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Tools for Multiple-CPU Environments
May/June 1990 (vol. 7 no. 3)
pp. 45-51

A brief overview precedes ten separate tool reviews. Five of the tools address the problems of performance analysis, testing, and debugging in a multiple-CPU environment. The first set of tools-Graspin PPSE, and Integral-supports this activity by providing specification or design languages for concurrent applications. The next pair of tools-Pie and Total-supports the development of multiple-CPU software by representing the software's behavior in a parallel or concurrent environment. The next set of five tools is aimed at the problem of serial-to-parallel conversions. The first three tools-E/SP, Mimdizer, and PRETS-recapture the design of the original source code and display it in a graphical form for analysis. The remaining tools-Pat and Aspar-support direct source-to-source transformations. These ten tools are representative of current approaches being taken to address the problem of multiple-CPU computing.

Index Terms:
multiple CPU environments tools; performance analysis; testing; debugging; Graspin; PPSE; Integral; Pie; Total; concurrent environment; E/SP; Mimdizer; PRETS; Pat; Aspar; direct source-to-source transformations; programming environments; software tools
Citation:
Warren Harrison, "Tools for Multiple-CPU Environments," IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 45-51, May-June 1990, doi:10.1109/52.55227
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