Parallel program debugging

Thomas J. LeBlanc

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Although parallel programs are significantly more complex than sequential programs the same debugging methodology, augmented with the appropriate tools, can be used to debug parallel and sequential programs. Experiments have shown that these tools can reduce the debugging cycle for a parallel program dramatically. Other techniques, such as verification and testing, can be integrated with the debugging methodology. For example, static analysis can be used to discover erroneous race conditions. Verification can be used to narrow the search space for errors during monitoring and debugging. Nonetheless, debugging remains the most widely used technique for developing correct parallel programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the Thirteenth Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference - COMPSAC 89 - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 20 1989Sep 22 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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