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EDPEPPS: a graphical environment for the parallel software development cycle

Zemerly, Mohamed-Jamal and Delaitre, Thierry and Ribeiro-Justo, George R. and Winter, Stephen (1999) EDPEPPS: a graphical environment for the parallel software development cycle. In: Arabnia, Hamid R., (ed.) Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99), Las Vegas, USA, July 1999. CSREA Press, pp. 1737-1743. ISBN 1892512157

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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 high-performance 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:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
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