This parameter specifies the number of queues used by the FMS file striping system.
When FMS writes a record to a striped file, the record is first divided among the queues. Within each queue, the record is then divided among the stripes. The total number of disks running in parallel for each record transfer is the number of queues times the number of stripes.
FMS uses this two layer file striping system to accommodate machines which have distributed memory. By running separate queues in each memory region, data is automatically transferred to the region where it is required.
The maximum number of queues is 10.
This option may also be used on systems having centralized memory if the number of stripes exceeds 10.