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Linux Journal PerfSuite overview article

The current issue of Linux Journal (#135, July 2005) contains an overview article about PerfSuite and its use that might be of interest to existing users or people looking to get started with using PerfSuite for software performance analysis.

This issue is on sale now and the article will be posted at the PerfSuite web site after its run in the magazine (later this year).

http://www.linuxjournal.com/issue/135/

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2005-06-18

PerfSuite 0.6.2a1 released

PerfSuite 0.6.2 alpha 1 is now available.

PerfSuite is a collection of performance analysis software that can assist with a variety of methods and techniques useful for application software optimization. The current release provides support for analysis with hardware performance counters on Linux.

This is the first alpha release of the next version of PerfSuite, with many updates and enhancements. The package numbering remains at 0.6.x as the current development remains focused primarily on measurement through hardware performance counters and related capabilities.... read more

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2005-02-04

PerfSuite 0.6.1 final released

PerfSuite 0.6.1 final is now available.

PerfSuite is a collection of performance analysis software that can assist with a variety of methods and techniques useful for application software optimization. The current release provides support for analysis with hardware performance counters on Linux.

This release contains all the features, enhancements, and bug fixes released to date, with just a few adjustments made in the source since the release of 0.6.1rc1. There are no user-visible changes in the tools or API.... read more

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2005-01-07

PerfSuite 0.6.1rc1 released

PerfSuite 0.6.1 release candidate 1 is now available.

PerfSuite is a collection of performance analysis software that can assist with a variety of methods and techniques useful for application software optimization. The current release provides support for analysis with hardware performance counters on Linux.

This release contains all the features, enhancements, and bug fixes released to date. Barring serious problems uncovered in 0.6.1rc1, this will be the version released as PerfSuite 0.6.1 final.... read more

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-12-11

PerfSuite 0.6.1b6 released

PerfSuite 0.6.1 beta 6 is now available.

This is a substantial update with several new features, improvements and bug fixes. The most visible improvements include changes in the default names of output files created with psrun, new Fortran PMPI support, improved support for creation of VProf-compatible profiles, improved support for the SGI Altix and changes that restore compatibility with PAPI 3.

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-10-02

PerfSuite presentations available online

Some recent presentations about PerfSuite, both overview and tutorial in nature, are now available online. Visit the Docs section of the project pages to access.

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-06-18

PerfSuite 0.6.1b5 released

PerfSuite 0.6.1 beta 5 is now available. This is a substantial update from earlier versions with several new features and numerous improvements as well as bug fixes. Probably the most visible are support for AMD systems as well as the ability to produce plain text output from psrun, without using psprocess. AMD support is in particular need of additional testing, so any feedback or problem reports on this would be most welcome.

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-06-10

PerfSuite 0.6.1b4 released

PerfSuite is a collection of easy-to-use software for application performance analysis on IA-32/IA-64 Linux.

PerfSuite version 0.6.1 beta 4 is now available. This is a minor update to the beta 3 release that includes extra checks to guard against errors occurring during wrap-up code after the application being measured has completed that have been observed when running on Red Hat 9.0 on Xeon systems. An additional change makes it easier to generate XML output hardware performance documents conformant to the PS hwpcreport DTD from external software (this should not affect users).

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-03-14

PerfSuite 0.6.1b3 released

PerfSuite version 0.6.1 beta 3 is now available for use/testing. PerfSuite consists of a small set of tools that can be helpful in software performance analysis. It uses PAPI (Performance API) for access to processor hardware performance counters and currently supports Linux/GNU on Intel IA-32 and Intel IA-64.

The set of tools included in this distribution are:

psinv: a command-line tool that provides information about the processor and available hardware performance events... read more

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2004-03-05