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Below are books that relate to the "Next Generation Internet", Internet2, and other high speed networking topics and technologies. Most of these titles can also be found through many of the popular online bookstores (see below) at varying prices.

If you are aware of any informative books that you think should be listed here, please let us know.


  • ATM Networks: Principles and Use *

    Written by Martin P. Clark, this book is, according to the publisher, "written in a highly accessible style, this book unravels the technical complexities of ATM technology and networks, as well as assessing the most useful practical applications". ISBN: 0471967017

  • ATM Networks; Concepts, Protocols, Applications *

    Written by Rainer Handel, Manfred N. Huber and Stefan Schroder, this book explains the technical concept of ATM and provides the potential it offers in networking applications and services.

  • ATM Theory and Application: Signature Edition *

    This upated, expanded version of Darren Spohn's book provides information about the ATM technology, its use on the Internet, LANs and WANs, in multimedia services and in real-time support.

  • High Speed Networks: TCP, IP, and ATM Design Principles *

    Written by William Stallings, this book covers TCP performance design issues with regards to high speed networks. Technologies covered include routing for multimedia, managing traffic flow, and compression techniques for maximizing performance.

  • IPNG & the TCP/IP Protocols: Implementing the Next Generation Internet Protocol *

    Written by Stephen Thomas, this book covers, in detail, the technical information needed to implement IPng and the future technologies that will be made available by thge new protocols. Chapters include "Network Technologies", "Internet Protocol Version 6", "RTP for Real Time Applications" and "The Future of TCP/IP".

  • IPNG: Internet Protocol Next Generation *

    Written by members of the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), this book contains essays that cover many areas of the future protocol IPng. Included in the 36 essays are "IPng Transition in Science Internetworking", "Supporting ATM Services in IPng", "Technical Criteria for Choosing IP the Next Generation (IPng)". "Pv6 Technical Overview" and more.

  • IPv6: The Next Generation Protocol *

    This book gives an overview of the IPv6 protocol. A few of a topics in the 20 chapters include host and router implementations, security, Internet protocol addressing and network management.

  • SONET: A Guide to Synchronous Optical Networks *

    This book, by Walter Goralski, addresses the SONET technology, the how-tos and the way in which ATM and SONET technologies work together. Equipment and vendor information is also provided.

  • Sonet & T1: Architecture for Digital Transport Networks *

    Co-authored by Ulysses D. Black and Sharlean Waters, this covers the basics, operations, administration, maintenance, case studies, interfacing with varied local and international networks and more.

  • Online Bookstores

    The above links to Barnes and Noble Online but we recommend checking several online bookstores for prices and shipping dates. ACSES is a good resource for comparing prices and shipping times between up to 25 different stores!

  • Barnes and Noble *

  • Computer Literacy *

  • DealPilot.com *

  • amazon.com *

  • smartbooks.com *


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    NaukaNet Online at 45 Mbps on way to 155 Mbps in Jan'2002

    NCSA AND KURCHATOV INSTITUTE SELECT TELEGLOBE TO PROVIDE FASTNET HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORK LINKING U.S. AND RUSSIA

    National Science Foundation and Russian Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology Fund New High Speed Network For Scientific Collaboration

    RESTON, Va. and MOSCOW, Russia, December 14, 2001 – NCSA and the Kurchatov Institute, top research institutions in the U.S. and Russia respectively, today announced they have selected Teleglobe (NYSE, TSE: BCE), the e-World Communications Company, to develop a 155 megabit per second (Mbps) secure data connection that will give the two countries’ scientific communities unprecedented access to each other and facilitate joint scientific and educational projects.

    The link, called NaukaNet (For Advanced Science and Technology Network), is funded in part by a $2 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Russian support for the link is from the Russian Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology. NaukaNet supports a strong alliance between NCSA, the Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” in Moscow, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Moscow-based Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Teleglobe.

    The new NaukaNet network will increase the bandwidth between the U.S. and Russia by orders of magnitude. NaukaNet will facilitate communications through high quality video-conferencing that has never been possible on such a wide basis between the U.S. and Russian scientific communities. The network’s capabilities will be put to use during the U.S.-Russian Science and Technology Dialog -- a series of science and technology working groups in nine different scientific disciplines, scheduled to begin next month. Following these dialogs, the discussions will expand to a broader range of topics and disciplines.

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