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This is an overview of terminology used in technical documentation for Wikimedia Foundation infrastructure and software.
 
This list is meant to be a reference point for the canonical or preferred words to convey a certain concept. Avoid listing older or less common words for the same concepts.
 
== C ==
 
* '''cluster''' is group of servers with a common purpose. For example: "text" [[Varnish]] cluster, "jobrunner" [[Application servers|appserver]] cluster. Note that a cluster may span multiple DCs.
 
== D ==
 
* '''data center''' (abbreviated '''DC'''), is a physical location in which server racks reside. For example: [[Eqiad data center|Esams data center]] as listed on [[Clusters|Data centers]]. This includes both core services and cache PoPs. 
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Help:Glossary]], for terms used within Wikimedia Cloud Services.
* [[m:Glossary|Glossary]] on Meta-Wiki, for terms used within the wider Wikimedia movement.
* [[mw:Manual:Glossary|Manual:Glossary]] on mediawiki.org, for terms used within the MediaWiki software.
* [[mw:Documentation/Style guide|Documentation/Style guide]] on mediawiki.org, about technical documentation more broadly.

Revision as of 13:44, 25 March 2022

This is an overview of terminology used in technical documentation for Wikimedia Foundation infrastructure and software.

This list is meant to be a reference point for the canonical or preferred words to convey a certain concept. Avoid listing older or less common words for the same concepts.

C

  • cluster is group of servers with a common purpose. For example: "text" Varnish cluster, "jobrunner" appserver cluster. Note that a cluster may span multiple DCs.

D

  • data center (abbreviated DC), is a physical location in which server racks reside. For example: Esams data center as listed on Data centers. This includes both core services and cache PoPs.

See also

  • Help:Glossary, for terms used within Wikimedia Cloud Services.
  • Glossary on Meta-Wiki, for terms used within the wider Wikimedia movement.
  • Manual:Glossary on mediawiki.org, for terms used within the MediaWiki software.
  • Documentation/Style guide on mediawiki.org, about technical documentation more broadly.