JobNet: 2D and 3D Visualization for Temporal and Structural Association in High-Performance Computing System

Ngan V.T. Nguyen, Huyen N. Nguyen, Jon Hass, Tommy Dang

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Performance monitoring in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) system is an essential and challenging task. With a large number of system components, coupled with health metrics that need to be reported, visualizing the system’s internal structure over time will uncover patterns and enable insights, empowering analysis from monitoring. This paper presents a visualization tool that visualizes the temporal and structural association of HPC system components using a force-directed graph layout algorithm. The visualization contains 2D and 3D representation, supporting a complete analysis of the compute usage, how users and job submission are interconnected throughout the observational interval. Design alternatives for time representation are discussed and depicted in 2D and 3D visualization encodings, with animation and exclusive presentation. The interaction capabilities of the tool assist visual exploration of health metrics and changes in system status over time. The tool’s usefulness and effectiveness in the monitoring task are demonstrated by a case study on a real-world HPC dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 16th International Symposium, ISVC 2021, Proceedings
EditorsGeorge Bebis, Vassilis Athitsos, Tong Yan, Manfred Lau, Frederick Li, Conglei Shi, Xiaoru Yuan, Christos Mousas, Gerd Bruder
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030904388
StatePublished - 2021
Event16th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2021 - Virtual Online
Duration: Oct 4 2021Oct 6 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13017 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2021
CityVirtual Online


  • 2D and 3D visualization
  • Force-directed layout
  • HPC monitoring


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