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Project Description
CHESS is a tool for systematic and disciplined concurrency testing. Given a concurrent test, CHESS systematically enumerates the possible thread schedules to find hard-to-find concurrency errors, including assertion violations, deadlocks, data-races, and atomicity violations.


  • Windows 2003 or later (only tested on 32bit,x86)
  • Visual Studio 2010, with C# and C++ features installed

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This project is sponsored by the Research in Software Engineering Group (RiSE) based in the Microsoft Research Redmond Lab.

Last edited Feb 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM by tball, version 9