Intel Inspector

Software name: 
Intel Inspector
Policy 

Intel Inspector is available to all users of HPC2N.

General 

Intel Inspector XE is an easy to use memory error checker and thread checker for serial and parallel applications.

Description 

Intel Inspector is a memory and thread checking and debugging tool to increase the reliability, security, and accuracy of C/C++ and Fortran applications.

  • Reliability: Find deadlocks and memory errors that cause lockups & crashes
  • Security: Find memory and threading vulnerabilities used by hackers
  • Accuracy: Identify memory corruption and race conditions to eliminate erroneous results

Memory checking includes memory leaks, dangling pointers, uninitialized variables, use of invalid memory references, mismatched memory, allocation and deallocation, stack memory checks, and stack trace with controllable stack trace depth

Thread checking includes race conditions, deadlocks, depth configurable call stack analysis, diagnostic guidance, built-in knowledge of Threading Building Blocks (TBB), OpenMP, and POSIX or Win32 threads.

Availability 

On HPC2N we have Intel Inspector available as a module on Abisko and Kebnekaise.

Usage at HPC2N 

Since Intel Inspector has a GUI, you will want to login with X11 forwarding turned on and with

ssh -Y username@host

if you want to use it that way.

To use the Intel Inspector module, first add it to your environment. Use:

module spider inspector

to see which versions are available and how to load the module and the needed prerequisites.

Example, loading Intel Inspector 2017

ml Inspector/2017_update1 

You can read more about loading modules on our Accessing software with Lmod page and our Using modules (Lmod) page.

Usage

Intel Inspector is started with the command

inspxe-gui

intelinspector.png

Create a new project - browse to a suitable directory and give it a name, then click "OK". You will the get this

intelinspector2.png

Browse to the location of your executable (preferrably compiled with debugging information) and open it.

Additional info 
Updated: 2017-09-21, 11:05