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Vector Fabrics Support Jun 5 Product news and updates / Announcements

This release of the Pareon tool suite includes a new tool - Pareon Verify. Pareon Verify is a software verification tool that detects software bugs, such as uninitialized memory reads, memory leaks, unfreed memory, data races, and inconsistent locking.

We also improved Pareon's support for building and analyzing applications that have a build system that specifically tailors to the 'clang' and 'gcc' compilers, e.g. cmake.

Further, we fixed various compilation and analysis issues and reduced Pareon's RAM footprint.

Vector Fabrics Support Mar 5 Product news and updates / Announcements

This release extends Pareon's supported analysis platforms with the ARM Android platform for Android versions 4.0 up to 4.4 (corresponding to Android API levels 14 - 19). To facilitate analysis on an Android device you can set up a socket connection between the host and target device. Please see the help documentation for details.

We also extended the supported host platforms from Ubuntu 12.04 to include Ubuntu 14.04.

We improved support for building and analyzing applications that have build systems tailored to the 'clang' compiler. The Vector Fabrics 'vfclang' compiler is a drop-in replacement for 'clang'. The existing 'vfcc' compiler is a drop-in replacement for 'gcc'.

We reduced the size of executables generated by the vfcc/vfclang compiler and reduced the memory consumption for analyzing applications.

Finally we fixed various issues and implemented some usability improvements. In particular, we simplified and clarified the refactoring steps generated by Pareon's UI.

Vector Fabrics Support December 8, 2014 Product news and updates / Announcements

This release brings a speedup in execution and analysis of instrumented multi-threaded programs. We also extended support for signal handling and improved the presentation of signals and threads in the Profile views of Pareon. Finally we fixed various issues and implemented some usability improvements. 

Vector Fabrics Support September 5, 2014 Product news and updates / Announcements

This release fixes a few minor issues and adds more detailed information about components in the architecture pane.

Features:

  • More detailed information in architecture pane for CPU and memory components.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue in memory penalty computation.
  • Fix issue in iteration time variance histogram.

Vector Fabrics Support August 22, 2014 Product news and updates / Announcements

This release further improves the stability and robustness of Pareon's compilation/analysis front-end, especially in the realm of signal handling, support for POSIX threads, and mixed vfcc/native compilation.

We added a new histogram type that shows the variance in execution duration of loop iterations. This is important information for deciding whether loops can run efficiently in parallel. We also added an option to view dependencies between functions and loops of choice. This is useful to assess whether these functions and loops communicate data between one another.

Finally, we improved performance of the compiler back-end and partitioning analysis, and fixed various small issues.

Features:

  • Add histogram to show variance in execution duration of loop iterations
  • Show 'mutual' dependencies between functions and loops

Bug fixes:

  • Fix various small issues in compilation and analysis.

Note: This release is only supported on Ubuntu 12.04 host platforms. Please contact sales@vectorfabrics.com for information about support for other platforms.