Experimentally Assessing the Usability of Parallel Programming Systems [chapter]

Duane Szafron, Jonathan Schaeffer
1994 Programming Environments for Massively Parallel Distributed Systems  
This paper discusses an experiment to compare the usability of two parallel programming systems (PPS). In this experiment, half of the students in a graduate parallel and distributed computing course solved a problem using the Enterprise PPS while the other half solved the same problem using a PVM-like library of message-passing routines. The feedback from such experiments is necessary to help narrow the gap between what parallel programmers want, and what current PPSs provide.
doi:10.1007/978-3-0348-8534-8_19 fatcat:ho5452ze3zhg7bszewbwbsfeyy