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Backbone

The largest channel of information on a network. The backbone processes and transmits the greatest amount of data. The size of a backbone is not based on an objective standard, but rather depends on the size of the network.
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According to Daryl Schoolar, senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR, "The backbone market along with the total wholesale ISP market will experience little growth in 2002.
AT&T is not alone in ramping up its backbone speeds, however, and 10Gbps now seems just the tip of the iceberg.
One of the marquee attractions in the National Park Service's Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the Backbone Trail - which traverses the mountain chain from Point Mugu to Will Rogers State Historical Park in Pacific Palisades - was elevated to star status by some of those in attendance at the Jan.
The Loop Switch delivers the same concurrency and zoning services offered by the Backbone Fabric Switch while eliminating the Cost and complexity of a mixed protocol environment (Figure 4).
Take Newton Motorway to return to the Backbone Trail, which promptly was dubbed the Bonehead Trail when my error was realized.
The major backbone providers have thus far tried to deal with this problem by making the backbones bigger, to accommodate more packets.
It is an important segment of the Backbone Trail which goes from Will Rogers state historic park to Point Mugu, and we're much interested in getting the trail in good shape and completed,'' said Milt McAuley, one of the event organizers.
Japan's Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) selected Voltaire's InfiniBand-based Grid Backbone switching solutions as the high-performance interconnect for Japan's largest supercomputer, which will be used for computational scientific research.
Soon I realized: Despite its imperfections, it's really, really nice to have something like the Backbone Trail located in Southern California's collective backyard.
The Backbone Trail is not so famous that well-heeled hikers prefer to identify the track only by its initials, a la PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), CDT (Continental Divide Trail) and AT (Appalachian Trail).