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 Java One -  25-26 January 2000
NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration.

Established in 1901, NIST strengthens the U.S. economy and improves the quality of life by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.

NIST Main Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Our goals
Help research, test, measure and standardise pervasive computing technology: 
  • Research pervasive computing architectures that work efficiently across a wide range of processor architectures (8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit) and network technologies. 
  • Measure the resource requirements and performance of emerging pervasive computing software and networking technologies. 
  • Develop software tools for testing, measuring, and diagnosing pervasive software and networks. 
  • Create standard abstractions and models for developers.
What we've done so far...
  • Built of Aroma Adapters using embedded PCs and Linux.
  • Measured performance of Aroma Adapters.
  • Developed JiniTM Technology services to control and use a remote digital projector.
  • Created a basic set of tools for our research.
  • Developed a preliminary conceptual model for pervasive computing based on the OSI stack.
  • Begun research and development of a lightweight pervasive computing technology that will run on 8, 16, 32, 64-bit processors.
What we've learned
  • JavaTM technology and JiniTM technology work.
  • Linux is a good alternative.
  • Embedded PCs are not quite PCs.
  • When working with JiniTM technology, be a tool builder.
  • Know your hardware.
  • Measure performance early and often.
  • Understand your VM.
Who we are
Project Leader:
Alden Dima
, Computer Scientist, NIST
alden.dima@nist.gov
Laurent Ciarletta, Guest Researcher, NIST / LORIA laurent.ciarletta@nist.gov
Christophe Lucas, Guest Researcher, NIST / LORIA christophe.lucas@nist.gov
Anthony Cincotta, Computer Scientist, NIST tony.cincotta@nist.gov
Bill Majurski, Electronics Engineer, NIST william.majurski@nist.gov
Mary Laamanen, Computer Scientist, NIST mary.laamanen@nist.gov
Dr. Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic, Associate Professor, USNA avramov@usna.edu
Dr. Carl Wick, Associate Professor, USNA

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Contact Aroma Project Leader Alden Dima
Last Updated 09 August 2001 by Tony Cincotta