Coverity Inc. and the Open Message Passing Interface (MPI) project are teaming up to improve the security of open source software. The Open MPI is a computing research and development group the develops open source code used for distributed computing.

It will use San Francisco-based Coverity’s Prevent analysis project to analyze more than 2 million lines of code and provide the results at no cost to Open MPI developers, through Coverity’s scan site.

Coverity, which has a contract with the U.S. department of Homeland Security, develops tools designed to find and fix software defects and security vulnerabilities as software is being written.

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