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13 <center><h3>Current Status</h3></center>
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15 <p align="justify">
16 All i-scream components are now functioning to initial
17 design parameters and our system is regarded to be complete.
18 Documentation is available to assist third party programmers
19 in producing Hosts for use with the i-scream server.
20 Our progress during the project can be found in the meeting minutes.
21 Code is viewable via CVS to UKC users only.
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24 <p align="justify">
25 The i-scream Distributed Central Monitoring System <a href="http://raptor.ukc.ac.uk/~pjm2/reports">Reports</a>
26 are now visible on the web. You may view the latest information
27 about each machine, historical 24-hour reports and alerts for
28 each machine. Please remember that this is work in progress
29 still, so the only data currently viewable is our own data that
30 has been harvested by our own testing. Also note that historical
31 reports are only available for periods during which our server
32 was running.
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35 <p align="justify">
36 Our current host development allows us to pass machine statistics
37 to our distributed filter arrangement, which then processes the
38 data and stores it for later use. An example of such use is the
39 historical report generator which produces graphs of machine
40 usage over periods of time. A real-time
41 client is also available (Conient) and alert information can be
42 displayed to the public via dynamic web pages.
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45 <p align="justify">
46 Builds of the i-scream Distributed Central Monitoring System
47 are now available for <a href="/downloads/">download</a> from this
48 website. These are still very much in development and should
49 only be used by people who have been in communication with the
50 development team. Please email us if you wish to use any i-scream
51 software, as we are interested to know who is using it and we may
52 be able to help you out with any problems you encounter.
53 </p>
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55 <p>&nbsp;</p>
56 <center><h3>Project Completion</h3></center>
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58 <p align="justify">
59 The project deadline was 4pm on 29 March 2001. Most of the group
60 met very early that morning to compile the project into five
61 lever arch folders. The project, consisting of source code, user,
62 maintenance and other documents, was handed in at 3pm. The CVS
63 repository was tagged to signify the project's completion, however,
64 development and enhancements to the system shall be continued
65 in the near future.
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68 <p align="justify">
69 As can be seen in the "problem domain" document, the project
70 was aimed at the UKC Computer Science department, and as such
71 we believe a demonstration to the "customer" is important. The
72 feedback from our demonstation was more positive than we had
73 anticipated. We believe that our project may now be of great
74 interest to anybody who wishes to monitor a number of machines
75 on their network using a central configuration.
76 </p>
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78 <p>&nbsp;</p>
79 <center><h3>Naming History</h3></center>
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81 <p align="justify">
82 The name <b>i-scream</b> arose from a meeting whereupon one member
83 of our group randomly chose to draw an ice cream on the white board.
84 It later became apparent that we had no name for our project (other
85 than 'The Project'). It seemed only natural to name our project after
86 the ice cream that had been oh-so-randomly drawn on the white board.
87 Copyright issues immediately ruled out anything involving Mr Whippy,
88 so we had to settle for <b>i-scream</b>. And thus, we were left with a cunning
89 play on words - it still sounded like <i>ice cream</i>, yet also
90 served as a functional decription of our system - namely, one which
91 screams at somebody if something has gone wrong...
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