Memory errors and nondeterministic threading errors are difficult to find without the right tool. Intel® Inspector is designed to find these errors. It is a dynamic memory and threading error debugger for C, C++, and Fortran applications that run on Windows* and Linux* operating systems. It helps you:
Save money: Locate the root cause of memory and threading errors before you release.
Save time: Quickly debug intermittent races and deadlocks.
Save data: Find errors like missing or redundant cache flushes for persistent memory implementations.
Save effort: Use the stand-alone interface, Microsoft Visual Studio* plug-in, or command line. No special compilers or builds are required.
“Detecting and fixing hidden race conditions is the most serious barrier to effective multithreaded programming. The Intel Inspector tool tips the scales toward ease of development for OpenMP* programmers. In minutes, Intel Inspector uncovers thread programming errors that could take weeks to find otherwise―if ever. I do not use threads without Intel Inspector.”
— John Michalakes, developer of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model and other numerical weather prediction applications, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
“We struggled for a week with a crash situation: the corruption was identified but the source was really hard to find. Then we ran Intel Inspector XE and immediately found the [out of bounds array] that occurred long before the actual crash. We could have saved a week!”
— Mikael Le Guerroué, senior codec architecture engineer, Envivio*
“Intel Inspector reported a couple of new Invalid memory access [errors] that caught my eyes just as we were under pressure to hit a production deadline. The test suite was sporadically crashing and the crash was impossible to catch quickly. I can't overestimate the nightmare this leak might have caused to CAD Exchanger's customers and their own end-users.”