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Author Siegel, Howard Jay ♦ Fineberg, Samuel A. ♦ Pero, Pierre H. ♦ Bronson, Edward C. ♦ Lumpp, James E. ♦ Casavant, Thomas L. ♦ Schwederski, Thomas ♦ Nation, Wayne G. ♦ Marinescu, Dan C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Instrumentation
Abstract Programming parallel machines is very difficult. First, generating an algorithm requires the programmer to assimilate the interactions of multiple threads of control. Second, synchronization and communication among the threads must be addressed to avoid contention and deadlock. Then, once the program is executing on the parallel system and does not function correctly or performs poorly, the debugging of multiple threads is a complicated problem [21]. Additionally, debugging software is an activity that requires systematic attention to detail. Success is a function of the experienced individual involved and the tools employed. The ability to efficiently debug software requires the wisdom to know what questions to ask, the ability to analyze the answers received, and the knowledge to formulate the best next question. To aid in this interactive process, the programmer needs information about the run-time behavior of the program.
Description Affiliation: IBM Corp., Endicott, NY (Nation, Wayne G.; Bronson, Edward C.) || Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City (Lumpp, James E.; Fineberg, Samuel A.; Casavant, Thomas L.) || Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (Schwederski, Thomas) || Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (Siegel, Howard Jay; Pero, Pierre H.; Marinescu, Dan C.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 11
Page Count 14
Starting Page 104
Ending Page 117


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Source: ACM Digital Library