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Subject: Re: [MTT devel] MTT Visualization
From: Ethan Mallove (ethan.mallove_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-10 18:00:45


Woo hoo!

The reporter has been much much more useful since the DB
optimizations, though I wonder if in the next batch of
changes we could also have #296 (a few more columns are
needed)? (Not really related to visibility, but I thought
I'd speak my mind while there seems to be another round of
database stuff going on :-))

Stats visualization would be interesting on virtually any
column. Particularly combinations of these:

  * runtime_parameters
  * configure_options (broken down by individual options)
  * bitness
  * threadedness
  * np
  * platform
  * hardware

How much focus will be on the interface for generating
whatever visualization versus creating more static pictures?
It would be nice to have a flexible dashboard of some kind
that would allow us to generate ad hoc visualizations on any
combination of database columns.

-Ethan

On Thu, Jan/10/2008 10:29:32AM, Josh Hursey wrote:
> I met with Joseph Cottam (Grad student in my lab at IU)
> yesterday about MTT visualization. He is working on some
> new visualization techniques and wants to apply them to
> the MTT dataset.
>
> Since we are ramping up to a v1.3 release we want to
> visualization to support this effort. So we want to make
> sure that the visualization will meet the development
> community's needs. We should probably ask the devel-core
> list, but I thought I would start some of the discussion
> here to make sure I am asking the right questions of the
> group.
>
> To start I have some basic questions:
> - How does Open MPI determine that it is stable enough to release?
> - What dimensions of testing are most/least important (i.e.,
> platforms, compilers, feature sets, scale, ...)?
> - What other questions would be useful to answer with regard to
> testing (thinking completely outside of the box)?
> * Example: Are we testing a specific platform/configuration set
> too much/too little?
> - Other questions you think we should pose to the group?
>
> We are currently feeling out the domain of possibilities,
> but hope to start doing some sketching some ideas in
> another week or so. This work should proceed fairly
> quickly since we are targeting a paper about this for the
> ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
> (http://www.softvis.org/ ) which is due in early April.
> How is that for expecting success :)
>
> Cheers,
> Josh
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