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Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing, Symposium on (2009)
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Oct. 28, 2009 to Oct. 31, 2009
ISSN: 1550-6533
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3857-0
pp: 127-134
ABSTRACT
Highly distributed systems such as Grids are usually interconnected by a hierarchical organization of different types of network. This strong network hierarchy influences directly the behavior of parallel applications. In order to obtain a good understanding of parallel application's behavior, the performance analysis must take into account a correspondence between application and network characteristics. This paper presents a novel way to analyze parallel applications, by using a three dimensional visualization and a technique to visually map the application's components to the used resources. This mapping technique is able to handle different types of resources description: different system logical organizations and the description of the network or system interconnection in different levels. The technique, implemented in our prototype Triva, is evaluated through a series of visual representations of the monitoring data obtained through real executions of parallel applications in a grid. The resulting visualizations enable an alternative and powerful way to view and understand various aspects of application behavior together with the network topology.
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L. M. Schnorr, P. O. Navaux and G. Huard, "Visual Mapping of Program Components to Resources Representation: A 3D Analysis of Grid Parallel Applications," Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing, Symposium on(SBAC-PAD), Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2009, pp. 127-134.
doi:10.1109/SBAC-PAD.2009.10
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