Getting Started

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  • Get the Sniper source code from our Download page
  • Download the latest Pin kit from the Pin downloads page
    • 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
  • 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
  • Running an application
    • ./run-sniper -- echo hello
    • cd test/fft; make run

Next steps


  • GCC 4.3
  • A recent Pin version (for example, 2.10-43611 or newer)
  • Boost 1.38+