"Building networks with high performance demanded by today'sapplications requires a complete understanding of the basicprinciples and latest techniques. This book is the definitive guideto both."-Lyman Chapin
High-speed networking is the essential enabler of modernsophisticated distributed computing applications. This bookprovides the first comprehensive and authoritative professionalreference for high-speed network architecture and design. Writtenby recognized experts in the field, this book delivers detailedpractical guidance on the principles and practices underlyingsuccessful high-speed networking.
Using cutting-edge examples to illustrate issues of performance,hardware, standards, and applications, the authors walk youstep-by-step through the entire process of delivering highbandwidth and low latency to distributed networked applications.You'll learn how to balance cost and performance, designstrategically for mission-critical needs, and prepare for emergingtechnologies and trends.
You can also use this book as a springboard to explore theextensive research literature. Among the essential topicsdiscussed, you'll find:
High-speed architecture and topology and how to achieve largescale in networks
Network control and signaling, including traffic management andcongestion control
Network subsystems, including routers, switches, and endsystems
Descriptions of transport protocols and end-to-endcommunications
* High-performance applications and how they interact withunderlying protocols and the network