The definitions below are related to this document and are provided for quick reference. A more complete list of definitions can be found in the official OpenStack documentation.
A UNIX shell used for entering command-line executions. Included with most Linux distributions and macOS. Includes SSH capability.
A web GUI front end for OpenStack that is accessed via https://cloud.cades.ornl.gov.
Also known as a virtual machine monitor, a hypervisor is software/hardware that creates, runs, and manages virtual machines.
A virtual machine set up through OpenStack. See "Virtual Machine".
A cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center.
The base unit of "ownership" in OpenStack. All resources in OpenStack should be owned by a specific project. In OpenStack Identity, a project must be owned by a specific domain.
A legacy OpenStack term for "Project" that is still used in the Horizon web GUI.
An operating system instance that runs on top of a hypervisor. Multiple virtual machines (VMs) can run at the same time on the same physical host.
Compute and Data Environment for Science
Graphics Processing Unit
Graphical User Interface
Limited Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Message Passing Interface
Network File System
Portable Batch System
Simple Storage Service
Secure/SSH File Transfer Protocol
Scalable High-Performance Computing/Cluster
Universal Computer Access Management
External Computer Access Management