Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F


This MQP is an extension of the EMC On-the-Fly Configuration application. EMC Corporation's need for this software is a result of the growing costs of creating and maintaining on-site labs. The program provides the company with a graphical drag-and-drop interface with which they can design and configure labs and simulate them via software without incurring heavy costs. The primary goals of Phase II of the project involved expanding and enhancing the program's graphical user interface and increasing the program's functionality. Specifically, the main two objectives involved implementing an auto layout mechanism to clearly display labs while minimizing connection intersections and also enhancing the GUI to allow for more detailed connection placement based on specific ports of devices.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science