High Speed Communication for Distributed Applications

Author:Weaver, A, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia

The distributed applications of the 19905. especially those related to factory automation, will require a new set of communications services and will demand a new standard of perfor» mance. in this paper we discuss the design of me Xpreixt Transfer Protocol which is intended to provide these new services. We explain its history and motivation as well as its features and functionality. In addition, we describe a new technology for implementing communications protocols in hardware - ~the Protocol Engine. The PE provides an end-to-end silicon path between communicants across an intervening network. in its first implementation, the PE will process network traffic at the l()() Mbits/sec rate ofa commercial FDDI local area network.
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Weaver, A. "High Speed Communication for Distributed Applications." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1993).

University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
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