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AANT Athena Aware NTuple
AB Accelerators and Beams Department (CERN)
ABC Atlas Binary Chip
AB/CO Accelerators & Beam COntrols group (CERN)
ABCD 'ABC' in DMILL technology
ABCD3T ABCD version 3 with Trim DACs
ABCD3TA Revised ABCD3T (current version)
ADA ATLAS Distributed Analysis
AFP Apple Filing Protocol
AIDA Abstract Interface for Data Analysis
AIP Alarm Integration Procedure
AIS Administrative Information Services
ALFA Absolute Luminosity For ATLAS
ALICE A Large Ion Collider Experiment
Alpgen (Multi-parton process MC event generator)
AMCC (Electronincs Manufacturer)
AMI ATLAS Metadata Interface
AMT Atlas Muon TDC
Anaphe (HEP libraries + tools for analysis + visualisation)
ANS Alarm Notification System
AOD Analysis Object Data
API Application Programming Interface
APW (Electronincs Manufacturer)
ARDA A Realisation of Distributed Analysis for LHC
Artemis (Package to help writing C++ analyses)
ASD Amplifier Shaper Discriminator
ASK Athena Startup Kit
AT Accelerator Technology Department (CERN)
ATCN ATLAS point 1 Control Network
AtCom Atlas Commander
Athena (ATLAS offline software framework)
Atlantis (ATLAS Standalone Event Display)
ATLAS A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS
Atlfast ATLAS Fast reconstruction package
ATN ATNight
ATRECON ATLAS RECONstruction program
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BC Bunch Crossing
BCID Bunch Crossing IDentity
BCM Beam Conditions Monitor
BCR Bunch Counter Reset
BE Back End
BER Bit Error Rate
BGA Ball Grid Array
BGo ? (TTC signal?)
BiLED BiPhase Mark Encoder and LED drive module (obsolete)
BLOB Binary Large OBject (Oracle data type)
BOC Back Of Crate
Boost (free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries)
BPM Bi-Phase Mark
BST Beam Synchronous Timing
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CAN Controller Area Network (bus)
Capone (Grid3/OSG workload management system)
CASTOR CERN Advanced STORage manager
CBNT ComBined NTuple
CC Carbon fibre reinforced Carbon
CCS ? (optimiser?)
CDI Condition Database Interface
CDR Central Data Recording
CDS CERN Document Server
CEDAR CERN EDMS for Detectors and AcceleratoRs
CEDAR Combined e-Science Data Analysis Resource for high-energy physics
CHSM Concurrent Heirarchical State Machine
Cid Crate identifier
CLID CLass IDentifier (Athena)
CLHEP Class Library for High Energy Physics
CLOAC CLOck And Control
CM Crate Manager
CMB Computing Management Board
CMT Configuration Management Tool
COB Chip On Board
COB Computing Oversight Board
CoCa Collection and Cache
COOL (LCG/ATLAS conditions database)
CORAL Core Relational Access Layer
CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CORBO (VME Readout Control Board)
COTS Commodity Off-The-Shelf
CPLD Complex Programmable Logic Device
CPN CERN Public Network
CSAM CERN Safety Alarm Monitoring
CSC Cathod Strip Chambers ( Muon Spectrometer)
CSC Computing System Commisioning
CSM Chamber Service Module (Muon Spectrometer)
CSO Cryogenics Safety Officer
CSR Control and Status Register
CSS CERN Safety System
CTB Combined Test Beam
CTP Central Trigger Processor
CTPDI CTP Detector Interface
CTRL Control
CVS Concurrent Version System
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DA Distributed Analysis
DAC Digital to Analog Converter
DAG Directed Acyclic Graph
DAL Data Access Library
DAQ Data AcQuisition
DC Data Collection
DC2 Data Challenge 2
DCS Detector Control System (ATLAS) (SCT)
DDC DAQ-DCS Communication
DDM Distributed Data Management
DF Data Flow
DFM Data Flow Manager
DFP Data Flow Partition
DIAL Distributed Interactive Analysis of Large datasets
DIANE DIstributed ANalysis Environment
DIG Detector Interface Group
DIM Distributed Information Management System
DIP Data Interchange Protocol
DLF Distributed Logging Facility
DMA Direct Memory Access
DP Data Preparation
DORIC Digital Optical Receiver Integrated Circuit
DPD Derived Physics Data
DQ Don Quijote (ATLAS Experiment Data Management System)
DRD Derived Reconstruction Data
DRDC Detector Research and Development Committee (defunct)
DRX Data Receiver integrated circuit
DS Diagnostics package
DSA ?
