NOVA - an interactive network design visualization and optimization tool

Phillip A. Mlsna, Tingyang Liu, John M. Galbraith, Jo Dale Carothers, Jeffrey J. Rodriguez, David Paldan, Mary Ann Bogner

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Abstract

The performance of multiprocessing networks is often highly dependent on the partitioning and allocation of network resources to the particular problem. The often large number of variables produces a highly multidimensional design space that is extremely difficult for the designer to visualize and virtually impossible to attain the best performance. NOVA, a Network Optimization, Visualization, and Analysis tool, was developed to address these problems. Written in C++ and using the Motif++ library, NOVA implements an object-oriented network structure and a full graphical user interface to produce a highly flexible and interactive design-space exploration tool NOVA's main uses are visualization of the multidimensional design space, sensitivity analysis of localities in that space, and solution feasibility exploration. Automated and semi-automated optimization capabilities will be added in the next development phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-419
Number of pages7
JournalConference Proceedings - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE 15th Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: Mar 27 1996Mar 29 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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