Leading authorities deliver the commandments for designing high--speed networks There are no end of books touting the virtues of one or another high--speed networking technology, but until now, there were none offering networking professionals a framework for choosing and integrating the best ones for their organization's networking needs. Written by two world--renowned experts in the field of high--speed network design, this book outlines a total strategy for designing high--bandwidth, low--latency systems. Using real--world implementation examples to illustrate their points, the authors cover all aspects of network design, including network components, network architectures, topologies, protocols, application interactions, and more.
JAMES P. G. STERBENZ is Senior Network Scientist and Manager at BBN Technologies. Involved in high-speed technology research and development for many years, he has held leadership positions as chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Gigabit Networking and the IFI Protocols for High-Speed Networks international steering committee. JOSEPH D. TOUCH is Director of the Postel Center for Experimental Networking in the Computer Networks Division of Information Sciences Institute and Research Assistant Professor at USC. He was co-chair of the International Workshop on Protocols for High-Speed Networks.