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Title:An Environment for Interactive Parallel Numerical Computing
Author(s):Norris, Boyana Radenska
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Heath, Michael T.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:In the past decades, the use of massively parallel supercomputers and distributed systems has increased, while the cost of computational resources has decreased steadily. This has lead to the emergence of a new dominant cost---that of the human developer. The solution of large-scale scientific problems has generated a need for development environments that ensure good human efficiency in the development of an application, in addition to the application's computational efficiency. We have developed an environment for rapid-prototyping of scientific codes, combining the ease-of-use of a MATLAB-like interactive interface with the high performance of a massively parallel system. This new approach to high-performance computing bridges the gap between high-level interactive interfaces and parallel architectures. It further allows the utilization of highly optimized parallel numerical libraries. Finally, the difficult and error-prone management of distributed resources is handled in a manner transparent to the user.
Issue Date:2000
Description:78 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9955654
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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