A subset of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) group here in the CS Dept. at Washington University is in process of developing an ORB able to meet the needs of real-time clients and servers. This ORB, based on ACE, and thus named The ACE ORB (TAO), will be freely-available with the standard ACE distribution.

TAO is loosely based on the SunSoft IIOP reference implementation, available from the OMG ftp site.

I am personally working on porting the ORB Core to be built upon ACE. This will facilitate two ends:

Our approach, and the extensions, have been submitted to the OMG RFI for Realtime Extensions to CORBA.

The following links may be of interest:

Chris Cleeland
Last modified: Fri Sep 19 16:08:08 CDT 1997