Allinea DDT

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Allinea DDT
Developer(s) Allinea Software Ltd.
Initial release 2002
Stable release
6.0 / December 2015; 10 months ago (2015-12)
Development status Active
Operating system Linux and Blue Gene/Q
Platform Intel x86 - 32-bit, x64, ARM, PowerPC, Intel Xeon Phi and CUDA
Size 61 MB
Available in English
Type Debugger
Licence Proprietary commercial software

Allinea DDT is a commercial C, C++ and Fortran 90 debugger produced by Allinea Software[1] of Warwick, United Kingdom. It is widely used for debugging parallel MPI and threaded (pthread or OpenMP) programs, including those running on clusters of Linux machines. As of June 2015 it is used on 58 of the top 100 supercomputers on the TOP500 list.[2]

It is used to find bugs on both small and large clusters, from 1 to 1,000s of processors. It features memory debugging which detect memory leaks, or reading and writing beyond the bounds of arrays.

It was the first debugger to be able to debug petascale applications - having been used to debug applications running concurrently on 220,000 processes on a Cray XT5 at Oak Ridge National Laboratories.[3][4] This is possible interactively as the debugger's control tree architecture leads to logarithmic performance for most collective operations. Allinea DDT uses the GNU Debugger as debug engine.

Allinea DDT also supports coprocessor architectures such as Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors[5] and NVIDIA CUDA GPUs.[6]

It is part of Allinea Forge - a suite of tools for developing code in high performance computing - which also includes the performance profiler for scalar, multithreaded and parallel codes - Allinea MAP.

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