FASTLab Tools for Distributed Systems Management
CREATE Real-Time Applications Manager
The CREATE Real-time Applications Manager--CRAM--is a framework for
developing, deploying, and managing distributed realtime software. It has
evolved through three implementations over the space of five years. The
background of CRAM is the work done since the early 1990s on distributed
processing environments (DPEs), which started in the telecommunications
industry. A DPE generally consist of at least three components: a node
manager, a service interface, and a system manager. The node manager is a
simple daemon (a stand-alone program) that is assumed to be running on each
computer that the DPE intends to manage. Node managers accept commands from
the network application manager to start/stop/monitor remote services. A DPE
service interface is a simple set of functions that applications need to
implement in order to be managed by a DPE. The third component is the system
manager; it uses node managers to start the components of a distributed
application. DPE systems often use databases to describe network hardware
facilities and applications.
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