MANDIS: Management of distributed systems

  • David Holden
  • Alwyn Langsford
Technical Paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 433)


This paper gives an overview of the MANDIS programme of COST 11 ter. It presents the architectural approach taken and how this influenced, and was influenced by, work on monitoring. The paper discusses some of the work on control and on a language with which to exercise distributed systems management which is now the focus of current work.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Holden
    • 1
  • Alwyn Langsford
    • 1
  1. 1.Harwell LaboratoryDidcotEngland

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