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Euro-Par 2008 – Parallel Processing

Volume 5168 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1-2

Topic 1: Support Tools and Environments

  • Marios DikaiakosAffiliated withNo Affiliations
  • , Omer RanaAffiliated withNo Affiliations
  • , Shmuel UrAffiliated withNo Affiliations
  • , Joao LourençoAffiliated withNo Affiliations

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Abstract

The spread of systems that provide parallelism either "in-the-large" (grid infrastr-uctures, clusters) or "in-the-small" (multi -core chips), creates new opportunities for exploiting parallelism in a wider spectrum of application domains. However, the increasing complexity of parallel and distributed platforms renders the programming, the use, and the management of these systems a costly endeavor that requires advanced expertise and skills. Therefore, there is an increasing need for powerful support tools and environments that will help end-users, application programmers, software engineers and system administrators to manage the increasing complexity of parallel and distributed platforms.