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PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six gallons is also called a pipe.

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The KAT4000's data plane, utilizing an upgradeable Fat Pipe switch, connects each AdvancedMC site to the ATCA High Speed Fabric.
In these instances, an optical switch is a good solution as a fat pipe, but not an optimal solution for deploying broadband within a building.
"The same can be said of hosting providers leasing a server with a fat pipe to the net--many of these smaller and mid-sized shops do not maintain responsive security and abuse departments, or even have an inkling anything is going on until we pick up the phone and get in touch with them."
The 12-layer routing includes 12 ports including fat pipe lanes and allocations for PCI-Express traffic.
Despite recent announcements from Disney, MTV and the BBC offering free content via the Internet, and last week's launch of interactive games channel ITV Play on broadband and digital platform Freeview, the day when all content is delivered to homes via one big "fat pipe" remains a distant and technologically fraught prospect.
While a fat pipe may support traffic in the gigabit range, the traffic has to be converted into multiple VC-4 channels to be transported through the network infrastructure.
The 'fat pipe' spec is a system based around the current NGIO plans but optimized for very high end machines.