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A mini-cell architecture for networked multimedia workstations

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4 Author(s)
A. S. Lunn ; Dept. of Comput., Lancaster Univ., UK ; A. C. Scott ; W. D. Shepherd ; N. J. Yeadon

High speed networks and multimedia place significant demands on end-systems. The approach at Lancaster has been to develop multimedia enhancement units with high-speed network support for conventional workstations. This paper outlines how these enhancement units have developed from the early transputer based designs to hardware implementations. We argue that mini-cell based inter-device communication leads to efficient implementation of such enhancement units and detail two implementations based on this approach-the LANC and the MEND

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Multimedia Computing and Systems, 1994., Proceedings of the International Conference on

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15-19 May 1994