Real-time, self-managing data flows -- Unidata will foster and support the existence of real-time data flows that encompass a broad range of Earth-system phenomena, can be accessed with ease by all constituents, and are self managing in respect to changing contents and user needs.
--A goal of Unidata 2008: Shaping the Future of Data Use in the Geosciences
The LDM package has been ported to the HP-UX B.11 operating system (the NWS can now use LDM 6 on their updated HP systems).
The LDM daemon has been improved: shut-down speed has been increased, unnecessary reconnections have been reduced, superfluous processes have been eliminated, and the determination of when to fall-back to the LDM 5 protocol has been improved.
A bug in the connection logic that sometimes caused a process to crash has been eliminated.
The rtstats(1) utility has been improved: performance has been increased , bugs have been fixed, memory-leaks have been removed, and support for the LDM 6 protocol has been added
The ldmsend(1) utility has been improved: a memory-leak has been removed and support for the LDM 6 protocol has been added.
Many log messages have been improved.
In order to correctly guage real-time status of the IDD, it is important for all sites participating to accurately maintain their clocks (easily done through Network Time Protocol software and servers).
IDD volumes for thelma.ucar.edu