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This paper is a first attempt at formulating a framework for high speed communication in an environment comprising a mix of subnetworks with widely varying characteristics. It is motivated in part by recent work on high speed packet switching and in part by work on interworking of computer networks. The work on high speed packet switching is expected to lead to the development of large public networks capable of supporting applications ranging form low speed data to voice, high speed data and video. If such networks are to realize their full potential, they must be designed to operate in an environment that includes networks with widely varying characteristics. In this paper we attempt to propose a framework that allows interworking of existing networks with high speed connection-oriented networks and allows them to be used effectively by application that require the high performance levels such networks can provide.
Parulkar, Gurudatta M. and Turner, Jonathan S., "Towards a Framework for High Speed Communication in a Heterogeneous Networking Environment" Report Number: WUCS-88-07 (1988). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.