Interest in integrating voice and data on local computer networks has been building in recent years. Subsequently, much research has been devoted to various techniques that are implementable on existing networks using current standards. This exposition discusses the design issues in implementing a document retrieval system on a token ring network.
The performances of two types of multiprocessor systems with cache memories dedicated to each processor are analyzed. It is demonstrated that by appropriate cache system design, adequate memory system speed can be achieved to keep the processors busy. A write through algorithm is used for each cache to minimize directory searching and several main memory… (More)