Switching


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Switching

Liquidating a position and simultaneously reinstating a position in another futures contract of the same type.

Switching

1. The act of closing a position and opening another with better prospects. This term often applies to securities and mutual funds. See also: Load.

2. In futures, the act of liquidating a contract and using the proceeds to buy another on the same type with a longer maturity. This is often done to avoid receiving delivery of the underlying.
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Agere's chip switches voice, data, and video signals at an aggregated switching speed of 80 Gigabits per second (Gbits/s).
In addition to the above bandwidth dividend from switching, both inter-shelf and intra-shelf switching reduce FC-AL transit time and thereby increase the inherent efficiency of the back-end buses.
The Control Layer - The control layer, or access switching layer, handles call control and signaling functionality and acts as a mediator between the other two layers.
IDC believes simple implementation, investment protection, and the ability to apply prior knowledge and practices will accelerate the adoption of SAN switching technology.
Traffic shaping also plays a key role in achieving QoS functionality in Level 3 switching devices.