Getting Started

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  • Get the Sniper source code from our Download page
  • Download a Pin kit from the Pin downloads page
    • Do not use any (new) version that uses PinCRT. Currently the (older) revision 71313 is still available which is known to work with Sniper
    • Extract Pin into sniper/pin_kit
    • Or set PIN_HOME to the location of Pin if you use a different directory or shared Pin location
  • Optional: Set target architecture
    • export SNIPER_TARGET_ARCH=ia32 # default: intel64 (or update Makefile.config)
    • sudo apt-get install libc6-dev-i386 g++-4.4-multilib lib32z1-dev # install 32-bit libraries if running 64-bit OS (Ubuntu in this case) and the g++ multilib version depends on the g++ version that you are using
  • Compile Sniper. Some extra dependencies (a pre-compiled copy of the Python interpreter environment) will be downloaded automatically, so make sure you have a working internet connection when you make Sniper for the first time
    • make # or use 'make -j N' where N is the number of cores in your machine to use parallel make
  • Running an application
    • cd test/fft; make run

Next steps


  • GCC 4.3 or higher
  • A recent Pin version (for example, 2.14-71313 or newer)
  • Boost 1.38+
  • Linux 2.6.22+