DSP Digital Signal Processor
DSS Detector Safety System (LHC)
DSU Detector Safety Unit
DTD Document Type Definition
DVS Diagnostic Verification System (also Data Viewing System)
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EAH External Alarm Handler
EB Event Builder
EB Executive Board
EB Extended Barrel (Tile Calorimeter)
EBC Event Builder Crate
EbDest Event builder Destination
EBIF Event Builder InterFace
EbSrc Event builder Source
EC End Cap
ECR Engineering Change Request
ECR Event Counter Reset
EDH Electronic Document Handling
EDM Event Data Model
EDMS Engineering Data Management Service
EDS Electronic Document Submission
EF Event Filter
EFD Event Filter Dataflow
EFIF Event Filter InterFace (= L3IF)
EFB Event Fragment Builder
EH Error Handling (TDAQ)
ELMB Embedded Local Monitor Board (DCS)
ELS Event Logging System (LHC)
EM ElectroMagnetic
EMB Event Management Board
EMDB Equipment Management Database (JCOP)
EMIF Extended Memory InterFace
EMS Event Monitoring Sampler
ENC Equivalent Noise Charge
ERL Error Reporting and Logging
ESD ElectoStatic Discharge
ESD Event Summary Data
ESRAT Event Selection, Reconstruction and Analysis Tools
EST Engineering Support and Technology division (CERN)
ETM (Developers of PVSS)
EV EventView
EVS Event Viewing System
EVUD EventView User Data
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FBT Fused Biconically Tapered technology
FCAL Forward CALorimeter
FDL Final Decision Logic
FDW Formatter Data Writes
FE Front end Electronics
FEC Front End Controller
FEL Front End Link
FEMB Front End MotherBoard (S-Link)
FEth Fast Ethernet?
FEX Feature EXtraction
FI Finance Department (CERN)
FIAP Formatter Increment Address Pointer
FIFO First In First Out
FILAR Four Integrated Links for Atlas tests by ROD?
FGSO Flammable Gas Safety Officer (LHC)
FLUKA (Hadronic shower simulation)
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array ?
FS Final State objects
FS Front Support
FSI Frequency Scan Interferometry
FSM Finite State Machine
FT Fault Tolerance (TDAQ)
FW FrameWork
FWT Formatter Writes Trailer (ROD formatter)
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G4 Geant4
G4AtlasApps Geant4 ATLAS Applications
GANGA Gaudi / Athena aNd Grid Alliance
GAUDI (LHCb Data Processing Applications Framework)
GBETh GigaBit Ethernet
GBNIC GigaBit ethernet Network Interface Card
GCS Gas Control System (LHC)
GDML Geometry Description Markup Language
Geant4 A toolkit for simulation of the passage of particles through matter['Géant' = French 'Giant']
GEH Generic External Handler
GENSER GENerator SERvice
GEth Gigabit Ethernet?
Gid Global identifier
GIF Gamma Irradiation Facility
GLIMOS Group Leader in Matters of Safety (CERN)
GMT Global Muon Trigger
GOL ? (link card for MROD)
GTFE Global Trigger Front End
GTL Global Trigger Logic
GTS Grid Tools & Services
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HCI Human Computer Interface
HEC Hadron End Cap
HENP High Energy Nuclear Physics
HEPiX High Energy Physics UniX interest group
HepWeb (Monte Carlo tools for HEP)
HERWIG Hadron Emission Reactions With Interfering Gluons
HIJING Heavy Ion Jet INteraction Generator
HIPPI High-Performance Parallel Interface
HLT High Level Trigger
HOLA High speed Optical Link for Atlas
HPIA Host Port Interface Address register (DSP)
HPIC Host Port Interface Command register (DSP)
HPID++ Host Port Interface Data register with address auto-increment
HPU ?? Processing Unit
HR Human Resources Department (CERN)
HTL Histogram Template Library (Gaudi)
HVS Heirarchical Versioning System
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ICB International Computing Board
ID Inner Detector
IDE Interactive Development Environment
IDET Inner DETector
IDL Interface Description Language
IDRAM Internal Data RAM?
IGUI Integrated Graphical User Interface
ILU Inter Language Unification
InDiCo Integrated Digital Conference (CERN)
INJ INJector
IO Inferred Objects
IOM I/O Module
IOV Interval Of Validity (conditions database)
IPC InterProcess Communication
IPRAM Internal Program RAM?
IS Information Service
ISAJET (p p, pbar p, and e+ e- MC event generator)
ISO International Standardization Organization
ISO 8601 (ISO date + time notation)
ISSS Insertion Services Support Structure
IT Information Technology Department (CERN)
ITE Inner Thermal Enclosure
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JAS Java Analysis Studio
JCOP Joint COntrols Project
JetWeb (Monte Carlo model validation)
JIMMY (Multiple Parton Scattering Monte Carlo)
JiveXML (Athena data XML files for Event display)
JNI Java Native Interface
JO Job Options
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KLOE ? (TGC buffer manager?)
KV Kit Validation (NICOS)
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L1 Level 1 trigger
L2 Level 2 trigger
L3 Level 3 trigger
L1A Level 1 Accept signal
L1ID Level 1 Trigger IDentity
L2PU L2 Processing Unit?
L3IF Level 3 trigger InterFace
LAN Local Area Network
LAPP Labatoire d'Annecy le Vieux de Physique des Particules (sp?)
LAr Liquid Argon calorimeter
LCG LHC Computing Grid
LCG 3D LCG Distributed Deployment of Databases project
LCS Local Control Station (ATLAS DCS)
LDAQ Local DAQ
LDC Link Destination Card (S-Link)
LDIWG LHC Data Interchange Working Group
LEADE LHC Experiment-Accelerator Data Exchange Working Group
LECC ? (TTC)
LEMON LHC Era MONitoring
LFF ? (ROL?)
LHAPDF Les Houches Accord Parton Density Functions
LHC Large Hadron Collider
LJSF Light Job Submission Framework
LMB Local Monitor Box (DCS)
LMT Low Mass Tape
LOM Learning Object Meta-data (IEEE)
LSC Link Source Card (S-Link)
LSF Load Sharing Facility
LTP Local Trigger Processor
LUCID LUminosity measurement using Cerenkov Integrating Detector
LUT Look-Up Table
LVDS Low Voltage Differential Signals
LVL1 Level 1 trigger
LXBATCH (CERN public batch system)
LXCERT LinuX CERTification coordination group (CERN)
LXPLUS LinuX Public Login Unix Service (CERN)
LXR Linux Cross Referencer
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MAG Measurement Analysis Group (TDAQ)
Maui (Cluster scheduler)
MC@NLO Monte Carlo at Next-to-Leading-Order
MC4LHC Monte Carlo tools for the LHC
MCC Module Controller Chip (pixels)
MCDB MonteCarlo DataBase
MDA Monitoring Data Archiving
MDSP Master DSP
