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Author Francioni, J.M. ♦ Rover, D.T.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1992
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Displays ♦ Application software ♦ Concurrent computing ♦ Software tools ♦ Large-scale systems ♦ Computer science ♦ Multidimensional systems ♦ Runtime environment ♦ Computer graphics ♦ Distributed computing
Abstract Visual and aural portrayals of parallel program execution are used to gain insight into how a program is working. The combination of portrayals in a coordinated performance environment provides the user with multiple perspectives and stimuli to comprehend complex, multidimensional run-time information. An open question for either medium is how well does it scale? That is, how effectively can it be used to represent program performance on a large parallel computer system? This paper investigates using sound in conjunction with graphics to represent the performance of a scalable application program, the SLALOM benchmark program, executed on the nCUBE 2 distributed memory parallel computer. Custom auralization software is coupled with the PICL and ParaGraph tools. The techniques and results of visually and aurally monitoring program execution on increasing numbers of processors are presented.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA (Francioni, J.M.)
ISBN 0818627751
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1992-04-26
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 663.51 kB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 433
Ending Page 440


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library