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dc.contributor.advisorV. Michael Bove, Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSeetharamakrishnan, Devasenapathi P., 1970-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-25T15:48:33Z
dc.date.available2011-04-25T15:48:33Z
dc.date.copyright2002en_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/62372
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2002.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 67-69).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents c@t, a language for programming distributed embedded systems that are composed of thousands (even millions) of interacting computing devices. Due to the improvements in fabricating technologies, it is becoming possible to build tiny single-chip devices equipped with logic circuits, sensors, actuators and communication components. A large number of these devices can be networked together to build Massively Distributed Embedded Systems (MDES). A wide variety of embedded control applications are envisioned for MDES: responsive environments, smart buildings, wildlife monitoring, precision agriculture, inventory tracking, etc. These examples are compelling, however, developing applications for MDES remains complex due to the following issues: MDES consist of large number of resource constrained devices and the number of potential interactions between them can be combinatorially explosive. Systems with the combined issues of such scale complexity, interaction complexity and resource constraints are unprecedented and cannot be programmed using conventional technologies. Accordingly, this thesis presents cut, a language that employs the following techniques to address the issues of MDES: 1. To address the scale complexity, c@t provides tools for programming the system as a unit. 2. c@t offers a declarative style network programming interface so that network interactions can be implemented without writing any low-level networking code. 3. The applications developed using c@t are vertically integrated. That is, the compiler customizes the runtime environment to the suit the application needs. Using this integrated approach, efficient applications can be developed to fit the available resources. This thesis describes the design, features and implementation of c@t in detail. A sample application developed using c@t is also presented.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityy Devasenapathi P. Seetharamakrishnan.en_US
dc.format.extent69 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.titleC@t : a language for programming massively distributed embedded systemsen_US
dc.title.alternativeCat : a language for programming massively distributed embedded systemsen_US
dc.title.alternativeLanguage for programming massively distributed embedded systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc52032567en_US


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