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Runtime Environment

The server architecture that was explained and discussed in the preceding section was designed for flexibility and portability to today's most common parallel runtime environments. There are, however, certain configuration issues about the underlying hardware platform that should be met in order to allow for the best performance of the distributed performance analysis architecture. The subsequent paragraphs describe an environment that during the development of our parallel analysis server has proven to be well-suited for a seamless and fast distributed performance analysis environment.