Aspects of Large-Scale Resource Sharing through Networks of Computers
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The paper discusses some advantages of resource sharing through a network of computers as compared to resource sharing through other forms of timesharing services. The ARPA network of computers, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, is used as an example of large-scale resource sharing in a computer network. The paper discusses the technical and economic aspects of computer networks, touching only briefly on legal and social implications. The paper describes some difficulties encountered in the use of computer networks and possible ways to address these difficulties. The problem areas discussed are those with application to a broad group of users, and with high potential for solution in the near future.
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems