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TotalView is a GUI-based source code defect analysis tool that gives you control over processes and thread execution and visibility into program state and variables. Learn more.

How to Obtain


TotalView is licensed for use by MIT faculty, students, and staff for non-profit MIT academic, research, or administrative purposes.

Note: Authorized users must stop using the software and delete it (and any accompanying license key) from any non MIT-owned computers they have installed it on when they cease to be affiliated with MIT.

Download (MIT certificate required)

Download the tar file components you need to a common temporary location.


TotalView incorporates a centrally managed floating license server.

  • Installation instructions
  • There are typically one or two releases a year, and possibly additional patch releases to fix specific problems.
  • Known issue involving attaching to running processes on recent Ubuntu releases; see the Ubuntu 10.10 and Above Debugging Support section of the release notes.