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A status report on VisPar: a visual tool for designing parallel programs

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2 Author(s)
S. Gorlatch ; Fachbereich Inf., Tech. Univ. Berlin, Germany ; H. Kehbel

We describe VisPar - a visual tool intended to support the programmer in the process of designing complex parallel applications. The novel features of the tool are: support for both task and data parallelism and a mixture of the two; extensive use of analytical cost models for performance prediction; systematic program design by applying optimizing transformations; and visualization of the design process. We demonstrate the use of VisPar on a relevant case study - the practically important Jpeg compression algorithm $and report on the current status of the tool implementation

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Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, International Workshop on, 2001.

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