A device introduced into a communication system to allow asynchronous communication.
L. BRIM comments: "A buffer preserves message sequences. The buffer discipline is as follows:
- The sender may always send a message
- The receiver may always receive a message, provided the medium is not empty
- The order of receiving messages is equal to the order of sending messages"(1992, p.135).
Buffers allow for serialized and ordered communication, avoids bottlenecks and, to some extent, overloads in communication channels.
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