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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 16 Issue 1, March 1984

About this issue
Anthony I. Wasserman
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.1145/861.360084

Local networks
William Stallings
Pages: 3-41
DOI: 10.1145/861.871

The rapidly evolving field of local network technology has produced a steady stream of local network products in recent years. The IEEE 802 standards that are now taking shape, because of their complexity, do little to narrow the range of...

Multiple-access protocols and time-constrained communication
James F. Kurose, Mischa Schwartz, Yechiam Yemini
Pages: 43-70
DOI: 10.1145/861.870

During the past ten years, the field of multiple-access communication has developed into a major area of both practical and theoretical interest within the field of computer communications. The multiple-access problem arises from the necessity...

Highly available systems for database applications
Won Kim
Pages: 71-98
DOI: 10.1145/861.866

As users entrust more and more of their applications to computer systems, the need for systems that are continuously operational (24 hours per day) has become even greater. This paper presents a survey and analysis of representative...