EDPEPPS: an integrated graphical toolset for the design and performance evaluation of portable parallel software

Delaitre, Thierry and Vekariya, P. and Bigeard, R. and Ribeiro-Justo, George R. and Winter, Stephen and Zemerly, Mohamed-Jamal (1997) EDPEPPS: an integrated graphical toolset for the design and performance evaluation of portable parallel software. In: Euro-Par'97 Parallel Processing: Third International Euro-Par Conference Passau, Germany, August 26–29, 1997, Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (1300). Springer, pp. 140-149.

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Abstract

This paper describes an integrated graphical toolset for performance-oriented design of portable parallel software. The toolset consists of a graphical design tool based on the PVM communications library for building parallel algorithms, a simulation engine and a visualisation tool for animation of program execution and visualisation of platform and network performance measures and statistics. The toolset is used to model a virtual machine composed of a cluster of workstations interconnected by a local area network. The simulation model used is modular and its components are interchangeable which allows easy reconfiguration of the platform. The model is validated using experiments on the COMMS1 Benchmark from the Parkbench suite, and a standard image processing algorithm with accuracy to within 10%.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 10:42
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 10:42
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/9799

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