Aug 96 - Dec 96: British Aerospace Plc. (5 months)
|Skills:||C/C++/Unix, parallel programming, X/Motif, porting, TCL/Tk.|
|Tools:||SGI/Irix, Sun/SunOS/Solaris, IBM/AIX, PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) 3.3.7, XDesigner.|
|Application area:||Technical Computing/Solid Body Modelling.|
Working for the Technical Computing section, work involves development programming and program modification. After an initial program bug fix, the first major task was to introduce parallel techniques (using PVM) a solid body modelling program to allow the use of SMP machines and loosely coupled network based workstations. This was a substantial task, taking approximately 2 months, and included the installation of XPVM, and the installation and setting up of TCL/Tk.
Went onto perform some more minor program correction tasks including the porting of the project from a mixed SGI/Sun environment to IBM/AIX, including installing a compiler and additional runtime libraries. Additional to this, the graphical front-end was also run under Exceed, running on a Windows/NT box.
The ongoing work is to convert a program specific text editor into a series of Motif interfaces, specific to each type of text required.
Other tasks performed include the inspection of Fortran, the modification of makefiles and shell script programming.