|Chapter title||EDPEPPS: a graphical environment for the parallel software development cycle|
|Authors||Zemerly, M.J., Delaitre, T., Ribeiro-Justo, G.R. and Winter, S.|
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%.
|Book title||Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99), Las Vegas, USA, July 1999|
|Journal citation||IV, pp. 1737-1743|