Since early 1995, a significant part of the Ptolemy project personnel have been pursuing models of computations for control-intensive computation, particularly in combination with compute-intensive subsystems, and mapping computation onto distributed architectures. The two primary models for control-intensive computation are finite state machines and a synchronous/reactive systems.
In late 1996, we shifted the focus of the project towards the design of distributed, network-aware, adaptive applications. We expect that future releases of our software will be network-savvy, including transparent HTTP support and mutable and migratable computations. Fundamental work in the semantics of models of computation will of course continue to fuel experiments with new domains and code generation techniques.
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