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This page contains a quick reference guide of common research computing terms.


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Research Computing: Quick Reference

ACL

  • TODO

ARCC

  • Advanced Research Computing Center

Bash

  • Bourne-Again Shell (See #Shell)

CIFS

  • Common Internet File System (See #SMB)

Cloud Computing

  • TODO

Cloud Storage

  • TODO

Csh

FTP

  • File Transfer Protocol

Globus

  • A data transfer and sharing framework built around the use of the GridFTP protocol

GPFS (See IBM Spectrum Scale)

  • General Parallel File System

GridFTP

  • A protocol that extends FTP to be suitable for high performance/large data transfer; has multiple implementations including by Globus (See #FTP#Globus)

HPC

  • High-Performance Computing

HTC

  • High Throughput Computing

Mount Moran

  • The first UW centralized condominium cluster installed in 2012.

NFS

  • 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.

NSF

  • National Science Foundation

NWSC

  • NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

petaLibrary

  • Capacity-designed storage system to share data with other members of UW and external institutions.

Research Computing

  • The use of computing infrastructure, local or centralized, to perform research or aid experimental or theoretical research.

RMACC

  • Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium

Science DMZ

  • 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.

Shell

  • 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)

SMB

  • Protocol for accessing remote filesystems on a Windows or Linux/Unix based operating system.

SSH

  • Secure SHell

Teton

  • 2018 ARCC Intel-based HPC Cluster

XSEDE

  • Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment


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