Visualizing Qos in networks

Grift, Werner (2006-12)

Thesis (MSc)--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Network simulations generate large volumes of data. This thesis presents an animated visualization system that utilizes the latest affordable Computer Graphics (CG) hardware to simplify the task of visualizing and analyzing these large volumes of data. The use of modern CG hardware allows us to create an interactive system which allows the user to interact with the data sets and extract the relevant data in real time. We also present an alternate approach to the network layout problem, using Self Organizing Maps to find an aesthetic layout for a network which is fundamental to a successful network visualization. We finally discuss the design and implementation of such an network visualization tool.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Netwerk simulasies genereer groot volumes data. Hierdie tesis stel voor ’n geanimeerde visualiseringwat gebruik maak van die nuutste bekostigbare rekenaar grafika hardeware om die visualisering van groot volumes data te vergemaklik. Die gebruik van moderne rekenaar grafika hardeware stel ons in staat om sagteware te skep wat n gebruiker in staat stel om met die data te werk. Ons stel voor ’n alternatiewe benadering om die netwerk se uitleg daar te stel, met die hulp van tegnieke wat gebruik word in die studie van neurale netwerke. Ons bespreek dan die ontwerp en implementering van so ’n netwerk visualisering program.

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