Interface Message Processors for the ARPA Computer Network
Quarterly technical rept. no. 4, 1 Oct-31 Dec 1973
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The ARPA computer network provides a communication medium which allows dissimilar computers Hosts to interchange information. Each Host is connected to an Interface Message Processor IMP, and IMPs are interconnected by leased common carrier circuits. The Terminal IMP TIP permits the direct attachment of 63 character-oriented terminals. The Satellite IMP SIMP will allow multi-station use of a single earth satellite channel. A High Speed Modular IMP HSMIMP is under development one goal of this effort is to increase IMP performance by an order of magnitude. Specialized mini-Hosts under development will provide for connection of remote batch terminals simulation of a leased point-to-point circuit encrypted Host communication.
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