Concurrent Rolls Out NightStar LX 4.1 Debugging, Analysis Tools

Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of real-time Linux(R) operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced the release of a new version of its NightStar(TM) LX debugging and analysis tools. NightStar is a powerful, integrated Qt-based GUI tool set for developing and tuning time-critical 32-bit and 64-bit applications. NightStar tools reduce test time, increase productivity and lower development costs.

The NightStar LX suite includes the NightView(TM) source-level debugger, the NightTrace(TM) event analyzer, the NightProbe(TM) data monitor, and the NightTune(TM) system and application tuner. NightStar LX now supports x86-based systems running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell, with continued support for Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux 4.

“Developing modern multithreaded Linux applications on multi-core architectures requires powerful debugging tools,” said Gary Beerman, Marketing Director, Concurrent. “Troubleshooting and tuning on these systems can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. With NightStar, Linux application engineers have exceptional visibility and control in both the development and production environment.”

“Concurrent’s NightStar LX tools are time tested in a diverse application set,” said Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell. “Concurrent’s added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop expands the choices available to our customers with a proven set of software tools.”

NightStar LX version 4.1 features a complete GUI makeover that makes it more flexible and easier to use on multi-core environments. NightStar’s new Qt-based presentation provides more modern rendering, shading and option control. The new version allows individual tool panels to be moved and resized to make it easy for users to customize their debugging displays.

NightStar tools run with minimal intrusion, thus preserving application execution behavior and determinism. Users can quickly and easily debug, monitor, analyze and tune multi-threaded and parallel C, C++ or FORTRAN applications in real-time. An interactive memory debugger helps find and eliminate memory problems during the debug process without code recompilation.

NightStar’s new application illumination feature allows programmers to automatically trace application function calls and examine the values of parameters passed and returned. Function call tracing is fully customizable and can provide a complete view of glibc activities.

Concurrent is a proud member of Novell PartnerNet, participating as a Silver Technology member. This partnership has contributed to SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time from Novell which features Concurrent real-time enhancements integrated with SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time provides fast response and predictable performance in time-critical environments. Earlier in 2007, Concurrent announced the availability of NightStar for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time, available from Concurrent and Novell. Today’s announcement extends NightStar tool availability to all SUSE Linux Enterprise platform customers.

Pricing and Availability
NightStar LX tools packages range from to $495 to $995. NightStar LX is available for immediate trial download and purchase.

About Concurrent
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a leading provider of high-performance, real-time Linux software and solutions for commercial and government markets. For 40 years Concurrent’s best-of-breed products have enabled a range of time-critical solutions including: modeling and simulation, high speed data acquisition, visual imaging, low latency transaction processing and on-demand television. Concurrent’s on-demand television applications are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver video-on-demand (VOD) and, through subsidiary company Everstream, measure the effectiveness of interactive television. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has products actively deployed in more than 24 countries. Concurrent’s products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable.