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High Performance Networking VII

IFIP TC6 Seventh International Conference on High Performance Networks (HPN ‘97), 28th April – 2nd May 1997, White Plains, New York, USA

  • Ahmed Tantawy
Book HPN 1997

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Multicast Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rajesh R. Talpade, Mostafa H. Ammar
      Pages 3-17
    3. A. S. Weigmann, J. Nonnenmacher, E. W. Biersack
      Pages 18-35
  3. Experimental Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. G. Karagiannis, B. J. F. van Beijnum, I. G. M. M. Niemegeers
      Pages 39-56
    3. Jussara M. Almeida, Virgilio Almeida, David J. Yates
      Pages 57-72
    4. J. B. Micheel, C. Tittel, J. Tiemann
      Pages 73-83
  4. Multimedia Traffic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Rose P. Tsang, Jenwei Hsieh, David H. C. Du
      Pages 87-100
    3. S. Zeadally, G. Gheorghiu, A. F. J. Levi
      Pages 101-114
  5. Quality of Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Dirceu Cavendish, Mario Gerla
      Pages 149-165
  6. Fundamental Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Robin Kravets, Ken Calvert, P. Krishnan, Karsten Schwan
      Pages 202-216
    3. M. Sivabalan, H. T. Mouftah, G. Takahara
      Pages 217-231

About this book


It is always confusing, and perhaps inconvenient at times, using generic terms that will mean something to everyone but different things to different people. "High Performance" is one of those terms. High Performance can be viewed as synonymous to High Speed or Low Latency or a number of other characteristics. The interesting thing is that such ambiguity can sometimes be useful in a world where focus shifts quite easily from one issue to another as times and needs evolve. Many things have changed since the first HPN conference held in Aachen, Germany in 1987. The focus then was mainly on Media Access Control (MAC) protocols that allow users to share the high bandwidth of optical fiber. FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) was making its debut with its amazing 100 Mbps speed. ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and SONET (the Synchronous Optical Network) were beginning to capture our imagination. What could users possibly do with such "high performance"? Share it! After realizing that the real problems had gradually shifted away from the network media to the periphery of the network, focus also began to shift. Adapter design, protocol implementation, and communication systems architecture began to attract our interest. Networking -not Networks-became the hot issue.


ATM ISDN Internet Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Switch WWW communication routing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Tantawy
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title High Performance Networking VII
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC6 Seventh International Conference on High Performance Networks (HPN ‘97), 28th April – 2nd May 1997, White Plains, New York, USA
  • Authors A. Tantawy
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-82070-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5401-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35279-4
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Electrical Engineering
    Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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