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Interconnection scheme for NOW (network of workstations)

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1 Author(s)
Odhiambo, M.O. ; Dept. of Electr. & Commun. Eng., Moi Univ., Eldoret, Kenya

An interconnection scheme for NOW aims to provide a network of hosts (distributed computer system) in which distributed computing can be performed. The distributed system akin to the Internet, consists of a few or several hosts connected together by a logical interconnection network. Hosts on the network are grouped into domains, and the domains are interconnected together to form the network. Hosts in a domain are directly connected to every other host within that domain. Within a domain, a single host acts as a gateway host handling extra domain messages. To provide the distributed computer system, I implemented an interconnection scheme with two main functions: to provide connectivity among the hosts in the network; and message routing capability between the hosts

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Africon, 1999 IEEE  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

1999