Evaluation of Local Area Network Architectures for the Stock Point Logistics Integrated Communications Environment (SPLICE).
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The Navy Supply Systems Command has developed the Stock Point Integrated Logistics Communications Environment SPLICE Concept. It will be a foreground and background distributed system built around local area networks. This research describes an evaluation strategy to identify off-the-shelf local area network architectures to support SPLICE. The strategy develops a performance classification system for local area network architectures and identifies evaluation guidelines based on the functional needs of the SPLICE system. Then the evaluation process is implemented to identify example local area network products with architectures that meet SPLICE needs. An example local area network architecture is identified as an architecture that can support computer networking needs in the SPLICE background environment of mainframe computers. A second example local area network architecture is identified with the performance capabilities necessary to support a foreground environment of supply customer work stations. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Non-Radio Communications