Mar 23 – 27, 2015
Physics Department, Oxford University
Europe/London timezone

Subtlenoise: sonification of distributed computing activity

Mar 26, 2015, 11:05 AM
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road (Physics Department, Oxford University)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road

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Peter Love (Lancaster University (GB))


The dominant monitoring system used in distributed computing consists of visually rich time-series graphs and notification systems for alerting operators when metrics fall outside of accepted values. For large systems this can quickly become overwhelming. In this contribution a different approach is described using the sonification of monitoring messages with an architecture which fits easily within existing infrastructures. The benefits of this approach are described in the context of various computing operations.

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Peter Love (Lancaster University (GB))

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