Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Overview of the GridMap tool and technology for visualizing complex monitoring data

Mar 26, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Thursday 056
poster Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies Poster session


Dr Max Böhm (EDS / CERN openlab)


GridMap ( has been introduced to the community at the EGEE'07 conference as a new monitoring tool that provides better visualization and insight to the state of the Grid than previous tools. Since then it has become quite popular in the grid community. Its 2 dimensional graphical visualization technique based on treemaps, coupled with a simple responsive AJAX based rich web interface, provides easy readable top-level live views into activities and monitoring status at the grid sites. The advantage of GridMap is, that it shows complex monitoring data from different existing monitoring systems integrated on a single page and allows to interactively explore the data. This talk gives an overview of the GridMap technology and how it is used at CERN in the academic grid community for visualizing complex monitoring data from the grid infrastructure and applications. What general structures of data can be visualized? How can the data be connected to the GridMap server? How do features like context sensitive lightweight popus, submaps, drilldown, and links to exiting monitoring tools help to manage complexity and increase user experience? These questions are answered and underpinned by examples of recently developed new applications of GridMap.
Presentation type (oral | poster) oral

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Dr Max Böhm (EDS / CERN openlab)

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