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Computer systems and networks are analysed in the light of the demanding requirements of computer supported cooperative work. The case is made for the introduction of multicast services at the network layer and solutions are proposed in terms of upgrades to the existing LANs, MANs, and WANs standard systems. Algorithms for the cost/delay optimisation of multicast communications across those networks are discussed in detail. The integration of the emerging X-window standard with the envisaged multicast basic services is proposed in the framework of an overall client-server architecture, modelled according to the "conference room" vision. Design and implementation suggestions are produced which make the personal workstation and its basic software adequate for group work.

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Authors: RUGELJ J, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (YU);ENDRIZZI A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13169 EN (1991) 50 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 6.25
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Record Number: 199110411 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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