Sniper and PinPlay

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PinPlay is a Pin-based tool for capturing one execution instance of a program and by allowing other Pintools such as Sniper to run off the captured execution. This allows for repeatable replay and simulation of applications. Since version 4.2, Sniper can replay PinPlay traces for single-threaded applications -- giving it the same functionality as SIFT traces but with a much smaller disk footprint. PinPlay also integrates the SimPoints workflow for reducing applications to short representable traces.

PinPlay was released for the PinPoints HPCA workshop. View the tutorial slides for examples on how to use PinPlay to generate PinPoints and run them inside Sniper.

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