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The network is the real-time processing system

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re: The network is the real-time processing system
TechnoMarketeer   11/6/2008 10:15:49 AM
Good initial concept, which I agree with. its the implementation I disagree with. Take a look at It enables design of highly scalable, distributed, open architecture, real-time processing systems. While I agree it time for McNealy's vision to be applied to embedded systems, the implementation required to meet embedded real-time requirements is fundamentally different to the client-server architecture successfully used in Enterprise. DDS has been deployed successfully in literally hundreds of embedded, real-time distributed systems. Its peer to peer, publish/subscribe, with real-time tuneable Quality of Service parameters. And exactly as you suggest it focuses on the data, de-coupling the real-time distributed systems requirements from the underlying hardware architecture. Its worth a good look. It addresses all the issues you raise above, and answers questions you have not considered yet.

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