High Performance Computing Tools for Industry

HPCTI - CP93-5383

Keywords: tools design, parallel processing, HPCN

Start Date: 1 October 1994 / Status: finished / Duration: 24 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The aim of the HPCTI project is to develop a tool set for the development of parallel application programs for distributed memory multiprocessors, including networks of distributed workstations. The project focuses on the following key research issues in parallel systems engineering: visual programming, simulation, mapping and load-balancing, monitoring, visualisation and quality issues.

The project will be conducted within an encompassing task framework of which the SEPP project (Software Engineering for Parallel Processing) forms a part. SEPP will address the specification and the development of a graphical CASE environment to support the lifecycle of generic, distributed memory multiprocessor systems. HPCTI will address the integration of the tools on an agreed hardware/software platform.

European links: Network CP94-774 SEIHPC, Stimulation of European Industry through High Performance Computing.

Progress and Results

Integration demonstrators have been defined and preliminary feasibility studies have been completed. In the final workshop, the collaborating teams have presented the framework for a graphical CASE environment to support the software lifecycle of generic distributed memory multiprocessor systems.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The results have been presented at two workshops that took place in Braga, Portugal, and Miscolc, Hungary. They can also be found at http://www.cpc.wminac.uk.


Centre for Parallel Computing
University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1M 8JS, UK

EU Partners

University of Westminster, UK
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, P
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E
Parsytec GmbH, D

Non-EU Partners

Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK
Technical University of Gdansk, PL
University of Miskolc, HU


Dr. Stephen Winter
Tel: +44 171 911 5099
Fax: +44 171 911 5143
E-mail: wintersc@westminster.ac.uk

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HPCTI - CP93-5383, May 1997

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