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ATM-to-the-desktop: its position and advantages in emerging networks

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6 Author(s)
Rindos, A. ; IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC, USA ; Woolet, S. ; Cosby, D. ; Glekas, J.
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Given that ATM is expected to be the dominant backbone technology (with backbone speeds starting at 155 Mbps), two options exist for a network administrator when replacing an existing section of his network and/or adding a new section: (1) install a switched (possibly high-speed) LAN, or (2) install an all ATM solution (ATM-to-the-desktop), either native or with LAN emulation. We present a comparison of these two options, with emphasis on evaluating their respective performances. We illustrate these discussions with measured data and mathematical models

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Southcon/96. Conference Record

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25-27 Jun 1996