Issue No.11 - November (1977 vol.10)
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,<sup>1-3</sup>by the common carriers,<sup>4-4</sup>by minicomputer and mainframe manufacturers,<sup>7,8</sup>and by the vendors of traditional communications hardware,<sup>9,10</sup>these 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.
G. Falk, J.M. McQuillan, "Alternatives for Data Network Architectures", Computer, vol.10, no. 11, pp. 22-29, November 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217558