Data center servers Definitions

  • S

    skinny Linux (Austrumi, Puppy Linux Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux)

    Skinny Linux is an umbrella term that encompasses any compact version of the Linux operating system, such as Austrumi, Puppy Linux Damn Small Linux and Feather Linux. (...Continued)

  • SuperZap

    SuperZap is an IBM utility program used to install zaps or fixes to MVS operating systems or application program code that is causing a problem.

  • SuSE

    SuSE (pronounced soo'-sah) is a German Linux distribution provider and business unit of Novell, Inc.

  • SUSE Manager

    SUSE Manager is an open source infrastructure management tool for Linux systems.

  • T

    Teraplex (Teraplex Integration Center)

    Teraplex (short for Teraplex Integration Center) is the name IBM has given to its 'real life' testing centers whose purpose is to allow IBM customers and business partners to test very large database (VLDB) applications on a full-scale basis by using...

  • the Open19 project

    The Open19 project is aimed at standardizing servers, storage and networking components into a common set of form factors for any Electronic Industries Association (EIA) 19-inch data center rack. The initiative was launched by LinkedIn Corp. in 2016.

  • TIA-942

    TIA-942 is a standard developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to define guidelines for planning and building data centers, particularly with regard to cabling systems and network design...(Continued)

  • tin whiskers

    Tin whiskers are individual crystals of tin that grow spontaneously from a tinned surface, usually as a result of stress of some sort... (Continued)

  • twin server (0.5 U server)

    A twin server has two compute nodes housed side-by-side in 1U of data center rack space. Because each server node fills half of 1U, a twin server may also be referred to as a 0.5U server.

  • U

    U (measurement)

    A U is a standard unit of measure for designating the height in computer enclosures and rack cabinets.

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) is an open source Debian-based Linux distribution. Sponsored by Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu is considered a good distribution for beginners. The operating system is intended primarily for personal computers (PCs) but can also be used on servers. The word "ubuntu" is from the African Zulu language and translates as "humanity to others." (Continued...)

  • Unix

    Unix -- often spelled UNIX, especially as an official trademark -- is a multi-user operating system designed for flexibility and adaptability.

  • Uptime Institute, Inc.

    The Uptime Institute, Inc. is a consortium of companies devoted to maximizing efficiency and uptime in data centers and IT (information technology) organizations... (Continued)

  • V

    VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method )

    VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method ) is a file management system for IBM's larger operating systems, including its primary mainframe operating system, MVS, now called OS/390. (...Continued)

  • W

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE)

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (WEEE) is a directive in the European Union that designates safe and responsible collection, recycling and recovery procedures for all types of electronic waste. 

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