for Academic Research
  • CSF - Central Simulation Facility
  • CSIRT - Computer Security Incident Response Team
  • CUDA - Compute Unified Device Architecture
  • CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
  • CVS - Concurrent Versions System

D

  • D-Grid - Deutsche Grid-Initiative
  • DAG - Directed Acyclic Graph
  • DAI - Data Access and Integration
  • DAMIEN - Distributed Application and Middleware for Industrial use of European Networks
  • DANTE - Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe
  • DCAP - dCache Access Protocol
  • DAS - Dynamic Accounts Service
  • DCI - Distributed Computing Infrastructure
  • DCC - Digital Curation Centre
  • DCCP - Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
  • DDM - The Data Distribution Manager
  • DEGREE - Dissemination and Exploitation of Grids in Earth science
  • DEISA - Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications
  • DER - Distinguished Encoding Rules
  • DESY - Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron
  • DFDL - Data Format Description Language
  • DFN - Deutsches Forschungsnetz
  • DGAS - Distributed Grid Accounting System
  • DGI - D-Grid Integration project
  • DGMS - Data Grid Management System
  • DGRA - Data Grid Reference Architecture
  • DGSI - D-Grid Scheduler Interoperability
  • DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • DIAL - Distributed Interactive Analysis of Large datasets
  • DIANE - Distributed Analysis Environment
  • DIB - Directory Information Base
  • DIRAC - Distributed Infrastructure with Remote Agent Control
  • DIT - Directory Information Tree
  • DFS - Distributed File System
  • DMS - Data Management System
  • DMSU - Deployed Middleware Support Unit
  • DMTF - Distributed Management Task Force
  • DN - Distinguished Name
  • DNS - Domain Name System
  • DPM - Disk Pool Manager
  • DPSS - Distributed Parallel Storage System
  • DOI - Digital Object Identifier
  • DQP - Distributed Query Processor
  • DRO - Data Replication Option
  • DRS - Data Replication Service
  • DTD - Document Type Definition
  • DTEAM - Deployment Team
  • DTF - Distributed Terascale Facility
  • DTML - Document Template Markup Language

E

  • e-IRG - e-Infrastructures Reflection Group
  • EA - Early Adopter
  • EAR - Enterprise Archive
  • EC2 - Elastic Compute Cloud
  • EDG - European DataGrid Project
  • EDGI - European Desktop Grid Initiative
  • EDIKT - European DataGrid Project
  • EEF - European e-Infrastructure Forum
  • EES - Execution Environment Service
  • EGA - Enterprise Grid Alliance
  • EGEE - Enabling Grids for e-science
  • EGSO - European Grid of Solar Observations
  • EIS - Experiment Integration Support
  • ELFMS - Extremely Large Fabric Management System
  • EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • EMI - European Middleware Initiative
  • EMS - Execution Management Service
  • ENACTS - European Network for Advanced Computing Technology for Science
  • EPCC - Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
  • EPR - End Point Reference
  • ERA - European Research Area
  • ERIC - European Research Infrastructure Consortium
  • ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • ERPANET - Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network
  • ES-LoA - e-Infrastructure Security: Authentication Levels of Assurance
  • ESD - Event Summary Data
  • ESFRI - European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
  • ESG - Earth Systems Grid
  • ESLEA - Exploitation of Switched Lightpaths for e-Science Applications
  • ESNET - Energy Sciences Network
  • ESNW - E-Science North West
  • ETF - Engineering Task Force
  • EU - European Union
  • EUGridPMA - European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication
  • ETICS - eInfrastructure for Testing, Integration and Configuration of Software

F

  • FAI - Fully Automated Installation
  • FCR - Freedom of Choice for Resources
  • FCFS - First-come, first-served
  • Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • FIM - Federated Identity Management
  • FiReMan - File and Replica Manager
  • FIPA - Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents
  • FIRST - Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
  • FLOPS - Floating Point Operations Per Second
  • FP7 - Framework Programme 7
  • FQAN - Fully Qualified Attribute Name
  • FQHN - Fully Qualified Host Name
  • FQID - Fully Qualified Job Identifier
  • FTP - File Transfer Protocol
  • FTS - File Transfer Service
  • FZK - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

