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The workstation on the network: performance considerations for the communications interface

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2 Author(s)
Ramakrishnan, K.K. ; Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA, USA ; Hawe, W.R.

The authors discuss their efforts at understanding the design of network adapter subsystems. Their goal has been to understand design issues, define metrics for characterizing performance in a comprehensive manner, and examine the impact of design choices on the performance of the adapter subsystem. They look at current workstation designs and the implementation of the datalink layer in the drivers of operating systems such as Unix and VMS

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Workstation Operating Systems, 1989., Proceedings of the Second Workshop on

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27-29 Sep 1989