MDT Muon Drift Tube chambers (Muon Spectrometer)
MIBAK Muon trigger Interface dedicated BacKplane
MICTP Muon Interface to the Central Trigger Processor
MIOCT Muon trigger Interface OCTant board IO controller
MIROD Muon trigger Interface ReadOut Driver
MROD precision Muon chamber ROD
MRS Message Reporting System
MTF Manufacturing and Test Folder
MUCTPI Muon-to-CTP Interface
MUR Minimum Unit of Readout
MuSTARD Multichannel Semiconductor Tracker ABC(D) Readout Device
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NAG Numerical Algorithms Group
NMGR Network ManaGeR
NRZ Non-Return to Zero
NICE Network Integrated Computing Environment (CERN Win XP network)
NICOS NIghtly COntrol System
NIEL Non-Ionising Energy Loss
NOVA Networked Object-based enVironment for Analysis (prototype detector description DB)
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OBK Online BookKeeper
OC Output Controller
ODBMS Object Database Management System
ODIN Optical Dual G-LINK S-Link interface
ODMG Object Data Management Group
OFC Optimal Filtering Coefficients (LAr)
OHP Online Histogram Presenter
OKS Object Kernal Support
OLE Object Linking and Embedding
OMG Object Management Group
OMT Object Modelling Technique
OPC OLE for Process Control
OPTIF OPTical InterFace
ORB Object Request Broker
OTE Outer Thermal Enclosure
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PANDA Production ANd Distributed Analysis (OSG)
PAT Physics Analysis Tools
PATHENA PANDA ATHENA
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PEEK PolyEtherEtherKetone thermoplastic
PESA Physics and Event Selection Architecture
PH Physics Department (CERN)
PH/ESS Physics Department Electronic Systems Support (CERN)
PI Physicist Interface
PID Partition IDentifier
PIN P type - Intrinsic - N type diode
PIXEL Pixel detector
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
PLL (Pixel readout card)
PLUS Public Login Unix Service (e.g. LXPLUS)
PMC PCI Mezzanine Card?
PMD Process Manager Daemon
PMG Process ManaGement
POM Persistent Object Manager
POOL Pool Of persistent Objects for LHC
PPF1 Patch Panel Forward 1 (SCT)
PPR PreProcessor Readout
ProdSys Production System
PT Processing Task
PU Processing Unit
PVSS ProzessVisualisierungs- und Steuerungs-System (DCS)
PYTHIA (Lund Monte Carlo Event Generator)
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QA Quality Assurance
QAP Quality Assurance Plan
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RAC Real Application Clusters (Oracle)
RAL Relational Access Layer (LCG)
RAL Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
RAMSES Radiation Monitoring System for the Environment and Safety (LHC)
RAT Request a Task (AMI)
RBK Run BookKeeper
RC Run Control
RCC ROD Crate Controller
RCD ROD Crate DAQ
RCM ROD Crate Module
RCP ROD Crate Processor
RCW ROD Crate Workstation
RDB Relational (or 'Remote') DataBase
RDO Raw Data Object
RIO Real time I/O? (PowerPC VME CPU board from CES)
RIO Reconstruction Input Object
RM Resource Manager
RMCSS Rack Monitoring, Control and Safety (JCOP)
ROB ReadOut Buffer
ROBIN ROB INput in ROS
ROC ReadOut Crate (archaic) also ROD Controller module (LAr)
ROCC ReadOut Crate Controller
ROD ReadOut Driver
RODC ROD Crate
ROI Region Of Interest
ROL ReadOut Link
ROMB ReadOut MotherBoard (S-Link)
rootd (root file access over internet)
ROS ReadOut Subsystem
RPC Resistive Plate Chamber (Muon Spectrometer)
RPU Rejection Processing Unit
RRI ?
RRIF Rod Register InterFace
RS Rear Support
RSO Radiation Safety Officer (LHC)
RSS Rack Safety System (DSS)
RTC Radiation Tolerance Criteria
RTF Reconstruction Task Force
RTT Run Time Tester (NICOS)
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S2P Serial to Parallel?
