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CGG expands use of Allinea DDT debugger

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Developers from CGG, one of the largest multinational integrated geosciences companies, are using the powerful Allinea DDT debugging tool from Allinea Software to reduce the cost and impact of software bugs during development. Distributed across four continents, the teams develop software that enables CGG to maintain advantage in the competitive oil and gas industry.

CGG’s Daniel Trad, whose research has resulted in awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, is one of the developers utilising Allinea DDT. He commented: ‘Allinea DDT can save up to five times the time I’d spend fixing problems without a debugger. I’m working with MPI parallel and multi-threaded software – a robust and easy-to-use debugger like Allinea DDT is critical to success.’

David Lecomber, CEO of Allinea Software, added: ‘We are delighted to see the rapid growth in usage of Allinea DDT as word of its benefits has spread within CGG. High-performance computing is essential to the oil and gas industry today – and CGG’s capability in this field is renowned due to its investment in research and development. Enabling the software applications to scale and remain robust is a major development task, so we are glad to be playing a part in ensuring that this runs smoothly.’