G

  • GAA - Generic Authorization and Access
  • GAARDS - Grid Authentication and Authorization with Reliably Distributed Services
  • GACL - Grid ACL
  • GAG - Grid Application Group
  • GAMI - Grid Application Monitoring Infrastructure
  • GANGA - Gaudi / Athena and Grid Alliance
  • GARR - Gruppo per l'Armonizzazione delle Reti della Ricerca
  • GAS - Grid Acronym Soup
  • GASS - Globus Access to Secondary Storage
  • GCAS - Globus Community Authorization Service
  • GCN - Grid Computing Now
  • GDA - Grid Deployment Area
  • GDB - Grid Deployment Board
  • GDMP (1) - Grid Data Management Pilot
  • GDMP (2) - Grid Data Mirroring Package
  • GDP - Globus Documentation Project
  • GDTE - Globus Development Tools for Eclipse
  • GÉANT - Pan-European Gigabit Research and Education Network
  • GEM - Globus Executable Management
  • GENIUS (1) - Grid Enabled Neurosurgical Imaging Using Simulation
  • GENIUS (2) - Grid Enabled Web Environment for Site Independent User Job Submission
  • GEODE - Grid Enabled Occupational Data Environment
  • GFAL - Grid File Access Layer
  • GFD - Grid Final Document
  • GFS - Grid File System
  • GFSG - Grid Forum Steering Group
  • GGF - Global Grid Forum
  • GGUS - Global Grid User Support
  • GID - Group Identifier
  • GIIS - Grid Information Index Server
  • GILDA - Grid INFN Laboratory for Dissemination Activities
  • GIP - Generic Information Provider
  • GIS - Grid Information Service
  • GLUE - Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment
  • GMA - Grid Monitoring Architecture
  • GNT - Grid Network Team
  • GNU - GNU’s Not Unix
  • GPG - GNU Privacy Guard
  • GOC - Grid Operations Center
  • GOCDB - Grid Operations Center Database
  • GOG - Global Operational Grid
  • GOS - Grid Object Specification
  • GOSC - Grid Operations Support Centre
  • GPFS-WAN - Global Parallel File System-Wide Area Network
  • GPI - Ganga Public Interface
  • GPL - GNU General Public License
  • GPT - Grid Packaging Tools
  • GPU - Graphics Processing Unit
  • GRAAP - Grid Resource Allocation and Agreement Protocol
  • GRAM - Grid Resource Allocation Manager
  • GRAPNEL - Graphical Process Net Language
  • GRED - Grapnel Editor
  • GREnaDe - Grid Enabled Desktop Environment
  • GRIA - Grid Resources for Industrial Applications
  • GridFTP - Grid File Transfer Protocol
  • GridPP - Grid for UK Particle Physics
  • GRIF - Grille Recherche en Ile de France
  • GRIP (1) - Grid Resource Information Protocol
  • GRIP (2) - Grid Interoperability Project
  • GriPhyN - Grid Physics Network
  • GRIS - Grid Resource Information Service
  • GRM - Grid Application Monitor
  • GRNET - Greek Research and Technology Network
  • GRP - Grid Resource Provider
  • GRRP - Grid Resource Registration Protocol
  • GRRS - Grid Resource Registration Service
  • GRS - Grid Resource Scheduling
  • GRSE - Grid Resource Scheduling Environment
  • GSC - UK Grid Support Centre
  • GSI - Grid Security Infrastructure
  • GSIFTP - Grid Security Infrastructure File Transfer Protocol
  • GSM - Grid Storage Management
  • GStat - Grid Statistics
  • GSVG - Grid Security Vulnerability Group
  • GTA - Grid Technology Area
  • GTK - Globus Toolkit
  • GTS - Grid Trust Service
  • GTTF - Grid Tools Task Force
  • GUID - Grid Unique Identifier
  • GUMS - Grid User Management System
  • GWD - Grid Working Draft

H

  • HBA - Host Bus Adapter
  • HDF5 - Hierarchical Data Format 5
  • HECToR - High End Computing Terascale Resource
  • HELEN - High Energy Physics Latinamerican-European Network
  • HENPIG - High Energy and Nuclear Physics InterGrid
  • HEP - High Energy Physics
  • HEPCAL - HEP Common Application Layer
  • HEPCG - High Energy Physicists Community Grid
  • HEPL - High Energy Physics Linux
  • HLR - Home Location Register
  • HPC - High Performance Computing
  • HPDC - High Performance Distributed Computing
  • HPSS - High Performance Storage System
  • HSM - Hierarchical Storage Manager
  • HTC - High Throughput Computing
  • HTML - Hypertext Mark-Up Language
  • HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • HTTPS - HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure sockets
  • HUC - Heavy User Communities

