High-speed local area networks and their performance: a survey

Bandula W. Abeysundara, Ahmed E. Kamal
1991 ACM Computing Surveys  
At high data transmission rates, the packet transmission time of a local area network (LAN) could become comparable toorless than themedium propagation delay. The performance of many LAN schemes degrades rapidly when the packet transmission time becomes small comparative tothemedium propagation delay. This paper introduces LANs and discusses the performance degradation of L4Ns at high speeds It surveys recently proposed LAN schemes designed to operate at high data rates, including their
more » ... nce characteristics. In addition to the performance objectives, other characteristics desirable in LAN medium access protocols are identified and discussed. Thepaper serves asatutorial forreaders less familiar with local computer communication networks. It also serves as a survey of the state-cf-the-art LANs.
doi:10.1145/103724.103726 fatcat:64pqinvmtbbqrmdbxnwak5efci