Thanks Rick for the message.
My machine is a HP server rx4640 (
with 4 montecito processors. I understand this is a single-bus system.
I run up to 8 threads (of a maximum 16) so as not to 'invoke'
hyperthreading. Then measure BUS_DATA_CYCLE_ANY to calculate bus
utilization. My intention is to see if the benchmark is saturating the
memory bus with off-chip accesses.
On 06/28/2010 03:52 PM, Rick Jones wrote:
I am trying to measure bus utilization of some benchmarks on Itanium
Montecito machine. I followed the procedure in
and measured the bus utilization. Now, I am not sure at what percentage
of value is the bus saturated? Is it 100%?
What sort of system are you measuring? A single-bus system, or a
Say, if my bus utilization is 75%, can I say
the bus is saturated?
I will be grateful if someone can shed some light on this.
I'm not sure how much light I will shed, but when it comes to memory
busses, I've never been comfortable much past 80%.