BKATMNPI.RVW 960213
"Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks", Onvural, 1994, 0-89006-662-0, U$65.00
%A Raif O. Onvural
%C 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062
%D 1994
%G 0-89006-662-0
%I Artech House/Horizon
%O U$65.00 617-769-9750 800-225-9977 fax: 617-769-6334 artech@world.std.com
%P 259
%T "Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks: Performance Issues"
All too many works on any currently popular technology parrot banal
generalities without providing much in the way of details. ATM is the current
darling of the networking types, so there are any number of books which will
tell you that ATM is fast, but won't really tell you why.
Onvural tells you why. In detail. In mathematical detail, in fact. It is one
of the few references which will be really helpful to those designing networks.
It is also a good text for EE students working in this area of network
communications.
Unfortunately, for the non-engineers who have to manage networks and make
decisions about ATM, not much after the first two chapters is going to be easy
to follow. The author does the math, but little analysis; and the outcome, as
they say, is left as an exercise to the reader.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 1996 BKATMNPI.RVW 960213
======================
ROBERTS@decus.ca rslade@vanisl.decus.ca rslade@freenet.vancouver.bc.ca
"News is what somebody, somewhere wants to suppress.
All the rest is advertising." - Lord Northcliffe
Author "Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses" 0-387-94663-2 (800-SPRINGER)