This page contains a quick reference guide of common research computing terms.
Research Computing: Quick Reference
Advanced Research Computing Center
Bourne-Again Shell (See #Shell)
Common Internet File System (See #SMB)
C shell (See #Shell)
File Transfer Protocol
A data transfer and sharing framework built around the use of the GridFTP protocol
GPFS (See IBM Spectrum Scale)
General Parallel File System
High Throughput Computing
The first UW centralized condominium cluster installed in 2012.
Network File System (NFS) is a client/server system that allows users to access files across a network and treat them as if they reside on the local computer.
National Science Foundation
NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
Capacity-designed storage system to share data with other members of UW and external institutions.
The use of computing infrastructure, local or centralized, to perform research or aid experimental or theoretical research.
Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium
A Science Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a portion of a larger network that has been configured and optimized for the transfer of high-volume scientific data.
Command-line interface or shell that provides a traditional Unix-like command-line user interface to the operating system.
Slurm Workload Manager
A flexible and scalable scheduler that implements job scheduling, fairshare, limits, and Quality of Service (QoS)
Protocol for accessing remote filesystems on a Windows or Linux/Unix based operating system.
2018 ARCC Intel-based HPC Cluster
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment