Savas Parastaditis gave a talk on his White Dwarfs application and the WS-GAF work he did while at University of
I chatted with him for a few minutes about MEST: like many, I am eager to read his coming paper (or book?). He has gotten me thinking about a mechanism that we use to simulate MEST-like behavior in a world where the clients are not services (nor are they assumed to be reachable from the service). Unfortunately, I can only guess if such methods for simulation are MEST- or XEST (i.e., something else altogether). I will blog my thoughts on this and see what Savas as to say about it.