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Issue 11 • Date Nov 1995

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  • Estimating and optimizing performance for parallel programs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):47 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (2)
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    The article describes P3T, a parameter-based performance prediction tool that estimates performance for parallel programs running on distributed-memory parallel architectures. P3 T has been carefully designed to address all of the above performance estimation issues. To achieve high estimation accuracy, P 3T aggressively exploits compiler analysis and optimization ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality and parallel systems performance analysis

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):57 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    Scalable parallel systems are becoming the standard architecture for high-performance computing. However, achieving close to peak performance requires careful attention to a plethora of system details. Not only do hundreds of processors interact on a microsecond time scale, but also the space of possible performance optimizations is large, complex, and highly sensitive to both application behavior... View full abstract»

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  • Backfiring: converting lines of code to function points

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):87 - 88
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The availability of empirical data from projects that use both function-point and lines-of-code metrics has led to a useful technique called backfiring. Backfiring is the direct mathematical conversion of LOC data into equivalent function-point data. Because the backfiring equations are bidirectional, they also provide a powerful way of sizing, or predicting, source-code volume for any known progr... View full abstract»

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  • The Paradyn parallel performance measurement tool

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (202)  |  Patents (11)
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    Paradyn is a tool for measuring the performance of large-scale parallel programs. Our goal in designing a new performance tool was to provide detailed, flexible performance information without incurring the space (and time) overhead typically associated with trace-based tools. Paradyn achieves this goal by dynamically instrumenting the application and automatically controlling this instrumentation... View full abstract»

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  • The Software Life Cycle Processes standard

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):89 - 90
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A new standard, Software Life Cycle Processes (ISO/IEC 12207), developed over the past six years, has recently been approved by JTC1 (Joint Technical Committee 1 of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission). While software has been established as an integral part of scientific and business disciplines, environments for developing and mana... View full abstract»

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  • NCSA's World Wide Web server: design and performance

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):68 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (67)  |  Patents (51)
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    To support continued growth, WWW servers must manage a multigigabyte (in some instances a multiterabyte) database of multimedia information while concurrently serving multiple request streams. This places demands on the servers' underlying operating systems and file systems that lie far outside today's normal operating regime. Simply put, WWW servers must become more adaptive and intelligent. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Robert's rules of order for e-mail meetings

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):84 - 85
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    In the excitement of the World Wide Web of hyperlinked multimedia spanning the globe, it's easy to lose sight of ordinary e-mail, which, like the Web, is built on the enabling infrastructure of the Internet. Yet the average person undoubtedly conducts more business by e-mail than by any other Internet service. Considering the importance and ubiquity of e-mail, it's surprising that it is not more w... View full abstract»

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  • Performance visualization of a distributed system: a case study

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):30 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    The case study describes the use of a simple visualization technique to help resolve difficult performance problems in a large distributed system. The event trace data used was collected on a large distributed system built to run a benchmark of a complex securities trading application. The system was designed to handle several hundred transactions per second with subsecond response times. The comp... View full abstract»

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  • HP means high-powered: FutureBusiness, side A

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6 - 8
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The author continues the Info Age series with an example or two of companies that have made the grade in the toughest Info Age FutureBusiness of all-the commodity-driven computer business. I claim that corporate survival depends on how well a company executes one or more basic Info Age principles. I look at the so-called box builders-the manufacturers who create platforms for doing FutureBusiness,... View full abstract»

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  • The visual display of parallel performance data

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):21 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (1)
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    Several performance visualization tools have demonstrated that helpful insights into parallel performance can be gained through graphical displays. However, much of this work has been experimental, specialized, and ad hoc. Evolving performance visualization into an integral, productive tool for evaluating parallel performance requires a more systematic, formal methodology that relates behavior abs... View full abstract»

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