Monday, 12 November 2007

New output plugin: grmonitor

Ladies and Gentlemen, MonAMI now has a new output plugin: grmonitor. This allows the latest version of gr_monitor (available from the project's home page) to connect to MonAMI and fetch the data it then plots.

gr_monitor plots data in 3D using an OpenGL library (e.g. the open-source Mesa). This allows you to pan around and see the live data from different points of view. On the right is a screen snapshot showing several Torque metrics.

gr_monitor expects data in a series of regular n-by-m grids. This is quite different to how MonAMI sees data (a tree structure) so the configuration has to map between the two. This makes it slightly verbose, but I'm hoping to add a few tricks to improve this.

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