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Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.

block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

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If so, was it a block level or file level transfer?
The system extracts video quality at the macro block level from the Elementary Stream (ES) and reports results to a PC using Ethernet networking (TCP/IP, UDP, SNMP).
Like the virtualization engine, Storage Tank is designed to improve capacity use through central management of all file system data and unify it with the block level data on the SAN.
It greatly reduces storage system complexities and simplifies designs of file level and block level storage appliances, intelligent switch implementations, high-end and mid-range RAID arrays, and intelligent host adapters and storage blades.
File virtualization (which can work in DAS and NAS as well as SAN), provides a virtual file system layer between files and block level storage.
The first product in the Platform -- the SoCFIT(TM) software solution -- analyzes the soft error risk of a system-on-chip (SoC) at full chip and block level, giving designers insight into which blocks may be the major contributors to the over all soft error rate (SER), and enabling them to perform trade-off analyses between various design elements to meet their targets.
Host software centrally manages security and locking through to the block level by managing allocations, authorizations, authentications, and locks.
Continued consolidation in the marketplace could pave the way for a new breed of storage management applications, based on virtualization, that operate in a highly granular way at the logical (file) level (and are particularly important with regard to data archiving to meet compliance requirements), as well as at the physical block level.