Jade provides an integrated set of tools which are designed to
support the development of distributed software and systems.
The jade environment provides tools for the design, implementation,
debugging, testing, maintenance, simulation, and performance
analysis of distributed, concurrent programs. A network topology
called X-tree has been implemented and simulated using this Jade
environment. This paper presents an overview of the Jade
environment, the X-tree network topology and a robust routing
algorithm for this topology. The performance of the X-tree
topology is also discussed.