The PTP Parallel Language Development Tools (PLDT) provide
tools to aid in MPI, OpenMP, UPC Programming and other parallel languages and tools.
Features of the PLDT include:
The features added in PLDT 2.1 include:
PLDT 2.1 requires the base Eclipse platform, the CDT, and MPI and/or OpenMP.
Note that running MPI or OpenMP (or UPC, or LAPI) is not really required for the PLDT to function and provide analysis and help with MPI and OpenMP development. Just the header files are required in order to know which "artifacts" should be located.
To run the core part of PTP (Parallel Tools Platform, http://eclipse.org/ptp, to run and debug parallel programs on the local machine), you need whatever runtime it requires. Currently (2.1, October 2008) this includes OpenMPI, which is available for Linux and Mac Only, but via PTP Remote Tools and/or RDT (Remote Development Tools), other systems can be accessed remotely, and don't need to be installed on the same machine where Eclipse is installed.
For PLDT, a runtime system is not required, and PLDT will work (e.g. for development and analysis only) on Windows as well.
Note: if, after installing PLDT, the PLDT menu icon is misplaced over on the left side
of the Eclipse toolbar:
You can put it in its proper place by selecting Window > Reset Perspective.
Tracing is enabled for some parts of PLDT. See tracing instructions for how to turn this on.
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