Award Date

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Jan B. Pedersen, Chair

Second Committee Member

Kazeem Taghva

Third Committee Member

Yoohwan Kim

Graduate Faculty Representative

Henry Selvaraj

Number of Pages

74

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Computer networks; Data transmission systems; Digital communications; Human-computer interaction; Information visualization

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces

Language

English


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