Topic 1 Support Tools and Environments
Despite an impressive body of research,parallel and distributed computing remains a complex task prone to subtle software bugs, which can affect both the correctness and the performance of the computation. The increasing demand to distribute computing over large-scale distributed platforms, such as grids and large clusters, overlaps with an increasing pressure to make computing more dependable. To address these challenges, the parallel and distributed computing community continuously requires better tools and environments to design, program, debug, test, tune, and monitor programs. This topic aims to bring together tool designers, developers, and users to share their concerns, ideas, solutions, and products, covering a wide range of platforms.