EDPEPPS: an integrated environment for the parallel development life-cycle

Delaitre, Thierry, Zemerly, Mohamed-Jamal, Justo, George, Audo, O. and Winter, Stephen (2000) EDPEPPS: an integrated environment for the parallel development life-cycle. Future Generation Computer Systems, 16 (6). pp. 585-595. ISSN 0167-739X

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This paper describes an environment for performance-oriented design of portable parallel software. The environment consists of a graphical design tool for building parallel algorithms, a state-of-the-art simulation engine, a CPU characterisation tool, a distributed debugging tool and a visualisation/replay tool. The environment is used to model a virtual machine composed of a cluster of heterogeneous workstations interconnected by a local area network. The simulation model used is modular and its components are interchangeable which allows easy re-configuration of the platform. The model is validated using experiments on two parallel Givens linear solver algorithms with average errors of about 8%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 10:37
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 10:37
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/9768

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