Gigabit Networking, 1st edition
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We are fast entering the age of gigabit networking, where information is passed along wide area and local area networks at speeds surpassing one billion bits per second. With improvements in fiber optic signalling and the development of inexpensive high-performance computers, both the capability and the demand for gigabit networking are here.
As a networking professional who needs to prepare for the immediate future of computer networking, you will find Gigabit Networking a fascinating and practical look at the advances that are making high-speed networking a reality. Key technologies, important protocols, applications, and the practical issues involved in implementing gigabit networks are all addressed. The book covers in detail such topics as:
- Fiber optics (written for non-engineers)
- Cell and non-cell networking, including Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
- Exciting applications that utilize gigabit networking
- Integrating gigabit networking into existing systems
- Adapting today's protocols for gigabit networking
This important book will bring you up to date on the state of gigabit networking, and will give you the knowledge you need to launch yourself into the age of truly high-speed networking.
"'Gigabit Networks by Craig Partridge is an excellent resource on networks performance issues and talks in detail about microkernal designs.' As you can see the reviewer referenced this book by Prentice Hall by mistake - there will be a correction in an upcoming issue."
"The discussion on ATM cell networking, for instance, is excellent. Partridge (Gigabit Networking) clearly has a good grasp of this subject (and I hope he'll write more on ATMs in the future.)"
-Dr. Dobb's Developer Update
"I would recommend this book (Gigabit Networking) to everybody who is interested in computer networks."
Table of contents
1. An Introduction to Gigabit Networking.
2. Fiber Optics.
3. An Introduction to Cell Networking.
4. Asynchronous Transfer Mode.
5. Wide Area Cell Networking.
6. Local Area Cell Networks.
7. Gigabit Packet Networks.
8. Gigabit Applications.
9. Making Hosts Ready for Gigabit Networks.
10. Today’s Internetworking Protocols.
11. Traffic Shaping.
12. Performance Guarantees.
13. Flow Setup and Routing.
14. Distributed Systems.
15. The State of Gigabit Networking.
16. Where to Learn More.
Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (October 30th 1993) - Copyright © 1994