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Glossary of Grid, gLite and EELA terms#

We present here a list of terms of common use in gLite and EELA related documentation. This glossary is prepared and maintained by Jorge I. Zuluaga at the Institute of Physics at the University of Antioquia and member of the Colombian National Grid Initiative, GridColombia.

See also the Google site version: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=poNpwkBB6kL0eKVdiGIiKYQ.

Any comments, suggestions, corrections or new terms please send them by e-mail to zuluagajorge at gmail dot com.

Grid, gLite and EELA terms and abbreviations#

Last actualization: March 21, 2007
A
Authentication Verify the identity of a principal
Authorization Map an entity to some set of privileges
ACL Access Control List
AMGA Metadata catalog
B
BDII Berkeley DB Information Index
C
CE Computing Element
Credential Some data providing a proof
Confidentiality Encrypt the message
Cyphertext Crypted messages
CA Certification Authority
CRL Certificate Revocation Lists
CP Certification Policy
CPS Certification Practice Statement
CN Common name
Collection (in the WMS context) A set of independent jobs
CASTOR A system to manage storage elements
Classical SE Classical Storage Element
D
DN Distinguished Name
DAGMan Meta-scheduler (manage related jobs)
DAG Direct acyclic graph of dependent jobs
DM Data Management
dCache
DPM, gLite Disk Pool Manager
E
EELA E-infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America
EGRIS EELA Grid School
EE End entities
EDG European Dara Grid Project
EGEE Enabling Grid for E-SciencE
F
FPS File Placement Service
FTS File transfer service
G
GILDA Grid INFN Laboratory for Dissemination Activities
GUID Grid Unique Identifier
GSI Grid Security Infrastructure
GRIS Grid Resource Information Server
GIIS Grid Index Information Server
GGF Global Grid Forum
GLUE Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment - Schema
GFAL Grid File Access Library
gLite DPM
GridFTP
GSIFTP #NAME? Nombre de rango desconocido: GridFTP
H
HEP High Energy Physics
I
IGTF International Grid Thrust Federation
IS Information system
ISM Information SuperMarket
IG INFN Grid
INFN Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
J
JDL Job Description Language
JA Job Adapter
CondorC Supercheduling
K
L
L&B (LB) Loading and Bookeeping service
LFC LCG File Catalog
LFN Logical File Name
LRMS Local Resource Manager Service
LCG LHC Grid
LHC Large Hadron Colider
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - Database manager
LM Log Monitor
M
MDS Monitoring and Discovering System
myproxy Long lived proxy credentials
Matchmaking Find the CE appropiate for the Job characteritics
Metapackage
N
NS Network Server
O
P
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
Principal Entity
PGP Private Good Privacy
PMA Policy Management Authority
PEM
Proxy Intermediates an authentication operation
PFN Physical File Name
PBS Portable Batch System
Q
R
RA Resgitration Authority
R-GMA Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture
RFIO Native access protocol
S
Sandbox Space where the input and output files are stored for a job
SRM Storage Resource Manager
SSL Secure Socket Layer
SE Storage Element
SRM Storage Resource Manager
SURL Site URL
Sandbox Set of files required or produced for a job
SLCS Short Lived Certification
Schema Names and definitios of all the tables in the virtual database (R-GMA)
T
t-Infrastructure Training infrastructure
TURL Transfer URL
TORQUE Tera-scale Open-source Resource and QUEue
TAGPMA The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority
U
UI User Interface
V
VOMS Virtual Organization Membership service
VO Virtual Organization
W
WM Work Management
WMS Workload Management System
WN Worker Node
WP Workin packages
WMProxy Workload Manager Proxy
X
X.509 Hierarchical organization of the Authentication
Y
YAIM Yet Another Installer Manager (Also:Yahweh's Assembly in Messiah)
Z

  • Zuluaga Jorge - 22 Mar 2007
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