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dc.contributor.authorMcCoy, Earl E.
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Bernard J.
dc.date1980-05
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:27:53Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:27:53Z
dc.date.issued1980-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28908
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews and analyzes the desirable properties of a computer network taxonomy from the point of view of its usefulness in a design procedure. A key factor that must be considered is that the design environment currently evolving uses functionally high level VLSI-based building blocks to construct various network architectures. This paper begins by reviewing the uses of a taxonomy in a network context, and continues with a review of specifications for network requirements. A set of hardware interconnection primitives is defined next. A review of the Anderson and Jensen taxonomy (Ander75) is then presented, with a discussion of its completeness. The main thrust of this article is given in a section of attributes of a design oriented taxonomy. Finally, extensions are proposed for fault tolerant considerations and protocols. A computer network is defined to be a hetrogeneous collection of computers and the telecommunications subsystem linking them together. Here the properties of the various network architectures are of particular interest; the 'user' computers (or processors) are considered as sources and sinks of messages being transmitted over the network. No distinction as to the geographical scope of the network is made because it does not impact the taxonomy considerations addressed here. (Author)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipsupported by the Department of Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/desirablepropert00mcco
dc.format.extent39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTIME-SERIES ANALYSIS--MATHEMATICAL MODELS.en_US
dc.titleDesirable properties of a network taxonomyen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorComputer Networks, Taxonomy, Interconnection Mechanisms, Fault Tolerance, Hardware Primitivesen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.identifier.oclcocm79087589
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-52-80-007


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