Accession Number : ADA264895
Title : Gigabit Network Communications Research
Descriptive Note : Quarterly research and development status rept. no. 9, 1 Oct- 31 Dec 92.
Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
Report Date : 31 Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The ATOMIC project utilizes inexpensive fine-grain multicomputer components to create a multi-gigabit per second local area network. This unique approach leverages recent DARPA supported research at Caltech by Prof. Charles Seitz and his students. That research produced dense and extremely fast Mosaic single-chip multicomputer nodes. ATOMIC is a unique example of network development that grows upwards from multicomputer machine networking into the domain of a LAN. The principal concerns for this quarter were performance improvement and testing of the SPARCstation ATOMIC SBus card and modification to allow multicast.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS) , MULTIPROCESSORS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE