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MPOA

(MultiProtocol Over ATM) An ATM Forum standard that provides routing of legacy protocols (IP, IPX, etc.) over ATM networks. MPOA separates the routing processing from the actual forwarding. A route server performs the routing calculations and sends its results to the ATM switches and edge devices which perform high-speed forwarding of the packets. Before MPOA, LAN emulation (LANE) required a router to communicate between subnets. See virtual routing, I-PNNI and LANE.
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ATM Forum standards for MPOA are nearly complete, with only minor administrative issues remaining.
Many leading vendors have already implemented MPOA and are working to ensure full compliance with the final specification due this fall.
MPOA is currently the only multivendor standards-based solution, and the one with the best chance of widespread adoption.
Before making a recommendation later this year for the fiscal 1997 budget cycle, Krystosek says Argonne will check out other vendors' integrated offerings, preferring those with a migration path to MPOA.
Based on what he has seen so far of MPOA, "it is heading in the right direction.
Furthermore, the CoreBuilder 3500 switch can be used as an MPOA Server, administering fast, MPOA cut-through processing between SuperStack II workgroups that use the ZipChip 3 ASIC-based ATM expansion modules.
MPOA is an advanced protocol suite that provides significant degrees of performance optimizations and scalability when transporting legacy LAN traffic over an ATM network.
0 of the LANE (LAN Emulation) standard, as well as ATM Signaling modules that are required for MPOA operation.
a leading supplier of ATM source level software solutions, today announced at the ATM Year 98 show the commercial availability of its new ATIC(TM) (ATM InterConnect) MPOA (Multi-Protocol Over ATM) software modules.
The Inverness ATIC MPOA modules are written in ANSI C using advanced object-oriented design principles to let users easily and rapidly integrate them into their software environment.
Our ATIC MPOA is a natural progression from our successful Classical IP Over ATM and LANE products.