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This proposal outlines a plan for the design, deployment, and operation of the high speed campus network at Washington University based on fast packet switching technology that has been developed here during the last several years. This new network will support ubiquitous multimedia workstations with high-resolution graphics and video capabilities, opening a wide range of new applications in research and education. It will support aggregate throughputs of hundreds of gigabits per second and will be designed to support port interfaces at up to 2.4 Gb/s. Initial implementations will emphasize 155 Mb/s port rates, with higher rates introduced as the demand arises and as economic permits. WE propose to move this technology quickly into an operational setting where the objectives of network use and network research can be pursued concurrently.
Cox, Jerome R. Jr. and Turner, Jonathan S., "Project Zeus: Design of a Broadband Network and its Application on a University Campus" Report Number: WUCS-91-45 (1991). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.