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The series will start with an historical introduction about what people saw as high performance message communication in their time and how that developed to the now to day known “standard computer network communication”.
It will be followed by a far more technical part that uses the High Performance Computer Network standards of the 90’s, with 1 Gbit/sec systems as introduction for an in depth explanation of the three new 10 Gbit/s network and interconnect technology standards that exist already or emerge. If necessary for a good understanding some sidesteps will be included to explain important protocols as well as some necessary details of concerned Wide Area Network (WAN) standards details including some basics of wavelength multiplexing (DWDM).
Some remarks will be made concerning the rapid expanding applications of networked storage.

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