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Designing Storage Area Networks: A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs, Second Edition by Tom Clark

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Appendix F. The SNIA Dictionary of Storage Networking Terminology

The “SNIA Dictionary of Storage Networking Terminology” is administered by the SNIA Education Committee to establish uniform definitions of storage networking terms and concepts. The online version of this dictionary is readily available at www.snia.org/education/dictionary. It is reprinted here with the permission of the SNIA. Comments and suggested additions can be forwarded to the SNIA at .

8B/10B encoding

CONTEXT [Fibre Channel]

An algorithm for encoding data for transmission in which each 8-bit data byte is converted to a 10-bit transmission character. Invented and patented by IBM Corporation, 8B/10B encoding is used in transmitting data on Fibre Channel, ESCON, ...

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