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NAS

Abbreviation for:
Normative Aging Study
Narcotics Assistance Section
National Acceptor Survey
National Asthma Survey
National Autistic Society 
new active substance 
no abnormality seen
nucleic acids
nucleoside analogues
nucleus accumbens septum
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NAS

1. Neonatal abstinence syndrome. See Neonatal withdrawal syndrome.
2. No abnormalities seen.
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National Academy of Sciences

, National Academies,

NAS

An organization comprising a selected group of honored or distinguished engineers and scientists who are called upon to review and explore the uses of science and technology as they may further or enlighten national interests in the U.S.
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* Multiple NAS boxes increase the management complexity with multiple IP locations.
* NAS boxes require IP configuration and system setup.
There is also a limit to how much capacity can be directly attached to each PC or server; due to the number of external ports (this is also true for NAS boxes).
NAS boxes are simply application servers that do not host applications and have been tuned for storing and serving files only--serving them in either the Windows CIFS format, or the Unix NFS format--so relieving the burden of such work from application servers.
In April EMC announced that it is developing low-end NAS boxes to be powered by Windows Storage Server 2003.
According to EMC, the rate of evolution of NFS file serving software is slow compared to that for CIFS, presumably reflecting the greater development effort that has already gone into developing faster NFS engines for NAS boxes. "With CIFS it's easy to get the first 80% of performance.
So when I have a NAS box, it's important to me that I should be built on a platform that scales and can be flexible, like Windows.
So what they're doing is the departmental NAS' are backing up to these centralized, big data center NAS boxes. And the way I look at NAS is more like a SAN in a box.
The software allows OEMs such as Dell and Maxtor to install a stripped-down version of Windows 2000 on their NAS boxes, saving big on development dollars and widening W2000 and NT platform support and integration.
MARK: Most of the NAS boxes that I've seen have an Ethernet connection and are designed to be utterly simple to install, right out of the box.
The truly low-end NAS boxes aren't even using SCSI--they have IDE drives inside them--and those drives retail for less than $150.