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Macrolan - The Design Philosophy And Trade-Offs
Author(s): Richard D. Cooke
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Paper Abstract

Macrolan is a high performance, local area network (LAN) which was developed for use in the ICL Series 39 range of mainframe computer systems. The star-configured network provides the flexibility of a LAN for installation and reconfiguration, combined with the throughput of a dedicated point-to-point link and the advantages of an optical fibre transmission system. This paper presents the design philosophy involved with the development of the short-haul, optical fibre transmission systems incorporated in the network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0630, Fibre Optics '86, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963588
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Richard D. Cooke, ICL Mainframe Systems (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0630:
Fibre Optics '86
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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