Apr 26, 2016: Sven Santema: SDF visualisations: Beyond the Gantt chart

April 26, 2016SDF visualisations: Beyond the Gantt chart
Room: HB 2BSven Santema

This talk will be about the development of a visualisation tool for synchronous dataflow(SDF) graphs and generated schedules. Currently Gantt-like charts are widely used to present these schedules, with the tasks or processors on the vertical axis, and time on the horizontal axis. This tool will automate the generation of such graphs and tries extend this by providing various other visualisations to develop a more comprehensive understanding. In this process various problems are encountered, one major issue is scalability. In research context the amount of actors usually stays within the range of twenties, though in the industry this number can be many times higher.