The NetLogger Methodology for High Performance Distributed Systems Performance Analysis

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The authors describe a methodology that enables the real-time diagnosis of performance problems in complex high-performance distributed systems. The methodology includes tools for generating precision event logs that can be used to provide detailed end-to-end application and system level monitoring; a Java agent-based system for managing the large amount of logging data; and tools for visualizing the log data and real-time state of the distributed system. The authors developed these tools for analyzing a high-performance distributed system centered around the transfer of large amounts of data at high speeds from a distributed storage server to a remote visualization client. However, ... continued below

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Tierney, Brian; Johnston, William; Crowley, Brian; Hoo, Gary; Brooks, Chris & Gunter, Dan December 23, 1999.

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The authors describe a methodology that enables the real-time diagnosis of performance problems in complex high-performance distributed systems. The methodology includes tools for generating precision event logs that can be used to provide detailed end-to-end application and system level monitoring; a Java agent-based system for managing the large amount of logging data; and tools for visualizing the log data and real-time state of the distributed system. The authors developed these tools for analyzing a high-performance distributed system centered around the transfer of large amounts of data at high speeds from a distributed storage server to a remote visualization client. However, this methodology should be generally applicable to any distributed system. This methodology, called NetLogger, has proven invaluable for diagnosing problems in networks and in distributed systems code. This approach is novel in that it combines network, host, and application-level monitoring, providing a complete view of the entire system.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 23 Dec 1999

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  • Report No.: LBNL--42611
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/764331 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 764331
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718330

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Tierney, Brian; Johnston, William; Crowley, Brian; Hoo, Gary; Brooks, Chris & Gunter, Dan. The NetLogger Methodology for High Performance Distributed Systems Performance Analysis, report, December 23, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718330/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.