Master of Science in Computer Science
First Committee Member
Jan B. Pedersen, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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Information Visualization has been used as an effective method in transforming textual information into a visual form that enables users to effectively communicate and understand the information. MPI (Message Passing Interface) usually involves a large amount of data, which necessitates exploring innovative ideas to visualize such data effectively.
In this thesis, we implement a graph visualization tool called MPROV to effectively visualize communication patterns of message passing using log files from MPI applications. The tool provides several interaction techniques to effectively reduce the amount of data displayed on the screen. We have also developed protocol conformance checking, which verifies the correctness of the communication by using a protocol specification file containing a list of constraints. Finally, we test our application with different log files containing a list of communication patterns and also at different strictness level that the messages should conform to based on the protocol constraints.
Computer networks; Data transmission systems; Digital communications; Human-computer interaction; Information visualization
Computer Sciences | Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces
Sadasivan, Arunkumar, "A Visualization approach for message passing in parallel computing systems" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 328.