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Communications Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date April 1992

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  • The latency/bandwidth tradeoff in gigabit networks

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 36 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (53)
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    It is argued that delays through gigabit networks are dominated by propagation delay, so communications techniques and protocols for megabit networks would be inefficient or ineffective for gigabit networks. The latency-bandwidth tradeoff for gigabit networks is discussed, and an example of it is presented. It is concluded that gigabit networks have forced network designers to deal with propagatio... View full abstract»

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  • In search of gigabit applications

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 42 - 51
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    Applications in existing specialized, metacomputer environments and those yet to be developed for services such as telecommunications, distributed data, and image transfer that will require networks which can handle volumes of data on the order of gigabits per second are discussed. Specific examples are presented from the fields of computational science, data navigation, and collaborative environm... View full abstract»

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  • The emerging gigabit environment and the role of local ATM

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 52 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (1)
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    Several office application areas that, it is argued, cannot be explored effectively without an improvement in networking capabilities are described. Since the applications are predominantly based on the transmission of moving or still images, recent progress in data representation and compression that has an impact on the networking requirements is discussed. It is shown that asynchronous transfer... View full abstract»

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  • The infrastructure for gigabit computer networks

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 60 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    The key features of the synchronous optical network (SONET) and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) standards for the broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN) public network, which is expected to provide a powerful and ubiquitous infrastructure to support the emerging gigabit-per-second data and multimedia applications, are reviewed. The advantages of ATM, the ATM cell format, the B-ISD... View full abstract»

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  • Gigabit networking on the public transmission network

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 70 - 78
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    The evolution of the public network, from gigabit transmission to gigabit networking, is examined from the perspective of a telephone operating company. The relationship between technology push and service pull and the impact that both have on network architectures are considered. The network transition is discussed to identify ways of cost effectively deploying key enabling technologies (such as ... View full abstract»

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  • Gigabit local area networks: a systems perspective

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 79 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (30)  |  Patents (12)
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    A broad overview of gigabit local area networks (LANs) is presented from a systems perspective. Motivations and technical goals of gigabit LANs and challenges of coping with highly bursty traffic and large bandwidth mismatches between network links are described. The focus is on concerns unique to gigabit LANs, especially issues that differentiate them from gigabit wide area networks (WANs), metro... View full abstract»

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  • ATM technology for corporate networks

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 90 - 101
    Cited by:  Papers (43)  |  Patents (17)
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    Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology is discussed in relation to the requirements of corporate networking. An introduction to ATM switch architecture is presented. The various approaches to ATM switch design that have appeared in previously published literature are reviewed. A discussion is presented of some current issues facing the development of the ATM networks. It is argued that much s... View full abstract»

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  • A framework architecture for information networks

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 102 - 109
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (11)
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    An overview of the INA Architecture, which builds on the current advances in broadband communication and distributed computing technologies and specifies an architecture for future information networks that are required to transport multimedia information and to manage multimedia communication, is presented. The key functional separations that have to be met in any INA-consistent network, the majo... View full abstract»

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  • Public networks-dependable?

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 110 - 112
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    The dependability of public networks is analyzed. The growing reliance of all segments of society on public telecommunications networks is described. The challenge in maintaining traditional dependability levels in the face of new network constructs having less inherent reliability is discussed. A new measurement for network quality and standards for public network dependability are proposed View full abstract»

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