Implementing and Testing ATM in a Production LAN
Source: Sandia National Laboratories
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology is currently receiving extensive attention in the computer networking arena. Many experts predict that ATM will be the future networking technology for both the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN). This paper presents the results of collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories' Advanced Networking Department and Engineering Sciences Center to study the implementation of ATM in one of Sandia's most heavily loaded production networks. The network consists of over 120 Sun Sparc 10s and 20s, two SparcCenter 2000s, a 12 node parallel IBM SP-2, and several other miscellaneous high-end workstations.