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November 1977 (vol. 10 no. 11)
pp. 22-29
G. Falk, Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
The increasing use of computer data communications over the past several years has spawned a variety of network architectures to support requirements for distributed processing. Developed by various R&D groups,1-3by the common carriers,4-4by minicomputer and mainframe manufacturers,7,8and by the vendors of traditional communications hardware,9,10these new architectures represent alternative means to similar ends. This article provides a framework for understanding existing and forthcoming systems, focusing particular attention on the impact of evolving requirements and technologies.
Citation:
G. Falk, J.M. McQuillan, "Alternatives for Data Network Architectures," Computer, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 22-29, Nov. 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217558
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