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Issue No. 03 - May/June (1990 vol. 7)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 45-51
<p>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.</p>
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
Warren Harrison, "Tools for Multiple-CPU Environments", IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. , pp. 45-51, May/June 1990, doi:10.1109/52.55227
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