Glossary

The Green Grid glossary provides definitions for hundreds of information and communications technology (ICT) and data center terms and acronyms. Arranged alphabetically and searchable, the glossary explains common industry vocabulary.
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Wafer

Any thin but rigid plate of solid material, especially of disk shape. A term used commonly to refer to the thin slices of silicon used as starting material for the manufacture of integrated circuits

Warm Up

A period of time prior to when the actual measurement is taken, where the workload has been already started in an effort to get the SUT to a stable and consistent state

Water Economizer

See economizer, water

Wet-bulb Temperature

See temperature, wet-bulb

Whiskers, Iron

Crystalline metallurgical phenomenon whereby iron grows tiny hairs, which can become airborne under certain conditions and settle in electronic equipment

Whiskers, Tin

A crystalline metallurgical phenomenon whereby tin grows tiny hairs, which can become airborne under certain conditions and settle in electronic equipment

Whiskers, Zinc

A crystalline metallurgical phenomenon whereby zinc grows tiny hairs, which can become airborne under certain conditions and settle in electronic equipment

Workload

The units of work that are to be performed during a benchmark run