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Monitoring the Health of Computer Networks with Visualization - VAST 2012 Mini Challenge 1 Award: "Efficient Use of Visualization"

Kachkaev, A., Dillingham, I., Beecham, R., Goodwin, S., Ahmed, N. & Slingsby, A. (2012). Monitoring the Health of Computer Networks with Visualization - VAST 2012 Mini Challenge 1 Award: "Efficient Use of Visualization". Paper presented at the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 14 - 19 Oct 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Abstract

The complex computer networks of large organisations contain many machines of many types, used in many geographic locations. Although system administrators should monitor the health of each machine, they need to do so within the context of the whole computer network. Our visualization presents the health of a fictitious financial institution's computer network at a snapshot in time and over a time range, and preserves the important aspects of each facility's administrative and geographic context. Using the "Bank of Money" VAST Challenge dataset, our visualization allowed us to correctly identify several areas of concern, as well as hypothesise about their causes.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > giCentre
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1324
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