Grid Acronym Soup (GAS)

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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
ALICE - A Large Ion Collider Experiment
ALiEn - ALICE Environment
AMGA - ARDA Metadata Catalogue Project
AMI - Amazon Machine Image
AMI - Atlas Metadata Interface
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 Centre
APT - Advanced Package Tool
AMS - Advanced Multi-threaded Server
APART - Automatic Performance Analysis: Resources and Tools
ARC - Advanced Resource Connector
ARC - Authenticated Remote Control
ARDA - A Realisation of Distributed Analysis for LHC
ASN.1 - Abstract Syntax Notation One
ASP - Application Service Provider
ATLAS - A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS
AUP - Acceptable Use Policy
AVO - Astrophysical Virtual Observatory
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B

BAM - Business Activity Monitoring
BAR - Business Archive
BAR - Bandwidth Allocation and Reservation
BDII - Berkeley Database Information Index
BEinGRID - Business Experiments in GRID
BER - Basic Encoding Rules
BGP - Border Gateway Protocol
BOINC - Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
BPEL - Business Process Execution Language
BPMI - Business Process Management Initiative
BPML - Business Process Management Language
BPMS - Business Process Management System
BSD - Berkeley Software Distribution
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C

C3Grid - Collaborative Climate Community Data and Processing Grid
CA - Certification Authority
CASTOR - CERN Advanced Storage manager
CE - Compute Element
CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
CIC - Core Infrastructure Center
CIFS - Common Internet File System
CIS - Common Information Service
CLI - Command Line Interface
CMMI - Capability Maturity Model Integration
CMS - Compact Muon Solenoid
COD - Central Operator on Duty
CoG - Commodity Grid Toolkit
CORBA - Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CRL - Certificate Revocation List
CRM - Customer Relationship Management
CREAM - Computing Resource Execution And Management
CSIRT - Computer Security Incident Response Team
CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
CVS - Concurrent Versions System
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D

D-Grid - Deutsche Grid-Initiative
DAG - Directed Acyclic Graph
DAI - Data Access and Integration
DAP - dCache Access Protocol
DEISA - Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications
DESY - Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron
DFN - Deutsches Forschungsnetz
DGAS - Distributed Grid Accounting System
DGI - D-Grid Integration project
DGSI - D-Grid Integration project
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIRAC - Distributed Infrastructure with Remote Agent Control
DIT - Directory Information Tree
DFS - Distributed File System
DMS - Data Management System
DMTF - Distributed Management Task Force
DN - Distinguished Name
DNS - Domain Name Service
DPM - Disk Pool Manager
DTD - Document Type Definition
DTML - Document Template Markup Language
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E

EDG - European DataGrid Project
EAR - Enterprise Archive
EC2 - Elastic Compute Cloud
EES - Execution Environment Service
EGI - European Grid Initiative
EMI - European Middleware Initiative
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
EGEE - Enabling Grids for e-science
EUGridPMA - European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication
ETICS - eInfrastructure for Testing, Integration and Configuration of Software
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F

FTS - File Transfer Service
FAI - Fully Automated Installation
Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
FCFS - First-come, first-served
FLOP - Floating Point Operation
FQHN - Fully Qualified Hostname
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
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G

GID - Group Identification Number
GFAL - Grid File Access Layer
GLUE - Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment
GNU - GNU’s Not Unix
GPG - GNU Privay Guard
GOC - Grid Operations Center
GPL - GNU General Public License
GPT - Grid Packaging Tool
GRAM - Grid Resource Allocation Manager
GRIS - Grid Resource Information Service
GSI - Grid Security Infrastructure
GTK - Globus Toolkit
GUID - Grid Unique Identifier
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H

HBA - Host Bus Adapter
HEPCG - High Energy Physicists Community Grid
HEPL - High Energy Physics Linux
HPC - High Performance Computing
HTML - Hypertext Mark-Up Language
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I

IaaS - Infrastructure-as-a-Service
ICS - Image Creation Station
IDB - Incarnation Database
IDS - Intrusion Detection System
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGE - Initiative for Globus in Europe
INCITS - Internet Committee for Information Technology Standards
IP - Internet Protocol
ISV - Independent Software Vendor
ITU-T - International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector
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J

