Towards Visualization Scalability through Time Intervals and Hierarchical Organization of Monitoring Data
Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2009)
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009
Highly distributed systems such as Grids are used today to the execution of large-scale parallel applications. The behavior analysis of these applications is not trivial. The complexity appears because of the event correlation among processes, external influences like time-sharing mechanisms and saturation of network links, and also the amount of data that registers the application behavior. Almost all visualization tools to analysis of parallel applications offer a space-time representation of the application behavior. This paper presents a novel technique that combines traces from grid applications with a treemap visualization of the data. With this combination, we dynamically create an annotated hierarchical structure that represents the application behavior for the selected time interval. The experiments in the grid show that we can readily use our technique to the analysis of large-scale parallel applications with thousands of processes.
P. O. Navaux, L. M. Schnorr and G. Huard, "Towards Visualization Scalability through Time Intervals and Hierarchical Organization of Monitoring Data," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Shanghai, China, 2009, pp. 428-435.