Open-source messaging at (nearly) the speed of light

By Jon Gold, Network World |  Software, CERN

"If there is no [Java messaging system] there is no particle physics," he said. Given that the JMS controls a magnetic array so powerful that it takes a month to warm up and another to power down, the consequences of downtime can be severe.

Ehm said that his team will continue to update the middleware in place on its systems, noting that a major change -- replacing CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) with a new product, while keeping JMS where it is -- is scheduled for the end of the year.

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