JDK - Java Development Kit
JDL - Job Description Language
JEE - Java Enterprise Edition
JSDL - Job Submission Description Language
JSPG - Joint Security Policy Group
JVM - Java Virtual Machine
JeOS - Just Enough Operating System
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K

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L

LaaS - Landscape as a Service
LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL und PHP
LAN - Local Area Network
LB - Logging and Bookkeeping
LCAS - Local Centre Authorisation Service
LCMAPS - Local Credential MAPPING Service
LCG - LHC Computing Grid
LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LFC - LCG File Catalog
LFN - Logical File Name
LHC - Large Hadron Colider
LRMS - Local Resource Management System
LUN - Logical Unit Number
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M

MAC - Media Acess Control
MBR - Master Boot Record
MDS - Monitoring and Discovery System
MMX - Media Media Extension
MonALISA - Monitoring Agents using a Large Integrated Services Architecture
MPI - Message Passing Interface
MoU - Memorandum of Understanding
MVC - Model-View-Control
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N

NAREGI - National Research Grid Initiative
NAT - Network Address Translation
NCSA - Nagios Service Check Acceptor
NFS - Network File System
NGI-DE - National Grid Initiative - Deutschland
NIC - Network Interface Card
NIS - Network Information Service
NJS - Network Job Supervisor
NREN - National Research and Education Network
NRPE - Nagios Remote Plugin Executor
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O

OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCC - Operations Coordination Center
OGSA - Open Grid Services Architecture
OGSI - Open Grid Services Infrastructure
OMG - Object Management Group
OSG - Open Science Grid
OVF - Open Virtual Machine Format
OGF - Open Grid Forum
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P

PaaS - Platform-as-a-Service
PDF - Portable Document Format
PFN - Physical File Name
PEM - Privacy Enhanced Mail
PFN - Physical File Name
PHP - Personal home page
PKCS - Public Key Cryptography Standard
PKI - Public Key Infrastructure
PMA - Policy Management Authority
PMB - Project Management Board
PPS - Pre Production Services
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Q

QCOW - QEMU Copy-On-Write
QoS - Quality of Service
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R

RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RA - Registration Authority
RB - Resource Broker
RFT - Reliable File Transfer
R-GMA - Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture
RPM - RPM package manager
RRD - Round-robin database
RSH - Remote shell
RSL - Resource Specification Language
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S

SaaS - Software-as-a-Service
SAM - Site Availability Monitoring
SAML - Security Assertion Markup Language
SAN - Storage Area Network
SCAS - Site Central Authorization Service
SE - Storage Element
SFN - Storage File Name
SIMD - Single instruction, multiple data
SL - Scientific Linux
SLES - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SLED - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
SNMP - Simple Network Mangement Protocol
SOA - Service Oriented Architecture
SPG - Security Policy Group
SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
SR - Standing Reservation
SRB - Storage Resource Broker
SRM - Storage Resource Management
SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
SSH - Secure Shell
SSL - Secure Socket Layer
SURL - Storage URL
SWAT - Site Wide Area Testing
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T

TAB - Technical Advisory Board
TCO - Total Cost of Ownership
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TFN - Transport File Name
TLS - Transport Layer Security
TORQUE - Terascale Open-Source Resource and Queue Manager
TPM - Ticket Process Manager
TSI - Target System Interface
TURL - Transport URL
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U

UCS - Universal Character Set
UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
UDP - User Datagram Protocol
UI - User Interface
UML - Unified Modeling Language
UNICORE - Uniform Interface to Computing Resources
UR - Usage Record
URI - Uniform Resource Identifier
URL - Uniform Resource Locator
UTF-8 - UCS Transformation Format-8
UUDB - UNICORE User Database
UID - User Identification Number
UMD - Unified Middleware Distribution
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V

VA - Virtual Appliance
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
VWS - Virtual Workspace Service
VO - Virtual Organization
VOMS - Virtual Organization Membership Service
VOMRS - Virtual Organization Management Registration Service
VPC - Virtual Private Cloud
VPN - Virtual Private Network
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W

W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium
WAN - Wide Area Network
WAR - Web Service Archive
WEEP - Workflow Enactment Engine Project
WLCG - Worldwide LHC Computing Grid
WfMC - Workflow Management Coalition
WfMS - Workflow Management System
WrfD - Workflow-relevant data
WMS - Workload Management System
WN - Worker node
WG - Working Group
WP - Work Package
WS - Web Service
WS - 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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X

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

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

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