Grid Abbreviation List

A&A Astronomy and Astrophysics
AA Attribute Authority
AAA Authorisation, Authentication, Accounting
ABA Attribute Based Authorization
AFS Andrew File System
AIP Archival Information Package
AMI Amazon Machine Image
ANDS Australian National Data Service
APGridPMA Asia Pacific Grid Policy Management Authority
API Application Programming Interface
ARC Advanced Resource Connector
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ATP Aggregation Topology Provider
AUP Acceptable Use Policy
BEinGRID Business Experiments in Grid
BDII Berkeley Database Information Index
BOINC Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (volunteer computing)
BSM Business Service Management
CA Certification Authority
CASD-NMR Critical Assessment of automated Structure Determination of proteins by NMR
CASTOR CERN Advanced STORage manager
CCSDS Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems
CDC Commercial Data Center
CDISC Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
CE Computing Element (gLite); Central Europe (EGEE/EGI)
CERN Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CG Community Grid
CGS Commercial Grid System
CIC Core Infrastructure Center
CIM Common Information Model
CIS Common Information System (UNICORE)
ClassAd Classified advertisement (Condor)
CLARIN Common LAnguage Resources and technology INterface
CLI Command Line Interface
CMS Compact Muon Solenoid (LHC)
CNAF INFN’s National Center for Telematics and Informatics
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRF Case Report Forms
CRUD Create/Read/Update/Delete (repositories)
CSIRT Computer Security Incident Response Team
CSV Character Separated Values
dcap dCache Access Protocol
DANTE Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe
DARIAH Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
DB Data Base
DDBJ DNA Data Bank of Japan
DECH Germany/Switzerland region
DECI DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative
DEISA Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputer Applications
DESY Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton
DFN Deutsches Forschungsnetz
DGAS Distributed Grid Accounting System
DGAS-EE Distributed Grid Accounting System - Enterprise Edition
DIANE Distributed Analysis Environment (tool that helps to organize work in master/worker model)
DICE Data Intensive Computing Environment (distributed test bed)
DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
DIT Directory Information Tree (LDAP)
DLI Data Location Interface
DMZ Demilitarized Zone (firewall)
DN Distinguished Name
DOI Digital Object Identifier
DQP Distributed Query Processing
EBI European Bioinformatics Institute
EC European Commission
EDC Electronic Data Capture
EDG European Data Grid
EDGeS Enabling Desktop Grids for e-Science
EDT European Data TAG
EEF European E-infrastructure Forum
EGEE Enabling Grids for E-sciencE
EGI European Grid Initiative
EGI_DS EGI Design Study
eIRG e-Infrastructure Reflection Group
ENOC EGEE Network Operation Centre
EPR End-Point Reference
ERA European Research Area
ERI European Research Infrastructure
ES Earth Sciences
ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
ESM Experiment Software Manager
EU European Union
EUGridPMA European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication
FCR Freedom of Choice for Resources
FNAL Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
FTS File Transfer Service
GAT Grid Application Toolkit
GFAL Grid File Access Library
GG Grid Gate (aka gatekeeper)
GGF Global Grid Forum (now called OGF)
GGUS Global Grid User Support
GIDS Grid-based Intrusion Detection System
GIIS Grid Index Information Server
GILDA Grid INFN Laboratory for Dissemination Activities
GLUE Grid Laboratory for a Uniform Environment
GMA Grid Monitoring Architecture
GMD Grid MetaData
gNOC National Grid Operating Centre
GOC Grid Operations Centre
GPE Grid Programming Environment
GRAAP-WG Grid Resource Allocation Agreement Protocol - Working Group
GRAM Grid Resource Allocation Manager
GReLC Grid Relational Catalog
GridKa Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe
GRIS Grid Resource Information Service
GRRS Grid Resource Registration Service
GSH Grid Service Handle
GSI Grid Security Infrastructure
gsidcap GSI-enabled version of the dCache Access Protocol
gsirfio GSI-enabled version of the Remote File Input/Output protocol
GSR Grid Service Reference
GT Globus Toolkit
GUI Graphical User Interface
GUID Grid Unique ID
GVSS Gap-based Virtual Screen Service (drug docking simulation)
HEP High Energy Physics
HPC High Performance Computing
HPCS High Productivity Computer System
HPSS High Performance Storage System
HSM Hierarchical Storage Manager
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
ICH International Conference on Harmonisation
ICS Image Creation Station
ID Identifier
IE Instrument Element
IGE Initiative for Globus in Europe
IGTF International Grid Trust Federation
IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprises
ILDG International Lattice Data Grid
INFN Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
IP Internet Protocol
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPv6 Internet Protocol version 6
iRODS integrated Rule-Oriented Data System
IS Information Service
ISF Investigator Site File
ISGC International Symposium on Grid Computing
iSGTW international Science Grid This Week
IVOM Interoperability and integration of VO Management
JDL Job Description Language
JRA Joint Research Activity #n
JRU Joint Research Unit
JSDL Job Submission Description Language
JSPG Joint Security Policy Group
kdcap Kerberos-enabled version of the dCache Access Protocol
LAN Local Area Network
LB Logging and Bookkeeping Service
LCG LHC Computing Grid
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LFC LCG File Catalogue
LFN Logical File Name
LHC Large Hadron Collider
