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Introduction to High-Performance Computing: Glossary

Glossary

The following list captures terms that need to be added to this glossary. This is a great way to contribute.

[Accelerator](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_acceleration)
to be defined
[Beowulf cluster](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_cluster)
to be defined
[Central processing unit](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit)
to be defined
[Cloud computing](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing)
to be defined
[Cluster](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_cluster)
a collection of computers configured to enable collaboration on a common task by means of purposefully configured hardware (e.g., networking) and software (e.g. workload management).
[Distributed memory](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_memory)
to be defined
[Grid computing](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_computing)
to be defined
[High availability computing](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_availability)
to be defined
[High performance computing](
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=High-performance_computing&redirect=no)
to be defined
[Interconnect](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputer_architecture)
to be defined
[Node](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Node_(computer_science))
to be defined
[Parallel](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_computing)
to be defined
[Serial](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_computer)
to be defined
[Server](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing))
to be defined
[Shared memory](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_memory)
to be defined
[Slurm](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slurm_Workload_Manager)
to be defined
[Supercomputer](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputer)
“… a major scientific instrument …”
[Workstation](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workstation)
to be defined
[Grid Engine](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Grid_Engine)
to be defined
[Parallel File System](
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clustered_file_system#Distributed_file_systems)
to be defined