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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Issue 5 • Date November 1983

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 0
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  • Foreword: Introduction and Issue Overview

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):697 - 701
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  • Architecture and Design of a Reliable Token-Ring Network

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):756 - 765
    Cited by:  Papers (76)  |  Patents (2)
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    Architecture, performance, transmission system, and wiring strategy of a token-ring local area network implemented at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory are described. In the design of the system, particular emphasis was placed on high reliability, availability, and serviceability. To ensure robustness of the token-access protocol, we employ the concept of a monitor function which is responsible f... View full abstract»

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  • A New CSMA-CD Protocol for Local Area Networks with Dynamic Priorities and Low Collision Probability

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):869 - 876
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (12)
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    This paper reports on the implementation of a local area network (LAN) operating under a new CSMA-CD protocol with dynamic priorities (CSMA-CD-DP). User terminals, host computers, and other servers are connected to a common broad-band channel through N network access stations in a clustered manner. This concept reduces the number of network access stations and enhances the utilization of hardware ... View full abstract»

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  • A Distributed Local Area Network Packet Protocol for Combined Voice and Data Transmission

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):926 - 934
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (10)
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    Local area networks designed to carry a variety of traffic such as data, voice, facsimile, and video should be able to implement low latency virtual circuits to meet the demands of periodic traffic. We have designed a partially distributed algorithm to efficiently schedule voice traffic on a unidirectional bus system called Fasnet. Virtual channels are allocated for the duration of a talk spurt an... View full abstract»

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  • Error Handling in the IEEE 802 Token-Passing Bus LAN

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):784 - 789
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    We review the IEEE 1983 802.4 Token-Passing Bus LAN protocol design objectives and operation, and discuss the general error handling philosophy which guided the protocol design decisions. We discuss the types of errors which may occur on a bus LAN and their causal mechanisms. We then discuss the specific error handling mechanisms incorporated in the IEEE Token Bus LAN protocol design. Note that we... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission Design Criteria for a Synchronous Token Ring

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):721 - 733
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    This paper discusses the transmission design criteria and limiting factors of an experimental synchronous token ring implemented at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. The following key aspects are addressed: 1) ring topology and wiring, 2) transmission, and 3) ring synchronization with phase-locked loops. Wiring of a ring is based on a two-level hierarchy with passive wiring concentrators placed ... View full abstract»

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  • Design and Use of an Integrated Cambridge Ring

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):775 - 784
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (13)
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    The Cambridge ring is a local area network used both in universities and industry. It is based on the empty slot principle and data are transmitted using minipackets containing two bytes of data. This paper describes the design process, decisions, and tradeoffs in implementing an integrated system which incorporates both analog and digital components. The technology chosen is a bipolar gate array.... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with a Layered Approach to Local Area Network Design

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):857 - 868
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    The Nestar Plan 4000 network was designed using the ISO Open Systems Interconnection model. The Xerox Network Systems Internet Transport Protocols (XNS) were chosen for the network and transport layers, a token-passing protocol (Arcnet) for the physical and datalink layers, and existing Nestar server software for the highest layers. The physical and datalink layers are supported by a VLSI chip and... View full abstract»

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  • SILK: An Implementation of a Buffer Insertion Ring

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):766 - 774
    Cited by:  Papers (39)  |  Patents (12)
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    Ring topology local area networks (LAN's) using the "buffer insertion" access method have as yet received relatively little attention. In this paper we present details of a LAN of this,type, called SILK-system for integrated local communication (in German, "Kommunikation"). Sections of the paper describe the synchronous transmission technique of the ring channel, the time-multiplexed access of eig... View full abstract»

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  • The Architecture of an Integrated Local Network

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):842 - 857
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (3)
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    The DOMAIN system is an architecture for networks of personal workstations and servers which creates an integrated distributed computing environment. Its distinctive features include: a network-wide file system of objects addressed by unique identifiers (UID's); the abstraction of a single level store for transparently accessing all objects, regardless of their location in the network; and a netwo... View full abstract»

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  • S/NET: A High-Speed Interconnect for Multiple Computers

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):751 - 756
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (6)
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    This paper describes S/NET (symmetric network), a high-speed small area interconnect that supports effective multiprocessing using message-based communication. This interconnect provides low latency, bounded contention time, and high throughput. It further provides hardware support for low level flow control and signaling. The interconnect is a star network with an active switch. The computers con... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of a Broad-Band Local Area Network Protocol Architecture