I

  • IaaS - Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • IAB - Internet Architecture Board
  • ICE - Interface to CREAM Environment
  • ICEAGE - International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid Education
  • ICS - Image Creation Station
  • IDB - Incarnation Database
  • IDE - Integrated Development Environment
  • IDL - Interface Description Language
  • IdP - Identity Provider
  • IDS - Intrusion Detection System
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEPM-BW - Internet End-to-end Performance Monitoring - Bandwidth to the World
  • IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
  • IGE - Initiative for Globus in Europe
  • IGTF - International Grid Trust Federation
  • IN2P3 - Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et de Physique des Particules
  • INCITS - International Committee for Information Technology Standards
  • INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • INFOD - Information Dissemination
  • IP - Internet Protocol
  • IPG (1) - Infrastructure Policy Group
  • IPG (2) - Information Power Grid
  • IPSec - IP Security
  • IRC - Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration
  • IRTF
  • iSGTW - International Science Grid This Week
  • ISO
  • ISSeG - Integrated Site Security for Grids
  • IST - Information Society Technologies
  • ISV - Independent Software Vendor
  • ITU-T - International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector
  • IVDGL - International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory

J

  • JANET - Joint Academic Network
  • JCSR - JISC Committee for the Support of Research
  • JDBC - Java DataBase Connectivity
  • JDK - Java Development Kit
  • JDL - Job Description Language
  • JEE - Java Enterprise Edition
  • JISC - Joint Information Systems Committee
  • JMS - Java Message Service
  • JRA - Joint Research Activity
  • JRS - JANET Roaming Service
  • JSDL - Job Submission Description Language
  • JSPG - Joint Security Policy Group
  • JSON - JavaScript Object Notation
  • JVM - Java Virtual Machine
  • JeOS - Just Enough Operating System

K

  • KCA - Kerberized Certificate Authority

L

  • LaaS - Landscape as a Service
  • LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP
  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • LB - Logging and Bookkeeping Service
  • LCAS - Local Centre Authorisation Service
  • LCG - LHC Computing Grid
  • LCMAPS - Local Credential Mapping Service
  • LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • LDIF - LDAP Data Interchange Format
  • LEAD - Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery
  • LEAF - LHC-Era Automated Fabric
  • LEMON - LHC Era Monitoring
  • LFC - LCG File Catalog
  • LFN - Logical File Name
  • LHC - Large Hadron Collider
  • LHCb - Large Hadron Collider beauty
  • LHCf - Large Hadron Collider forward
  • LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory
  • LRMS - Local Resource Management System
  • LSF - Load Sharing Facility
  • LSGC - Life Sciences Grid Community
  • LTOS - Long Tail Of Science
  • LUFS - Linux Userland FileSystem
  • LUN - Logical Unit Number

M

  • MAC (1) - Media Access Control
  • MAC (2) - Message Authentication Code
  • MAN - Metropolitan Area Network
  • MBR - Master Boot Record
  • MD5 - Message Digest 5
  • MDS - Monitoring and Discovery System
  • MIAS - Medical Image and Signal
  • MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • MINOS - Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search
  • MMX - Multi Media Extension
  • MonALISA - Monitoring Agents using a Large Integrated Services Architecture
  • MONARC - Models Of Networked Analysis at Regional Centres
  • MPI - Message Passing Interface
  • MPLS - Multi-Protocol-Label Switching
  • MVC - Model-View-Control

N

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O

  • OAI-PMH - Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
  • OIM - OSG Information Management system
  • OIDC - OpenID Connect
  • OTAG - Operations Tools Advisory Groups

P

  • PID - Persistent Identifier
  • POEM - Profile Management Database

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
  • STOMP - The Simple Text Oriented Messaging Protocol
  • 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

X

  • XACML - eXtensible Access Control Markup Language
  • XDR - External Data Representation
  • XGE - Xen Grid Engine
  • XIO - eXtensible Input/Output
  • XLL - XML Linking Language
  • XML - Extensible Markup Language
  • XPDL - XML Process Definition Language
  • XSD - XML Schema Definition
  • XSL - Extensible Style Language
  • XSLT - XSL Transformations

Y

  • YAIM - YAIM Ain't an Installation Manager
  • YaST - Yet another Setup Tool
  • YP - Yellow Pages
  • YUM - Yellowdog Updater Modified

Z

  • ZODB - Zope Object Database
  • ZOPE - Z Object Publishing Environment
  • ZPT - Zope Page Templates