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Address tracing for parallel machines

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3 Author(s)
Stunkel, C.B. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; Janssens, B. ; Fuchs, W.K.

Recently implemented parallel system address-tracing methods based on several metrics are surveyed. The issues specific to collection of traces for both shared and distributed memory parallel computers are highlighted. Five general categories of address-trace collection methods are examined: hardware-captured, interrupt-based, simulation-based, altered microcode-based, and instrumented program-based traces. The problems unique to shared memory and distributed memory multiprocessors are examined separately.<>

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Computer  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 1 )