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Resource-sharing computer communications networks

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1 Author(s)
R. E. Kahn ; Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

The development of resource-sharing networks can facilitate the provision of a wide range of economic and reliable computer services. Computer-communication networks allow the sharing of specialized computer resources such as data bases, programs, and hardware. Such a network consists of both the computer resources and a communications system interconnecting them and allowing their full utilization to be achieved. In addition, a resource-sharing network provides the means whereby increased cooperation and interaction can be achieved between individuals. An introduction to computer-to-computer networks and resource sharing is provided and some aspects of distributed computation are discussed.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 11 )