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Appendix A: Acronyms

 

AD

Active Directory (Microsoft)

BAS

Bull Advanced Server

BIOS

Basic Input Output System

CIFS

Common Internet File System (Microsoft)

clusterdb

cluster management data base (Bull)

CN

Compute Node

CSF

Community Scheduler Framework

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Dom0

Domain 0 (Xen)

DomU

Unprivileged Domain (Xen)

DRM

Distributed Resource Manager

DRMS

Distributed Resource Manager

DSA

Digital Signature Algorithm

EHA

Ethernet Hardware Address (aka MAC address)

FAT32

File Allocation Table file system with 32-bit addresses

GE

Gigabit Ethernet

GID

Group IDentifier

GNU

Gnu's Not Unix

GPFS

General Parallel File SystemTM (IBM)

GPL

GNU General Public License

GRUB

GRand Unified Bootloader

HN

Head Node (Windows)

HOSC

Hybrid Operating System Cluster

HPC

High Performance Computing

HPCS

Windows® HPC Server 2008 (Microsoft)

HVM

Hardware Virtual Machine

IB

InfiniBand

IP

Internet Protocol

IPolB

Internet Protocol over InfiniBand protocol

IT

Information Technology

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

LILO

LInux LOader

LINUX

Linux Is Not UniX (Linus Torvald's UNIX)

LSF

Load Sharing Facility

LVM

Logical Volume Manager

MAC address

Media Access Control address (aka EHA)

MBR

Master Boot Record

MMC

Microsoft Management Console

MN

Management Node (Bull)

MOM

Machine Oriented Mini-server (Altair)

MPI

Message Passing Interface

MULTICS

Multiplexed Information and Computing Service

NBP

Network Boot Program

ND

Network Direct (Microsoft)

NFS

Network File System

NPB

NASA advanced supercomputing (NAS) Parallel Benchmarks

NFTS

New Technology File System (Windows)

OGF

Open Grid Forum

OS

Operating System

PBS

Portable Batch System

PXE

Pre-boot eXecution Environment

RHEL

RedHat Enterprise Linux

ROI

Return On Investment

RSA

Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman

SDK

Software Development Kit

SGE

Sun Grid Engine

SLURM

Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management

SSH

Secure SHell

SUA

Subsystem for Unix-based Applications

TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TFTP

Trivial File Transfer Protocol

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

UID

User IDentifier

UNIX

This is a pun on MULTICS (not an acronym!)

VM

Virtual Machine

VNC

Virtual Network Computing

VT

Virtual Technology (Intel®)

WCCS

Windows Compute Cluster Server

WDS

Windows Deployment Service

WIM

Windows IMage (Microsoft)

WinPE

Windows Preinstallation Environment (Microsoft)

XBAS

Bull Advanced Server for Xeon

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

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