Concurrent Rolls Out NightStar LX Tools for Ubuntu Linux

Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of real-time Linux® operating systems, 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 for Ubuntu Linux editions. NightStar is a powerful, integrated GUI tool set for developing and tuning time-critical applications on x86-based platforms. NightStar’s advanced debugging features enable system builders to solve difficult problems quickly.

The NightStar LX suite includes four tools — the NightView(tm) source-level debugger, the NightTrace(tm) event analyzer, the NightProbe(tm) data monitor, and the NightTune(tm) system and application tuner. With this new release, NightStar LX now supports platforms running Ubuntu desktop and server editions in addition to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux and Novell® SUSE® Linux versions. Ubuntu is a desktop-oriented distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu offers an up-to-date yet stable operating system, and features a strong focus on user-friendliness, regular releases and ease of installation.

“Developing modern multi-threaded Linux applications on multi-core architectures requires powerful debugging tools,” said Gary Beerman, Marketing Director, Concurrent. “Troubleshooting and tuning in these environments can be extremely challenging. With NightStar, Linux application engineers have exceptional visibility and control in both the development and production environment.”

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.

The NightView debugger offers many features not available in the gnu debugger. Users can debug multiple processes from a single session and processes started from scripts. While a process is executing, hot patching can modify variables or add eventpoints. Monitor points can dynamically display expressions and variables.

NightStar is especially valuable in cases where the act of debugging may change an application’s behavior. NightStar gives true visibility into a running application providing a synchronized, time-based view of events, states, data values and resource usage. The NightTrace analyzer allows users to display application behavior and performance, and understand how threads interact with each other.

NightStar LX features a Qt-based GUI with modern rendering, shading and option control that makes it flexible and easy to use on multi-core environments. NightStar LX allows individual tool panels to be moved and resized so users can conveniently customize their debugging displays.

Pricing and Availability
NightStar LX tools packages range from to $495 to $995. NightStar for Ubuntu Linux will be available on March 1. NightStar for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux is available for immediate trial download and purchase. NightStar is supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit x86 platforms.

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.