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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 16:22:29 -0800
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John Apa inquires:
>Does anyone else see a problem with the headline on the home page being
>about the 777? It's not even Ada95. Where are the recent examples? New
>starts, new systems in the last 5 years?


The AdaIC web site might reasonably mention the National Ignition Facility
laser, under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Lab:
http://www.llnl.gov/nif/index.html

Our Integrated Computer Control System is 70%  Ada95 (with user interface
in Java accounting for most of the remainder).  Controls are described at
http://www-lasers.llnl.gov/nif/ICCS/index.html.

The software is distributed over some 350 computers using CORBA.  It is
roughly half written with about 400 KSLOC's presently in hand.

We reported early results at SigAda 98 "A Large Distributed Control System
Using Ada in Fusion Research", and recently presented a collection of
papers at the 8th International Conference on Accelerator and Large
Experimental Physics Control Systems.
http://icalepcs2001.slac.stanford.edu/


>What has happened since then? I'd
>love for Ada to finally make it because it is the best, but when all we can
>point to is 5-6 year old success stories it does leave one with questions.


Folks here are succeeding with our milestones, in part because Ada does
support our requirements.


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