LRC Local Replica Catalogue
LRMS Local Resource Management System (sometimes called batch system)
LSF Load Sharing Facility
LTS Long Time Storage
MC Monte Carlo method
MDS Monitoring and Discovery System (Globus Toolkit); MetaData Server
MIR Music Information Retrieval
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MPI Message Passing Interface
MSS Mass Storage System
NA Network Activity #n
NAREGI NAtional REseach Grid Initiative (Japan)
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCSA US National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NE Northern Europe
NGI National Grid Initiative
NMR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
NREN National Reseach and Education Network
NS Network Server
OAI Open Archives Initiative
OAI-PMH OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
OAIS Open Archival Information System
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCC Operation Coordination Centre
ODM Operational Data Model
OGF Open Grid Forum (formerly called GGF)
OGSA Open Grid Services Architecture
OGSA-DAI OGSA Data Access and Integration
OGSI Open Grid Services Infrastructure
OMII Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute for Europe
OS Operating System
OSCAR Open Source Chemistry Analysis Routines (ontology)
PARSE Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe
PB Policy Board
PBS Portable Batch System
PEP Policy Enforcement Point
PFN Physical File Name
P-GRADE Parallel Grid Run-time and Application Development Environment portal
PI Persistent Identifier
PID Process IDentifier
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PMA Policy Management Authority
POOL Pool of Persistent Objects for LHC
PPS Pre-Production Service
PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
PRAGMA Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly
PSA Parameter Sweep Application
QA Quality Assurance
QoS Quality of Service
RA Registration Authority
RAL Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
RB Resource Broker
RC Resource Centre
RCE Remote Component Environment
RDF Resource Description Framework
RESERVOIR Resources and Services Virtualisation without Barriers
RESPECT Recommended External Software Program for EGEE Communities
RFIO Remote File Input/Output
RFT Reliable File Transfer
R-GMA Relational Grid Monitoring Archictecture
RHIC Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (at Brookhaven National Lab)
RLI Replica Location Index
RLS Replica Location Service
RM Replica Manager
RMC Replica Metadata Catalogue
RMI Remote Method Invocation
RMS Replica Management System
ROC Regional Operations Centre
ROD Regional On Duty
ROS Replica Optimization Service
RPC Remote Procedure Call
RSL Recource Specification Language
SA Service Activity #n
SaaS Software as a Service
SAGA Simple API for Grid Applications
SAM Service Availability Monitoring
SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
SASL Simple Authorization & Security Layer (LDAP)
SDC Strategic Discipline Centre
SDE Service Data Element
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SDT Service Description Term
SE Storage Element
SEE South East Europe
SEE-GRID-SCI SEE-Grid einfrastructure for regional eSCIence
SFN Site File Name
SGE Sun Grid Engine
SHC Service Hosting Cloud
SIP Submission Information Package
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLC Short Lived Certificate
SLCS Short Lived Credential Service
SLO Service Level Objective
S/MIME Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SMP Symmetric Multi Processor
SMSCG Swiss Multi-Science Computing Grid
SN Subject Name
SOA Service Oriented Architecture
SOC Service Oriented Computing
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SPOI Single Point Of Information
SQL Structured Query Language
SPRUCE Special PRiority and Urgent Computing Environment
SRB Storage Resource Broker
SRM Storage Resource Manager
SSC Specialized Support Centre (EGI); Security Service Challenge (EGEE)
SSI Software Sustainability Institute (UK)
SSL Secure Socket Layer
StoRM STOrage Resource Manager
STS Short Time Storage
SuGI Sustainable Grid Infrastructure (D-Grid)
SURL Storage URL
SW Software
SWE South West Europe
T2K Tokai to Kamioka (neutrino experiment)
TAB Technical Advisory Board
TERENA Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
TLS Transport Layer Security
TPM Ticket Processing Manager
TURL Transport URL
UCC UNICORE Commandline Client
UI User Interface
UKIF United Kingdom, Ireland, France
UKRDS United Kingdom Research Data Service
UMD Universal Middleware Distribution
UNICORE Uniform Interface to Computing Resources
UNOSAT United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Program
UR Usage Record
UR-WG Usage Record - Working Group (OGF)
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
URL Uniform Resource Locator
URN Uniform Resource Name
UUDB UNICORE User Database
UUID Universal Unique ID
VCR Virtual Control Room (portal supporting gLite and IE)
VDT Virtual Data Toolkit
VLAM Virtual Laboratory Abstract Machine
VM Virtual Machine
VMM Virtual Machine Manager
VO Virtual Organization
VOX VOMS eXtension
VOMRS Virtual Organization Membership Registration Service
VOMS Virtual Organization Membership Service
VRC Virtual Research Community
VRE Virtual Research Environment
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WDC World Data Center
WDCC World Data Center Climate
WLCG Worldwide LHC Computing Grid
WMS Workload Management System
WN Worker Node
WP Work Package #n
WRF Weather Research and Forecasting modeling system
WS Work Shop; Web Service
WSAG4J WS-Agreement for Java
WS-BPEL WS Business Process Execution Language
WSDL Web Services Description Language
WSRF Web Service Resource Framework
WWWC World Wide Web Consortium
XFEL X-ray Free Electron Laser
XGE Xen Grid Engine
XML Extensible Markup Language
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