Abbreviated as GFS, a Global File System is a cluster file system that enables a cluster of computers to simultaneously use a block device that is shared between them. GFS reads and writes to the block device like a local file system, but also allows the computers to coordinate their I/O to maintain file system consistency. With GFS any changes that are made to the file system on one computer will immediately be seen on all other computers in that cluster.
- Global Assembly Cache
Abbreviated as GAC, the Global Assembly Cache is a machine-wide store used to hold assemblies that are intended to be shared by several applications on the machine. Each computer where the common language runtime (CLR) is installed has a global assembly cache. The global assembly cache stores the assemblies specifically designated to be shared by […]
- Globalization Management System
Globalization Management System (GMS) is enterprise software applications that provide the infrastructure to control the complex process of adapting, translating and maintaining all of a company’s content and information (such as corporate documents, databases, enterprise applications, Web sites, manuals, and more) worldwide. A GMS should meet the challenge of developing, leveraging, and maintaining a multilingual, […]
Short for Globally Unique Identifier, a unique 128-bit number that is produced by the Windows OS or by some Windows applications to identify a particular component, application, file, database entry, and/or user. For instance, a Web site may generate a GUID and assign it to a user’s browser to record and track the session. A […]
Gmail is a free, search-based e-mail (Web mail) service, which is accessible from a Web browser anywhere in the world. Gmail includes more than 2,000MB (two gigabytes) of storage. The backbone of Gmail is a powerful Google search engine that quickly finds any message an account owner has ever sent or received. When Gmail displays […]
Short for GNU Privacy Guard. Also abbreviated as GPG.