High-capacity local and metropolitan area networks: architecture and performance issues
Springer-Verlag, 1991 - Computers - 536 pages
The state of the art and the latest advances in high-speed Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LAN/ MAN) are reviewed and discussed in the workshop papers presented in this volume originating from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop. The first generation LANs had throughputs of 1-20 Mbit/sec. The second generation allowed throughputs of 100-200 Mbit/sec. The third generation will have throughputs of 1-10 Gbit/sec. The possibility of all-optical networks in the future is being examined. Using such a high-speed network it will be feasible to distribute high-quality video to the home, to carry out rapid retrieval of radiological and other scientific images, and to enable multi-media conferencing between various parties. Despite the complexity of the field, this book attempts to cover all the aspects in order to give as complete and accurate a picture as possible.
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Architecture of HighSpeed LANs and MANs
The Medium Access Control
New Access Schemes for Gbits LANs and MANs
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access delay algorithm analysis approximation architecture arrival process arrival rate assume bandwidth banyan networks broadband broadband ISDN buffer overflow busy period capacity cell channel circuit communication Computer connectionless connections CRAY CRMA cycle decreases deflection routing destination DQDB DQDB subnetworks DQMA Ethernet fault FDDI FIFO Figure frame buffer function Gbit/s Gbps header high speed high-speed HLH Orion HSLAN IEEE implementation increase input interconnection interface ISDN layer length LION load loss rate maximum throughput Mbit/s mechanism Metropolitan Area Networks node obtained operation optical optimized output port overload packet loss parameters paths payload performance possible priority problem processor propagation delay protocol public network request queue segment server shown simulation standard station subnetworks switch synchronous throughput Token Ring traffic transfer transmission transmitted UltraNet virtual topology window