Introduction to ATM

David Young

Tuesday, August 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room SRC-1048


In recent years, dramatic increases in computer performance have created bandwidth problems for network administrators. New technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet and Ethernet switching have helped to address these issues. However, ATM is being touted by supporters to be the next generation in local area networks.

This talk is a basic introduction to ATM technology. We will explore the differences between cell and frame based networks, present ATM terminology such as LAN Emulation (LANE), Classical IP, Virtual LANs (VLANs), and Quality of Service (QoS). Finally, the Pros and Cons of ATM networks are presented to give a basic understanding of TCP/IP LANs built using ATM.

Speaker Bio

David J. Young has 14 years experience as a systems management consultant and is currently a Principal Consultant with Collective Technologies.

He is an expert at designing, implementing, and administering large heterogeneous computing environments. He has solved complex network issues, and developed many applications and tools. He is currently working on-site at Motorola transitioning 600 servers from SunOS to Solaris.

Outside of work, David enjoys touring the country on his motorcycle, playing golf, and doing things with his family.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1048
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to first right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and walk to SRC building. Room 1048 is on the first floor and is entered through the cafeteria.

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