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Matrix-Format for Presenting the Status of a Group of Nodes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104647D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chang, DY: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to present the high level node status of a massive-node server in a matrix-form at window.

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Matrix-Format for Presenting the Status of a Group of Nodes

      Disclosed is a method to present the high level node status of
a massive-node server in a matrix-form at window.

      A massive-node server is a server that is built with massive
number of inter-connected computers.  A user task on a massive-node
server is decomposed and distributed to the computers in the
massive-node server.  Each work unit of the user task is
simultaneously executed on the computers of the massive-node server.

      For the sake of the display scalability, The high level node
status of each server node will be displayed in groups by the server
status monitor.  Therefore, the server status monitor can monitor
massive number of nodes.  As more nodes are added to the massive-node
server, more groups of nodes will be created.

      The group node status window can be displayed in a matrix
format.  Each cell in the matrix represents individual node.  The
high level status such as CPU utilization, memory usage, I/O
activities, DASD status, connectivities, message traffic, and
transaction work load, can be represented in the cell numerically or
visually.

      When a cell is picked up with a double mouse click, the
detailed status attribute of the node that is represented by the cell
is displayed in a separated window.  The follows is an example of a
detailed status attribute window.

   Node: 79
   Used Memory: 5 Mbytes      Free Memory: 2 Mbytes
   Used...