Key terms related to server activities.
Network Key Terms
|List Options||Option Definition||Unit of Measure|
|Network client testing||A computer or computer server that generates workload traffic for transmission to a unit under test (UUT) connected via a network switch.||None|
|Controller system||A computer or computer server that manages a benchmark evaluation process. The controller system performs the following functions: start and stop each segment (phase) of the performance benchmark; control the workload demands of the performance benchmark; start and stop data collection from the power analyzer so that power and performance data from each phase can be correlated; store log files containing benchmark power and performance information; convert raw data into a suitable format for benchmark reporting, submission and validation; and collect and store environmental data, if automated for the benchmark.||None|
|Hypervisor||A type of hardware virtualization technique that enables multiple guest operating systems to run on a single host system at the same time.||None|
|RAS features||An acronym for reliability, availability, and serviceability features. RAS is sometimes expanded to RASM, which adds ÒManageabilityÓ criteria. The three primary components of RAS as related to a computer server.||None|
|Buffered DDR channel||Channel or Memory Port connecting a Memory Controller to a defined number of memory devices (e.g. DIMMs) in a computer server. A typical computer server may contain multiple Memory Controllers, which may in turn support one or more Buffered DDR Channels. As such, each Buffered DDR Channel serves only a fraction of the total addressable memory space in a computer server.||None|
|Auxiliary processing accelerators||Computing expansion add-in cards installed in general-purpose add-in expansion slots (e.g., GPGPUs installed in a PCI slot).||None|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||None|
|Server processor utilization||The ratio of processor computing activity to full-load processor computing activity at a specified voltage and frequency, measured instantaneously or with a short term average of use over a set of active and/or idle cycles.||None|
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