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Visualization in Sniper 4.1

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Thanks to everyone who attended the FOSDEM Sniper presentation this year.


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FOSDEM 2014 Presentation

Location and Date

We will be giving the Sniper presentation during the HPC Devroom at this year's FOSDEM.

Organizers and Presenters

Presenter: Trevor E. Carlson, Ghent University


Sniper is a performance modeling simulator. The goal of Sniper is to provide software developers with an easy way to analyze their applications. We provide both performance and energy/power analysis, as well as advanced visualization support.

This talk will cover the basics of how to download Sniper and get started quickly, but more importantly show the benefits that simulating your application can provide. With per-function, detailed simulation analysis, CPI stacks over time and energy stacks, software developers that would like to optimize their applications can now do so quite easily and with more insight compared to using performance counter metrics typically available on machines today.



Trevor E. Carlson is a PhD student at Ghent University and is a part of the Intel ExaScience Lab. He received his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 and 2003, respectively. He has previously served as a Staff Engineer at IBM where he helped to author 4 issued patents and also served as a Researcher at IMEC where he investigated efficient architectures for embedded and 3D-stacked systems. His research interests include performance modeling and fast and scalable simulation methodologies.

Wim Heirman received his PhD in 2008 from Ghent University, Belgium, on reconfigurable optical interconnection networks for multicore processors. Since 2010, Dr. Heirman has worked at the Intel Exascience Laboratory. His research interests are fast and accurate computer simulation, enabling architectural exploration and software analysis through co-design, and energy-efficient high-performance computing.

Lieven Eeckhout is a Professor at Ghent University, Belgium, in the Department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS). He obtained his MS and PhD degrees from Ghent University in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His research interests include computer architecture and the hardware/software interface in general, and performance analysis, evaluation and modeling more in particular. He received two IEEE Micro Top Picks Awards and recently wrote a synthesis lecture on "Computer Architecture Performance Evaluation Methods" published by Morgan and Claypool. He graduated 7 PhD students, and currently supervises 4 postdoctoral researchers and 8 PhD students.

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