The Sun BluePrints Online paper "Configuring Systems for High Bandwidth I/O" by Kevin Colwell and Carolyn Bumatay describes a recipe for configuring systems to support the very high bandwidth I/O capabilities needed by such data-intensive applications as operational intelligence and surveillance, epidemic trend analysis and prediction, failure analysis of aircraft and ships, predictive traffic management, weather and ocean forecasting, virtual design, astronomy, human genomics, and other scientific disciplines that are data-intensive, and depend on streaming read/write I/O performance.
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The Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules delivers up to 528 8-Gbps port density and twice the bandwidth of
previous generation Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching modules and enable customers to build consolidated SANs with fewer chassis, hence
requiring less space, power, and cooling, dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).