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Multiprotocol networking—a blueprint

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3 Author(s)
M. L. Hess ; IBM Networking Hardware Division, 800 Park Ofices Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA ; J. A. Lorrain ; G. R. McGee

IBM's Open Blueprint™ is used as a framework for discussing recent developments in communications with particular emphasis on multiprotocol networking. The major parts of the Open Blueprint that pertain to networking are described, indicating advancements in user networks, networking standards, and their underlying technologies. Asynchronous transfer mode is shown to have special significance both for today's multiprotocol networks and tomorrow's multimedia networks.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 3 )