[Beowulf] itanium vs. x86-64
tom.elken at qlogic.com
Tue Feb 10 16:17:44 EST 2009
> Which profilers can
> benefit from all this info?
We have found Oprofile to be a useful text-oriented tool:
>From the Overview on this page:
"OProfile is a system-wide profiler for Linux systems, capable of profiling all running code at low overhead. OProfile is released under the GNU GPL.
It consists of a kernel driver and a daemon for collecting sample data, and several post-profiling tools for turning data into information.
OProfile leverages the hardware performance counters of the CPU to enable profiling of a wide variety of interesting statistics, which can also be used for basic time-spent profiling. All code is profiled: hardware and software interrupt handlers, kernel modules, the kernel, shared libraries, and applications."
> This monster suite (free!):
> Which I have been pushing around for a while and it's quite impressive
> IMHO. Weird thing is I seem to be the only one interested in
> profiling and
> metrics and all that gunk around here. Guess that will change
> now that it
> is actually possible to _measure_ the FLOPS your application _truely_
> consumes thanks to these counters (I mean, for us laymans
> that never had
> access to such cool hardware :P )
> > toon
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