Year of Graduation
Automated White-Box Testing of Several Distributed Algorithms
Applied Mathematics and Information Science
The debugging, complete understanding of behaviour and the study of distributed algorithms is an ongoing educational problem. The tool described in this thesis is designed to help in solving this issue. “Parallel and Conquer” is a platform for cross-process messages tunnelling, its monitoring and delivery control, which supports custom implemented algorithmic nodes and provides a multi-client application programming interface for proxying their communication and internal workflow demonstration. It gives opportunities for running reproducible stress tests and fault resistance examinations of distributed algorithms based on prepared actions script or runtime manipulations for further analysis. In combination with a properly adapted user interface module, the framework can be easily used for educational purposes as a visualizer of acting algorithms and as an execution tracer for debugging.