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Communications Architecture for Distributed Systems; the Systems Programming Series. R. J. Cypser.

Communications Architecture for Distributed Systems; the Systems Programming Series.

Addison-Wesley MA 1978; ISBN 0201144581; 711 pages, index.
Condition: Very Good cream-colored textured hardcover with gilt titles on cover and spine. Light shelfwear; the binding is sound and secure and square; the pages are clean and unmarked.
Price: $4.00
Item no. B327
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Architecture is the specification of the relationshis between parts of a system. Communications architecture for distribued systems includes the description of the formats, protocols, operational sequences, and logical structures for functions needed to achieve meaningful communication about units that have diverse data-processing, data-input, or data-output capabilities... (from the Preface)

Sections include, Telecommunications Systems in the 1970s; System trends; Evolution of Configuration and Function Distribution; Improving Line Utlization (multiplexing, effects of digital transmission etc); System Objectives Summary

The Architectural Layers -- Basic concepts of Systems Network Architecture; Higher-level services of SNA Network; Data Flow Control; Transmission Control; Path Control; Data Link Control; Overview of Operations -- Putting it together; Finite State Architecture; Reliability and Security Control;

Advanced Functions -- Multidomain Networks; Routing Techniques; Interfacing to New Data Networks; Appendices and more.