June 10, 2010
WARWICK, England, June 9 -- Allinea Software today announced that Allinea's Distributed Debugging Tool (DDT) version 2.6 will support the debugging of optimized code that is produced by the Cray Compiler Environment (CCE).
Following a successful technical collaboration between the two companies, Allinea Software has integrated Cray's 'fast-track debugging' capabilities into its class-leading DDT product. With this powerful feature, debugging long-running applications can be greatly improved by supporting significantly faster execution of the application until it reaches the portion of the application where debugging support is required. In addition, difficult-to-find bugs, which are often affected by code re-ordering and other optimization techniques, are more likely to be detected by debugging the production code in production runs. Users of Cray system utilizing the CCE and the Allinea fast-track feature will be able to debug production applications with full optimization enabled.
"Having demonstrated the world's first petascale-capable debugger, Allinea is committed to maintaining its position as the most scalable and easy-to-use tool of its kind. To this end, we are working closely with companies like Cray who are at the vanguard of scalable systems design," said Michael Rudgyard, CEO of Allinea Software. "Cray's customers develop and run many of the most demanding applications in High Performance Computing, and these applications can run for days or weeks on thousands or many tens of thousands of processors. In cases where the executable exhibits unusual behaviour as the code scales out, DDT's fast track debugging support now provides an additional tool that allows users to get to the root cause of their problems as quickly as possible."
"We are very pleased with the results of our collaboration with Allinea," said Barry Bolding, Cray's vice president of scalable systems. "Cray developed fast track debugging support within the Cray Compiler Environment to meet the scalability requirements and improve the future scalability of applications for our customers, and we welcome Allinea's collaboration to support this technology "
Fast track debugging support will be available in version 2.6 of Allinea DDT, to be released June 14th. Fast-track debugging is supported in the current Cray Compiler Environment for all Cray XT4, Cray XT5, Cray XT6 and Cray XE6 supercomputers. Fast-track debugging is a key productivity enhancing capability for Cray systems that is made possible by Cray's participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) High Productivity Computing Systems program.
About Allinea Software Ltd.
Based in Warwick, England, with subsidiaries in the US and Germany, Allinea Software Ltd. is a leading supplier of tools for parallel programming and high performance computing (HPC). Allinea's products are used by leading commercial and research institutions across the world, and have consistently set the standard for affordability, functionality and ease-of-use -- whether applied to applications at modest scale or petascale applications on the world's largest supercomputers. With new product features aimed at multi-threaded applications and novel computing architectures, Allinea is now bringing its wealth of experience in parallel tools to the rapidly-expanding arena of multicore processing. For more information, visit www.allinea.com.
Source: Allinea Software Ltd.
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