Although PVM provides the flexibility for the programmer to control which events are generated and where event messages will be sent, most programmers do not need this flexibility. A more pleasant way of controlling and displaying events is through the XPVM console. XPVM provides a graphical interface to the functions of the PVM console (i.e. adding hosts, etc) as well as displaying PVM trace events. Figure 5 shows the XPVM in action.
Figure 5: The XPVM console.