Optimization of wide-area ATM and local-area ethernet/FDDI network configurations for high-speed telemedicine communications employing NASA's ACTS

Wendy R. McDermott, Jeffrey L. Tri, Marvin P. Mitchell, Steven P. Levens, Merrill A. Wondrow, Leslie M. Huie, Bijoy K. Khandheria, Barry K. Gilbert

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Abstract

A high data rate terrestrial and satellite network was implemented to transfer medical images and data. This article describes the optimization of the workstations and switching equipment incorporated into the network. Topics discussed in this article include tuning of the network software, the configuration of the Sun Microsystems workstations, the FORE Systems asynchronous transfer mode switches, as well as the throughput results of two telemedicine experiments undertaken by Mayo's physician staff. The technical staff was successful in achieving the data throughput needed by the telemedicine software; particularly important was the proper determination of peak throughput and TCP window sizes to ensure optimum use of the resources available on the Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard workstations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Network
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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