TotalView® for HPC Installation Guide : Chapter 1 Installing TotalView® for HPC : Cray XT Installation : About the Install
About the Install
In contrast to the standard TotalView installation, the Cray installation doesn’t ask where it should install TotalView as it knows where to install files.
The rpm application places the Cray bulk launching system and other support modules within the installation directory.
TotalView on Cray XT systems uses totalview-support product components to provide essential interface components that allow TotalView to execute in Cray environments. Included within totalview-support are the totalview-mem-debug module, a configuration file, and a set of bulk launcher executables.
The bulk launcher is a paired set of executables that use ALPS to scalably launch the TotalView Debugger Server (tvdsvr) executable on compute nodes.