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Title: Feasibility study of networks. Progress report, July 15, 1976--December 14, 1976. [ARPANET]

Abstract

The Laboratory for Nuclear Science continued its study of the implications of computer resource sharing via networks. This report describes the current experiments being performed on the ARPANET in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. It discusses and compares the use of mail and teleconferencing systems such as TDA and PLANET. Plans for future experiments on the ARPANET, for expansion of computer-aided communication facilities, and for investigation of networks other than the ARPANET are proposed. The conclusion reached by the study is that resource sharing via networks is both feasible and desirable, provided certain interface problems are solved. Recommendations are made for more investigation into the human factors involved in network use, methods of providing consulting help to users, and determination of the most cost-effective use of remote resource sharing. For the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, it was concluded that access to other ERDA computers via networks will meet some of the computing needs now and more in the future. However, remote resource sharing can be used only to supplement the on-site computer, not replace it. At the present time, the best method of accessing the ARPANET for Laboratory users is via the MIT Multics system. However, immediate needs formore » remote computing are such that network access is a viable solution as an adjunct to conventional remote job entry but not as a substitute. Therefore, it is proposed to acquire conventional remote job entry equipment on a temporary basis for a year to be used in conjunction with access to the ARPANET.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge (USA). Lab. for Nuclear Science
OSTI Identifier:
7233486
Report Number(s):
COO-2487-4
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-S-02-2487
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; COMMUNICATIONS; COST; RECOMMENDATIONS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Campbell, E J, Kannel, M, and Saffran, K. Feasibility study of networks. Progress report, July 15, 1976--December 14, 1976. [ARPANET]. United States: N. p., 1976. Web. doi:10.2172/7233486.
Campbell, E J, Kannel, M, & Saffran, K. Feasibility study of networks. Progress report, July 15, 1976--December 14, 1976. [ARPANET]. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7233486
Campbell, E J, Kannel, M, and Saffran, K. 1976. "Feasibility study of networks. Progress report, July 15, 1976--December 14, 1976. [ARPANET]". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7233486. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7233486.
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title = {Feasibility study of networks. Progress report, July 15, 1976--December 14, 1976. [ARPANET]},
author = {Campbell, E J and Kannel, M and Saffran, K},
abstractNote = {The Laboratory for Nuclear Science continued its study of the implications of computer resource sharing via networks. This report describes the current experiments being performed on the ARPANET in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. It discusses and compares the use of mail and teleconferencing systems such as TDA and PLANET. Plans for future experiments on the ARPANET, for expansion of computer-aided communication facilities, and for investigation of networks other than the ARPANET are proposed. The conclusion reached by the study is that resource sharing via networks is both feasible and desirable, provided certain interface problems are solved. Recommendations are made for more investigation into the human factors involved in network use, methods of providing consulting help to users, and determination of the most cost-effective use of remote resource sharing. For the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, it was concluded that access to other ERDA computers via networks will meet some of the computing needs now and more in the future. However, remote resource sharing can be used only to supplement the on-site computer, not replace it. At the present time, the best method of accessing the ARPANET for Laboratory users is via the MIT Multics system. However, immediate needs for remote computing are such that network access is a viable solution as an adjunct to conventional remote job entry but not as a substitute. Therefore, it is proposed to acquire conventional remote job entry equipment on a temporary basis for a year to be used in conjunction with access to the ARPANET.},
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place = {United States},
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