Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

January 1996


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-96-14.


This chapter summarizes what we have learned in the past decade of research into extremely high throughput networks. Such networks are colloquially referred to as "Gigabit Networks" in reference to the billion bit per second throughput regime they now operate in. The engineering challenges are in the integration of fast transmission systems and high-performance engineering workstations.



Date Posted: 25 June 2007