June 29, 2007 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Dresden, Germany - June 29, 2007 - TotalView Technologies, the world's leading provider of scaleable debugging and analysis software solutions for the multi-core age, today announced the availability of TotalView(R) Debugger 8.2. This updated version of TotalView provides new features and support for important new platforms, allowing a greater range of users to benefit from the product's capabilities.
TotalView is a comprehensive source code and optional memory debugging solution that dramatically enhances developer productivity by simplifying the process of debugging data-intensive, multi-process, multi-threaded, or network-distributed applications. Built to handle the complexities of the world's most demanding applications, TotalView is capable of scaling from one to thousands of processes or threads with applications distributed over multiple machines or processors.
TotalView Debugger is the only product on the market that supports mixed environments including mixed parallel paradigms (Open MP and MPI) and mixed languages (Fortran 90 and C++, for example) in one debugging session, and mixed versions of compilers in one session. TotalView supports over 2,500 compiler variations and countless combinations of parallel programming paradigms and compilers. TotalView is robust and easy to use, with an intuitive GUI that enables users to quickly isolate and identify the root cause of problems.
New features of TotalView 8.2 include:
- SiCortex Support
SiCortex delivers ultra-low power, high-performance Linux computers for the HPC market. TotalView will now support debugging parallel applications on the new SiCortex supercomputer.
- Cray XT4 Support and APLs Integration
The Cray XT4 is the latest generation massively parallel processor system from Cray. TotalView will support the Cray XT4 platform and provide support and documentation of support for the Cray job launcher used in the XT4.
- Fedora Core 6 Support
Fedora Core 6, the community-supported Linux distribution, adds support for Intel-based Macs, in addition to the previously supported x86, x86-64 and PowerPC chip architectures. TotalView now includes support for Fedora Core 6.
- Expanded Mac Support: Preliminary Mac OS X Leopard Support, 64-bit Mac-Intel Support and Mac Universal Binaries Support
Mac OS X Leopard is the sixth major release of the Mac operating system. Leopard includes new technologies that take advantage of the latest developments in processor hardware with full native 64-bit support to enable applications to take complete advantage of 64-bit processing while running with existing 32-bit Mac OS X applications, along with drivers and easy multi-core optimization and scheduling to take advantage of the latest Intel hardware. TotalView 8.2 has been engineered to support the Mac OS X Leopard operating system, and also supports debugging binaries that are Power/Intel-32/Intel-64, all combined into one executable.
- Ubuntu Support
Ubuntu is a community-developed Linux-based operating system for the desktop, laptop, thin client and server. TotalView will support applications developed on this new platform.
- Fortran Parameter Display
TotalView will be able to display the value of Fortran parameters, which can be used like variables in expressions but could not previously be examined within the debugger.
- Source Code Hot-Scrolling
TotalView 8.2 offers an improved Source Code window that allows users to more easily scan through code looking for recognizable objects.
"As new computing platforms for high-performance and commercial computing continue to emerge, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive, robust debugging tools to work with them," said Rich Collier, CEO of TotalView Technologies. "This latest version of TotalView extends support to a number of important new platforms, ensuring that more developers can benefit from the productivity- and quality-enhancing capabilities of the product."
TotalView Technologies will be exhibiting at this week's International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany, in booth D08-D10.
TotalView Technologies (formerly Etnus) is the world's leading provider of debugging and analysis software solutions for the multi-core age. TotalView Technologies products enable software developers to quickly, easily and effectively debug UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X applications running on development machines with single, dual-core, multi-core, or multiple processors.
Recognized worldwide as the gold standard for debugging in high-performance, distributed or cluster computing environments, TotalView Technologies’ award-winning technology is used to solve the world’s toughest computing problems on many of the world’s largest supercomputers. For more information, visit www.totalviewtech.com.