SBC Single Board Computer
SC Safety Commission Unit (CERN)
SC4 Service Challenge 4
SCADA Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
SCI Scalable Coherent Interface
SCRAM Software Configuration, Release And Management
SCT Semiconductor Central Tracker
SCTHV SCT High Voltage power supply
SCTLV SCT Low Voltage power supply
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDSP Slave DSP
SEAL Shared Environment for Applications at LHC
SEB Single Event Burnout
SEE Single Event Effect
SEL Single Event Latchup
SEU Single Event Upset
SF SubFarm
SFC Sub Farm Crate or Switch Farm Class
SFI SubFarm Input (or Switch to Farm InterFace)
SFO SubFarm Output
SFP Small Form factor Pluggable
SG Secretary-General
SG StoreGate
SHARC ADSP 21060L DSP from Analog Devices
Sid Source identifier
SI2k SPECint2000 benchmark
SIL2 Safety Integrity Level 2
SIM SIMulated event data
SIT Software InfraStructure Team (ATLAS)
SL Scientific Linux
SLATE ?(32 bit VMEbus Word Generator)
SLC3 Scientific Linux CERN 3
SLHC Super LHC
SLIDAD S-Link Infinite DAta Drain (emulator)
SLIDAS S-Link Infinite DAta Source (emulator)
SLOG SLOw command Generator
SMB Server Message Block
SMIL Syncronized Multimedia Integration Language (W3C)
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
S-Link Simple Link Interface
SPAC ? (LAR front end bus)
SPEC Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
SPECint2000 SPEC CINT2000 benchmark
SPI Software Process & Infrastructure (LCG)
SPMB Software Project Management Board
SPS Simple PMC to S-link interface
SPU Sparsifying Processing Units
SRM Storage Resource Management
SRT Software Release Tools
SSP Simple S-link to PMC interface
STFT Services Thermal FeedThrough
StP Software through Pictures
SVN SubVersioN
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TAG (event level metadata)
TBM ? (LAR ROD module?)
TCC ?
TCL ? (testing TRT RODs)
TCR Technical Control Room (CERN)
TDAQ Trigger & Data AcQuisition
TDM ? (encoding)
TDS Technical Data Server (LHC)
TDS Transient Data Store (Athena)
TE Thermal Enclosure
TES Transient Event Store
TGC Thin Gap Chambers (Muon Spectrometer)
ThePEG Toolkit for High Energy Physics Event Generation
TI Temporary Interconnect
TID Total Ionising Dose
TIM Technical Infrastructure Monitoring (LHC)
TIM Trigger Interface Module
TLA Three Letter Acronym (A meta-acronym?)
TMB Technical Management Board
TMS Tape Management System
TOB Trigger and Offline Board
TOT Time Over Threshold
TPG Thermalised Pyrolytic Graphite
TPP Temporary Patch Panel
TRG TRiGger module
TRT Transition Radiation Tracker
TS Technical Support division (CERN)
TSI Technical Supervision Interface
TTC Trigger, Timing & Control
TTCbi TTC BST interface
TTCex TTC encoder/transmitter
TTCmi TTC machine interface
TTCmx TTC mini transmitter
TTCoc TTC optical coupler
TTCpr TTC PMC receiver
TTCrx TTC receiver
TTCtx TTC transmitter
TTCvi TTC VMEbus interface
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UD User Data
UML Unified Modelling Language
UMT User Monitoring Task?
URD User Requirements Document
URI Uniform Resource Identifier (WWW)
UTF Users Task Force
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VCSEL Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser
VDC VCSEL Driver Chip
VHDL VHSIC Hardware Description Language
VHSIC Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VMC Virtual Monte Carlo
VXCO ? (TTC module?)
VXI VME eXtensions for Instrumentation
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WBS Work Breakdown Structure
WLAP Web Lecture Archive Project
WLCG Worldwide LHC Computing Grid
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XLL Extensible Linking Language (XML)
XML Extensible Markup Language
XMLHEP (Low volume MC persistency format)
XROOTD (Extended rootd?)
XSL Extensible Style Language (XML)
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YUM Yellow dog Updater, Modified
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ZDC Zero Degree Calorimeter

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