Naraview: An interactive 3d visualization system for parallelization of programs

Mariko Sasakura, Kazuki Joe, Keijiro Araki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


For effective use of parallelizing compilers, an interactive environment which allows users to instruct the way of parallelization is needed. As the first step to build such an environment, we have developped a program visualization system named Nara View. The system provides two powerful methods for 3D visualization of program structure and data dependence. 3D visualization of program structure illustrates a hierarchical loop structure of given programs and suggests which parts of the program have been parallelized. 3D visualization of data dependence explains each data dependence on any variable or array element which is accessed at a specific loop. By using these methods, users can easily understand which part of the program should be more parallelized. We also show several examples to demonstrate the efficiency of these methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing - International Symposium, ISHPC 1997, Proceedings
EditorsKeijiro Araki, Makoto Amamiya, Constantine Polychronopoulos, Kazuki Joe
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540637664, 9783540637660
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventInternational Symposium on High Performance Computing, ISHPC 1997 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Nov 4 1997Nov 6 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Symposium on High Performance Computing, ISHPC 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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