Artifact Details

Title

The origins of ATM

Catalog Number

102624718

Type

Moving Image

Date

1994-01

Credits

Fraser, A. G.

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:58:00

Format

Digital Betacam

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"Sandy Fraser describes the evolution of Asynchronous Time Division Multiplexing (ATDM) and ATM technologies. Using three experimental networks, he shows how basic concepts emerged and were realized, and how each network helped illuminate the special properties of ATM. Spider, the first network, concentrated traffic into one port of a space-division virtual circuit switch in software. The second project switched data entirely in hardware. Datakit, the third network, provided lessons in error detection, flow control and retransmission, managing traffic, and fairness in a heavily loaded network combined with assurances about throughput, delay, and congestion control."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Distinguished Lecture Series

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013