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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 8 Issue 2, May 1990

Multicast routing in datagram internetworks and extended LANs
Stephen E. Deering, David R. Cheriton
Pages: 85-110
DOI: 10.1145/78952.78953
Multicasting, the transmission of a packet to a group of hosts, is an important service for improving the efficiency and robustness of distributed systems and applications. Although multicast capability is available and widely...

“Topologies”—distributed objects on multicomputers
Karsten Schwan, Win Bo
Pages: 111-157
DOI: 10.1145/78952.78954
Application programs written for large-scale multicomputers with interconnection structures known to the programmer (e.g., hypercubes or meshes) use complex communication structures for connecting the applications' parallel tasks. Such...

A binary feedback scheme for congestion avoidance in computer networks
K. K. Ramakrishnan, Raj Jain
Pages: 158-181
DOI: 10.1145/78952.78955
We propose a scheme for congestion avoidance in networks using a connectionless protocol at the network layer. The scheme uses a minimal amount of feedback from the network to the users, who adjust the amount of traffic allowed...