Gigabit Networking

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 1994 - Computers - 396 pages
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One of the main challenges in networking today is speeding up the rate of data transmissions, an issue of increasing importance as the dependence on computer communications like e-mail and file transfer continues to grow. Gigabit networking has the capability to move data up to 100 times faster than existing networks can handle. This technology opens up the possibility of new computer applications like distributed multimedia conferencing (voice, video and graphics). There has been considerable research done on this technology and the implementations are starting to emerge from many companies, such as AT&T. The telephone companies refer to their version of gigabit network as Broadband Networking, or B-ISDN. This work details how to implement a gigabit system; outlines the challenges that existing systems have faced; and explains the current status of standardization by IEEE, CCITT and other standards bodies.
  

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Contents

Fiber Optics
15
An Introduction to Cell Networking
43
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
61
Wide Area Cell Networking
89
Local Area Cell Networks
129
Gigabit Packet Networks
153
Gigabit Applications
175
Making Hosts Ready for Gigabit Networks
195
Traffic Shaping
253
Performance Guarantees
265
Flow Setup and Routing
289
Distributed Systems
311
The State of Gigabit Networking
341
Where to Learn More
347
Bibliography
361
Index
389

Todays Internetworking Protocols
225

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Craig Partridge is a recognized authority on gigabit networking. He currently is a chief scientist at BBN Technologies (part of GTE Corporation), the networking company that built the ARPAnet and has played an active role in developing the Internet. He is editor-in-chief of IEEE Network Magazine, as well as a professor at Stanford University and an instructor for INTEROP.



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