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cried Mother, breaking out again, "when I saw all those children ranged tier above tier, and appealing from the father none of them has ever known on earth, to the great Father of us all in Heaven, I thought, does any wretched mother ever come here, and look among those young faces, wondering which is the poor child she brought into this forlorn world, never through all its life to know her love, her kiss, her face, her voice, even her name
She was looking at the tier of geraniums as she spoke, and Stephen made no answer; but he was looking at her; and does not a supreme poet blend light and sound into one, calling darkness mute, and light eloquent?
The EPA estimates that by 2010, Tier 3 standards will reduce NOx emissions from diesel engines by about 1 million tons per year, an effect similar to taking 35 million passenger cars off the road.
But Tier 3 requirements forced manufacturers to take a big leap in engine development.
In the top tier, which is about 2 [micro]m thick, the cuticle forms an imperfect honeycomb pattern and contains thousands of air-filled cylinders, each roughly 240 nm in diameter.
Top layer of each tier should be placed cut side down.
Many customer proposals anticipate not just storage volume, but additional storage tiers as the solution matures.
avian, fish, or invertebrate) may be required at the higher tiers (15).
Process automation software can reduce the labor and complexity involved in supporting multiple tiers of storage service.
The archiving tier can coexist with higher performance, primary storage tiers within a single EqualLogic SAN under one management interface.
Tiers can also be defined by the presence or absence of functions such as remote copy, mirroring, replication, and auditability.
With EqualLogic's new PS3000 Series, we get Fibre Channel performance in an iSCSI-based solution that is easy to grow and manage; and the ability to architect tiers of storage for different data grades gives us the flexibility we need to run our business effectively.