Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems selects Themis Quorum automated management software for battle management command and control subsystem

FREMONT, Calif. 22 Jan. 2007. Themis Computer's Quorum distributed computing resource management software for mission critical applications was selected for use in Northrop Grumman's Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) subsystem proposal.

FREMONT, Calif. 22 Jan. 2007. Themis Computer's Quorum distributed computing resource management software for mission critical applications was selected for use in Northrop Grumman's Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) subsystem proposal.

Northrop Grumman's BMC2 effort is being led by the company's Integrated Systems sector. The BMC2 team includes four other Northrop Grumman sectors (Electronic Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Space Technology), plus Harris Corp., General Dynamics, Cisco Systems, Oracle Corp., Zel Technologies, Alphatech, L-3 Communication Systems West, L-3 ComCept and CollaborX.

Themis' Quorum is a distributed computing resource management system for the automated management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), applications and hardware resource in real-time, mission critical distributed systems.

Quorum's automated real- time policy engine can detect a problem and implement a solution, in as little as 50 milliseconds. Quorum performs automated closed loop management of Application QoS (AQoS) and allocation of resources for real-time systems.

The BMC2 subsystem is the operational "brain" of the U.S. Air Force's E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A). It comprises a large computing architecture that includes systems that store, manipulate and exploit data received from multiple intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets in the Air Force's planned Command and Control Constellation.

Quorum supports Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Sun Solaris for scalable, heterogeneous systems.

Quorum is a standards-based system built on top of the "Common Information Model/Web Based Enterprise Management" (CIM/WBEM), a Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) standard that uses XML to encode CIM objects and transport them via standard http(s) protocols. Quorum is also fully compatible with SNMP devices and is extensible to new devices via either SNMP or CIM/WBEM.

Themis' Quorum system is available in two versions: the high availability module, called Quorum AM, and the Quality of Service module, called Quorum FM.

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