High-Speed Networks and Internets: Performance and Quality of Service (2nd Edition)

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For courses in network protocols, high speed networks or advanced networking courses focusing on network protocols or high speed networks found in departments of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, and Continuing Education. High-speed networks dominate both the local area network (LAN) and wide-area network (WAN) markets because of the increased use of multimedia applications and the World Wide Web, and other high-volume needs of users. This book provides a comprehensive, integrated and up-to-date survey of the key issues of high speed TCP/IP networks, the technology that dominates the field of high-speed networking. The author discuses a wide range of design issues related to high-speed networks, including congestion control, provision of different levels of quality of service (QoS), resource reservation, unicast and multicast routing, and multimedia compression. The central theme of the book is the need to carry large volumes of traffic with different QoS requirements over networks operating at very high data rates. Visit Stallings Companion Website at http://www.williamstallings.com/HsNet2e.html for student and instructor resources and his Computer Science Student Resource site http://williamstallings. com/StudentSupport.html Password protected instructor resources can be accessed here by clicking on the Resources Tab to view downloadable files. (Registration required) Supplements Include: Solutions Manual, Figures, Tables, Images, and other miscellaneous documents.

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William Stallings offers the most comprehensive technical book to address a wide range of design issues of high-speed TCP/IP and ATM networks in print to date. High-Speed Networks and Internets presents both the professional and advanced student an up-to-date survey of key issues. The Companion Website and the author's Web page offer unmatched support for students and instructors. The book features the prominent use of figures and tables and an up-to-date bibliography.

In this second edition, this award-winning and best-selling author steps up to the leading edge of integrated coverage of key issues in the design of high-speed TCP/IP and ATM networks to include the following topics:

  • Unified coverage of integrated and differentiated services.
  • Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of TCP performance.
  • Thorough coverage of next-generation Internet protocols including (RSVP), (MPLS), (RTP), and the use of Ipv6.
  • Unified treatment of congestion in data networks; packet-switching, frame relay, ATM networks, and IP-based internets.
  • Broad and detailed coverage of routing, unicast, and multicast.
  • Comprehensive coverage of ATM; basic technology and the newest traffic control standards.
  • Solid, easy-to-absorb mathematical background enabling understanding of the issues related to high-speed network performance and design.
  • Up-to-date treatment of gigabit Ethernet.
  • The first treatment of self-similar traffic for performance assessment in a textbook on networks (Explains the mathematics behind self-similar traffic and shows the performance implications and how to estimate performance parameters.)
  • Up-to-date coverage of compression. (A comprehensive survey.)
  • Coverage of gigabit networks. Gigabit design issues permeate the book.

About the Author:

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 15 titles on various aspects of these subjects (a total of 34 books including revised editions). Currently, he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge governmental research institutions. Dr. Stallings received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from M.LT. and the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Notre Dame. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall web site, http://www.prenhall.com.

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