This week I was developing a visual basic application to demonstrate performance and percentage of memory and CPU usage of each node in our cluster "Fjord". This application can be used by professors and students who are working in the field of parallel programming and cluster Computing.
Our goal is to get information about each node's performance while solving a parallel program and have a visual graph of cpu usage for each node at any instant of time.
During this week, I created an application interface and gathered information about accessing communication ports and interfacing between cluster middleware and PCs and between communication softwares and PCs.
The major challenge in this regard is finding a way to get memory and CPU utilization information of each node and graph them at each instant of time.
I also looked at possibility of developing this application with the help of CGI and Perl Programming.