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Issue No. 11 - November (1977 vol. 10)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 22-29
G. Falk , Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
ABSTRACT
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.
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G. Falk, J.M. McQuillan, "Alternatives for Data Network Architectures", Computer, vol. 10, no. , pp. 22-29, November 1977, doi:10.1109/C-M.1977.217558
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