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A Distributed Environment Monitor for the ISA Architecture

Objective

The ISA-DEMON project addressed an acute need of the growing community of researchers, developers and systems integrators who are exploiting object-oriented distributed systems architectures and platforms.
The project addresses an acute need of the growing community of researchers, developers and systems integrators who are exploiting object oriented distributed systems architectures and platforms. This need is for instrumentation and visualization tools that reflect and exploit the rich composition and abstraction features of these distributed platforms. Such capabilities are essential at the critical systems integration stage of the system life cycle. They are also highly valuable as a basis for rapid prototyping, requirements structuring and evaluation of new applications and for the management of distributed applications and systems in operation. Finally, such tools may be used both for training purposes and to demonstrate the advantages of object oriented architectures as platforms for developing distributed applications.

The project addresses the needs identified above by developing a set of effective highly configurable tools for instrumentation of distributed applications. The prototype instrumentation system, Demon,developed during the communication systems architecture (CSA) project has been enhanced and ported onto the integrated systems architecture (ISA) testbench for exposure to the ISA user community. Pilot studies are being carried out addressing particular instrumentation needs and results are being used to refine the generic Demon infrastructure and to develop metatools to ease configuration in specific environments and use within a range of application domains.
This need is for instrumentation and visualisation tools that reflect and exploit the rich composition and abstraction features of these distributed platforms. Such capabilities are essential at the critical systems integration stage of the system life-cycle. They are also highly valuable as a basis for rapid prototyping, requirements structuring and evaluation of new applications and for the management of distributed applications and systems in operation. Finally, such tools may be used both for training purposes and to demonstrate the advantages of object-oriented architectures as platforms for developing distributed applications.

Coordinator

MARI Applied Technologies Ltd
Address
Boldon Business Park Witney Way
NE35 9PE Boldon
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ANSA Architecture Projects Management Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Poseidon House Castle Park
CB3 0RD Cambridge
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
Address
Rua Eng.jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3800 Aveiro
PLURICOM
Portugal
Address
Apartado, 321
3800 Aveiro
Synergie Informatique et Développement
France
Address
12 Bis Rue Des Pavillons
92804 Puteaux
UNIVERSIDAD DO AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario
3800 Aveiro