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An Assessment of Gigabit Ethernet Technology and Its Applications at the NASA Glenn Research CenterThis paper describes Gigabit Ethernet and its role in supporting R&D programs at NASA Glenn. These programs require an advanced high-speed network capable of transporting multimedia traffic, including real-time visualization, high- resolution graphics, and scientific data. GigE is a 1 Gbps extension to 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet. The IEEE 802.3z and 802.3ab standards define the MAC layer and 1000BASE-X and 1000BASE-T physical layer specifications for GigE. GigE switches and buffered distributors support IEEE 802.3x flow control. The paper also compares GigE with ATM in terms of quality of service, data rate, throughput, scalability, interoperability, network management, and cost of ownership.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Bakes, Catherine Murphy
(Kent State Univ. OH United States)
Kim, Chan M.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Ramos, Calvin T.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2000
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209803
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 509-10-24
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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