Accession Number : ADA104052


Title :   Interface Message Processors for the ARPA Computer Network


Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. no. 6 (Final) 1 Apr-30 Jun 1976


Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Heart, Frank E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a104052.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 191


Abstract : The first four reports in this series dealt largely with work quite closely related to the development, maintenance, and operation of the ARPANET, e.g., the IMPs and TIPs of the ARPANET and the Satellite IMPs and PLIs connected to the ARPANET. However, beginning with last quarter and continuing this quarter, our work with the ARPANET has been funded under a contract from the Defense Communications Agency and our work with Satellite IMPs, PLIs, etc. is being reported elsewhere. The only significant body of work still funded under this contract is a study of the feasibility of using the Pluribus computer as the basis of a large, secure message system. In fact, even this body of work will be complete very early in the third quarter. Thus, the remainder of this document describes our study of a Pluribus Message System (PMS) and is a final report on this work.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , *MESSAGE PROCESSING , COMPILERS , DATA PROCESSING SECURITY , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING , HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , MEMORY DEVICES , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , MULTIPROCESSORS , SPECIFICATIONS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Non-radio Communications


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