Accession Number : ADA257534
Title : Monitoring and Controlling Distributed Applications Using Lomita.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Marzullo, Keith ; Szafranska, Ida M
Report Date : Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Over the last four years, we have developed the Meta toolkit for controlling distributed applications. This toolkit has been publicly available as part of the academic ISIS release, and has been used both within and outside of Cornell for building various system monitoring and control applications. One major stumbling block with using Meta has been the language (called NPL) it supports. NPL is very low-level and using it is difficult, in the same way it is difficult to write machine language programs or raw Post script programs. Hence, we have spent the last six months building a higher-level language and runtime environment. Our hope is that with this higher-level approach, we will be able to write more complicated Meta applications and thereby concentrate more on the use (and limitations) of Meta as an architecture.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE