Names, Terms, and Acronyms
This is a glossary of names, terms, acronyms used throughout this site.
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Advanced Research Computing
Béluga is a compute cluster located at l'École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec and is one of the national systems. Its login nodes can be
accessed via SSH by connecting to beluga.computecanada.ca. Its Globus endpoint is computecanada#beluga-dtn. See https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Beluga for more information.
Cedar is a compute cluster located at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, or, and is one of the national systems. Its login nodes can be accessed via SSH by connecting to cedar.computecanada.ca. Its Globus endpoint is computecanada#cedar-dtn. See https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Cedar for more information.
NOTE: Depending on context, "cedar" might be intended to refer to Cedar Cloud.
Centre for Advanced Computing
Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system, storage, and networking resources and services in a way that does not necessarily always require the active management by a person. Typically a cloud will provide the ability to create one or more virtual machines located within a virtual network with appropriate amounts of disk space. Each virtual machine may or may not be mapped to an externally accessible Internet address. (If not, then such machines must be accessed through the cloud management interface.)
NOTE: Access to Compute Canada's clouds is via OpenStack web interfaces, however, before one can log in and use such, one must request access. See: https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Cloud for more details.