Qinling Glossary

As the Qinling project evolves, it’s important that people working on Qinling, users using Qinling, and operators deploying Qinling use a common set of terminology in order to avoid misunderstandings and confusion. To that end, we are providing the following glossary of terms.


The runtime is programming language support. In Qinling, each runtime is encapsulated in a container image which is used for creating the runtime container. Qinling communicates with the container by sending HTTP requests and runs user function inside. Currently, Qinling only supports Python 2 and Python 3 officially and Node.JS in experimental.