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MIF

 [mif]

MIF

Abbreviation for migration-inhibitory factor.

MIF

abbreviation for macrophage inhibition factor. See macrophage migration inhibiting factor.

MIF

A gene on chromosome 22q11.23 that encodes macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MMIF), a proinflammatory lymphokine involved in innate cell-mediated immunity, immunoregulation and inflammation, which regulates macrophage function in host defence by suppressing the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids.

Molecular pathology
Genetic variations of MIF have been linked to an increase in susceptibility to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

MIF

1. melanocyte-stimulating hormone-inhibiting factor.
2. macrophage migration inhibition factor.
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McDATA's Intrepid FICON Converter enables customers to gracefully and non-disruptively migrate from an ESCON to a FICON environment, increasing storage network performance, lowering acquisition and maintenance costs, and simplifying management," said Doug Ingraham, Vice President of Product Management for McDATA.
In most cases, the advantages of FICON over ESCON are readily apparent," said Mike Kahn, chairman of The Clipper Group, Inc.
Customers will see a dramatic simplification of their fabric due to the transition from multiple ESCON channels onto a single FICON channel.
Our strategic cooperation with Optica allows our mainframe customers to leverage all of the benefits of FICON on System z while maintaining access to ESCON devices that are required to support key applications.
IBM, Communication Server for Windows NT, S/390 and ESCON are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM).
Supporting ESCON channel speeds of 10 Mbytes/second or 17 Mbytes/second, the 8260/8265 ESCON Adapter is implemented using IBM's ESCON Enabler Technology chipset and executes IBM's Licensed Internal Code Control Unit Image.
With this combined solution, customers can safely and easily modernize their mainframe infrastructure while preserving their investment in ESCON devices and control units," said Bob Nusbaum, product manager, Data Center Business Unit at Cisco.
Fig 1 shows a storage subsystem being shared between a mainframe system over ESCON and Unix and NetWare systems over a SAN.
McDATA is the exclusive supplier of IBM ESCON Directors and is currently developing the FICON bridge card with IBM.
a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced new additions to the Channel Gateway FICON and ESCON family of mainframe connectivity solutions.
today announced that McDATA, with assistance from IBM, is developing for sale to IBM the new feature within the 9032 Model 5 Director that will function as the bridge between the FICON and ESCON protocols.
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