Architecture of Network Systems

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123744944
eBook ISBN: 9780080922829
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 19th January 2011
Page Count: 344
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Network systems require technical skills in computer architecture, design methodologies, algorithm design, and networking. Architecture of Network Systems explains the practice and methodologies that will allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more. Leading researchers Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf develop architectures for all network sub-systems, bridging the gap between operation and VLSI. Discussing the major challenges in the design of networks and the architectures that have been developed, Serpanos and Wolf provide a systematic treatment of network architectures, from the basics to advanced topics.

Key Features

  • This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of network systems, including processing systems, hardware technologies, memory managers, software routers, and more.
  • Develops a systematic approach to network architectures, based on the OSI reference model, that is useful for practitioners at every level.
  • Covers both the important basics and cutting-edge topics in network systems architecture, including Quality of Service and Security for mobile, real-time P2P services, Low-Power Requirements for Mobile Systems, and next generation Internet systems.


Practicing engineers designing the architecture of network systems; Graduate students in computer engineering and computer science studying network system design.

Table of Contents



About the Authors

Chapter 1. Architecture of network systems overview

Chapter 2. Network protocols and network systems

Chapter 3. Requirements of network systems

Chapter 4. Interconnects and switching fabrics

Chapter 5. Network adapters

Chapter 6. Bridges and layer 2 switches

Chapter 7. Routers

Chapter 8. Transport layer systems

Chapter 9. Application layer systems

Chapter 10. Quality of service and security

Chapter 11. Specialized hardware components

Chapter 12. Power issues in network systems

Chapter 13. Networks on chips

Chapter 14. Run-time support systems

Chapter 15. Next-generation Internet architecture

Appendix. The layered Internet architecture and network protocols




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"Designed for upper level undergraduate or graduate students in network engineering and architecture, this volume presents a comprehensive examination of major features of contemporary network systems and embedded network architectures. Topics discussed include network protocols, interconnects and switching, network adapters, bridges and routers, transport and application layer systems, QoS and security, network on chip architectures and next generation Internet architecture. Chapters include numerous illustrations and tables as well as concise summaries. Serpanos is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Petras, Greece and Wolf is a professor of computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst."--Book News, Reference & Research