Glossary of Terms
This page is an alphabetical list of EECS-specific acronyms, abbreviations, and terms that you may encounter while browsing this website.
For a list of general computer-related acronyms and terms, see The Ultimate Computer Acronyms Archive.
- Computer Infrastructure Fee. A monthly fee that pays for basic computer account resources. See the IRIS Recharge Rates page for current information.
- CIS Fee
- An outdated term for the Computer Infrastructure Fee
- The Computer, Networking, and Instructional Laboratories committee is charged with overseeing the computing, networking, and laboratory infrastructure of the department, for both instructional and research purposes.
- Infrastructure Capitalization Fee. A monthly fee that pays for upgrades to EECS Departmental network infrastructure. See the IRIS Recharge Rates page for current information.
- Instructional Computer Accounts
- The EECS Instructional Group manages a computing environment specifically for the purpose of teaching classes. These computer accounts are distinct from Non-Instructional computer accounts.
- Non-Instructional Computer Accounts
- Any EECS Department computer accounts that are not part of the Instructional computing infrastructure are called “non-instructional”. This includes most faculty, EECS and ERSO staff, graduate student, and any other research-related accounts. This is sometimes called a “Research Account”. This computing environment is managed by IDSG.
- Research Computer Account
- Another common term for a Non-Instructional computer account.
- Research Support Officer. Provides financial, analytical and administrative support to faculty, primarily with grants. Part of ERSO .
- Storage Infrastructure Fee. A monthly fee that funds our department's high-availability storage system. This fee is tiered according to a person's account type. See the IRIS Recharge Rates page for current information.
- Time and materials. Refers to the total cost of a person performing a task (time) and any materials necessary to perform that task. Primarily used to indicate that the associated work, task, or service isn’t included in a standard monthly fee and will incur additional charges if performed.