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):832 - 841
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    The protocol architecture of a broad-band local area network (LAN) must consider a realm of issues ranging from user device requirements to the characteristics of the underlying broad-band cable medium. The primary environment for which these protocols are intended consists of a collection of multichannel broad-band local networks, connected by point-to-point links. This paper describes one exampl... View full abstract»

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  • Message Delay Analysis for Polling and Token Multiple-Access Schemes for Local Communication Networks

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):935 - 947
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    Two efficient polling (token) schemes, which provide multiaccess coordination for local area networks, are described, analyzed, and compared. The two multiple-access polling protocols described here utilize gated and exhaustive disciplines in ordering the transmission of the messages buffered at each terminal. The delay-throughput performance behavior of polling schemes operating under the above m... View full abstract»

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  • Theoretical Performance Analysis of Sliding Window Flow Control

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):947 - 959
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    A transmitter breaks a message up into packets and transmits the packets to a receiver over a single virtual circuit within a local area network. The receiver has a finite amount of storage capacity for buffering messages. A sliding window protocol turns the transmitter on and off to ensure there is always storage room in the receiver for packets. Mean throughput rate and delay statistics are stud... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a High-Speed Word-Switched Transport Station

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):740 - 750
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    A MININET "station" acts as a user concentrator into the MININET word-switched network where each word (of up to 16 bits) entering a network "port" is mapped into a single packet for immediate transmission through the network. The stations maintain highly transparent "virtual connections" between user devices. Among the important requirements for MININET are that, under saturation conditions, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Cable-Based Metro Area Networks

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):816 - 831
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (3)
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    This paper examines the system design considerations of metropolitan area networks utilizing cable television networks for the delivery of a variety of services to residential customers. Specifically, this paper focuses on the technology, marketplace, and regulatory aspects of this new and expanding market. View full abstract»

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  • Performance of Unidirectional Broadcast Local Area Networks: Expressnet and Fasnet

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):913 - 926
    Cited by:  Papers (47)  |  Patents (1)
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    Local area communication networks based on packet broadcasting techniques provide simple architectures and flexible and efficient operation. Unidirectional broadcast systems use a unidirectional transmission medium which, due to their physical ordering on the medium, users can access according to some efficient distributed conflict-free round-robin algorithm. Two systems of this type have been pre... View full abstract»

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  • VLSI Node Processor Architecture for Ethernet

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):733 - 739
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    The VLSI Ethernet controller chips are discussed from a designer's viewpoint. Their method of operation is explained and design tradeoffs are presented with concentration placed on memory response requirements, memory location options relative to the VLSI devices, and the effects of FIFO depth on performance. A "common sense" architecture for an Ethernet node processor with application to many cla... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a Universal Data Transport System

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):803 - 816
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (3)
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    It is anticipated that a ubiquitous data transport system will require integration of local area and wide area networks. The combined network will need to present a uniform appearance to the user, be effective as a transport mechanism for a great variety of traffic patterns, and be economically appropriate for a wide range of consumer products. Learning from telephony and from experiments with a l... View full abstract»

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  • The Principles and Performance of Hubnet: A 50 Mbit/s Glass Fiber Local Area Network

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):711 - 720
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (3)
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    The principles, some of the implementation details, and some performance results for Hubnet are given, Hubnet is a 50 Mbit/s local area network using glass fiber as a transmission medium. The performance of the network for different topologies and loads is analyzed. This analysis is supported by experience with prototype hardware. The network is shown to have excellent performance up to loads whic... View full abstract»

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  • LAN Protocol Validation and Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):790 - 802
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    We are using simulation to validate and evaluate the performance of the proposed IEEE 802.4 Token-Passing Bus Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol for local area networks. We will use our discussion of this modeling study to present our technique for protocol validation. We will also present some of our validation and performance results. Our modeling technique is unusual in two important respects... View full abstract»

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  • Fibernet II: A Fiber Optic Ethernet

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):702 - 711
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper describes a fiber optic local area network which has been designed for use as an Ethernet and is currently operating at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. The fiber optic network, named Fibernet II, is an active-star configured network which is plug compatible with Ethernet at the transceiver cable interface. Collision detection is performed in the active star and collision presence i... View full abstract»

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  • CSMA/CD with Deterministic Contention Resolution

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):877 - 884
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper presents a novel media access protocol CSMA/CD with deterministic contention resolution (DCR) for a local area network. It usually operates as CSMA/CD, but once a collision occurs it resolves the collision using a kind of implicit token passing. An analysis was conducted on DCR performance characteristics based on simulation studies and in comparison to conventional CSMA/CD and implicit... View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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Muriel Médard
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