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November 07, 2012

Rogue Wave Introduces TotalView Parallel Debugger

Rogue Wave Software recently announced it is in the process of releasing of the parallel debugger for TotalView 8.11. TotalView 8.11 has been developed to support multiple platforms for the HPC community. Rogue Wave Software is a specialist in cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for high performance computing (HPC) applications.

In a statement, Bernd Mohr, deputy department head of Application Support at Jülich Supercomputing Centre, said, "TotalView is our tool of choice for debugging on the Blue Gene/Q platform, especially following our extremely positive experiences with it on the predecessor JuGene machine, which was the world's largest Blue Gene/P, having approximately 300,000 cores. We need to support applications that use hybrid MPI and OpenMP, and TotalView gives us the ability to debug our very-scalable and most-complex, distributed, multi-threaded applications. PRACE users across Europe and Germany rely on Jülich to generate reliable scientific results and it is important for us to support this community with high-quality, proven development tools."

TotalView, which has been designed to enhance developer productivity, addresses the complexities typical within the developing, debugging and optimizing complex code processes. The solution is capable of identifying and fixing hard-to-reproduce bugs, any memory leaks, as well as performance issues. Additional capabilities of TotalView include debugging for CUDA, OpenACC and deterministic reverse debugging which will enable users to pause, rewind and playback the sessions for identification and correction of errors.

Giovanni Erbacci, HPC group leader at CINECA said, "With leading universities and research organizations relying on us for state-of-the-art hardware and software, it is crucial that we provide our diverse set of users with easy to use development tools. TotalView 8.11 has made it easier for our users to transition to FERMI, our Blue Gene/Q supercomputer."

TotalView 8.11 will offer debugging support for the IBM Blue Gene/Q platform, NVIDIA CUDA 4.2, and the OpenACC capability of Cray CCE 8.0. Furthermore, it will offer early access support for the Intel (News - Alert) Xeon Phi coprocessor. With the release of TotalView 8011, Rogue Wave will build on its vision to deliver software tools for supporting developer’s port codes.  

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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