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Tutorial Details: Hands-on Workshop on How To Debug Codes at the Institute

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005, 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: 585 Walter
Instructor(s): Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, MSI, Shuxia Zhang, MSI

Writing code is only the beginning of completing a programming project. It is rare for a code to be completed without a single bug. This workshop will present the debuggers available at the Institute and general techniques for finding bugs. TOTALVIEW has evolved into the most powerful debugging tool for serial and parallel applications written in C, C++ and/or FORTRAN. It supports multiple parallel programming paradigms including MPI and OPENMP.

The aim of this hands-on workshop is to help users learn how to debug codes. Users will have a chance to learn through hands-on examples how to use the TOTALVIEW graphical user interface and the various features of TOTALVIEW to debug a serial code, MPI, OPENMP, and/or multithread applications.

Prerequisites: Some experience with code development in the UNIX environment