TAMILNADU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING M.E COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATION HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTER NETWORKS I INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER (14.10.

2011)

[Time: 2 Hours] Instructions to candidates: 1) 2) 3) 4) Answer all the questions. Neat diagrams must be draw wherever necessary. Figures to the right indicate full marks. Assume suitable data, if necessary.

[Max. Marks: 50]

Part – A

5 × 4 = 20

1. What are the pros and cons of a packet-switched network over a circuit-switched network? 2. Mention different layers of ATM. Which and how layers are worked to the end system? 3. Draw the frame structure of SONET and discuss about SONET overhead? 4. Describe the operations of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)? 5. How to solve the problems of Name translations and User locations in SIP?

Part – B

3 × 10 = 30

1. Name the protocols for used in Real-Time Interactive Applications. Explain any 2 protocols? 2. Explain in detail about switching and its operations? 3. a) By what means, does the Internet’s connection-oriented service provide reliable transport? What are the other characteristics of this connection? b) Write short notes on DWDM?

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