VTune Aplifier for Ubutntu 11.10

VTune Aplifier for Ubutntu 11.10

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I was trying to use VTune Aplifier on an Ubuntu 11.10 box but it could not create the Sampling Driver for the kernel:

$ uname -a
Linux mikexeon 3.0.0-16-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 27 17:44:39 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I cd'ed to "/opt/intel/vtune_amplifier_xe_2011/sepdk/src" and tried to "./build-driver" but is says :

root@mikexeon:/opt/intel/vtune_amplifier_xe_2011/sepdk/src# ./build-driver

ERROR: Linux kernels prior to 2.6.x are unsupported ... exiting.

How can I bild teh Sampling Driver for Linux kernel v 3.0.x ?

thanks .... Michael

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Anyways, I will try to install VTampl update 7 which is suposed to support Ubuntu 11.10 out of the box ...

R/D High-Performance Computing and Engineering

A good information page about checking and / or building
the sampling driver can be found here. As you already mention, make sure to run the
latest update of the product or a version / update of the product best suited
for your environment. Support for Ubuntu
11.10 was added in Update 7. Let us know
if you have questions, comments, or need assistance.

- Rob

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Hi Rob,

thanks for the pointer. There is good information which unfortunately is scattered around into too many places...

I installed update 7 and it worked out of the box even though the installer claimed it could go only upto Ubuntu 11.04.

BTW, would VTamplU7 install on an older RHEL 5.4 system ? I know that the PAPI for instance requires the perfctr kernel patch.

thanks again

R/D High-Performance Computing and Engineering


Thank you for the update and good to hear that the Update
7 install went well on Ubuntu 11.04. In
regards to Update 7 and RHEL 5.4, it is supported so the installation should
work as expected. If you run into problems
let us know.

- Rob

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The natural question is if VTamplXE can help with analyzing performance
of MPI applications with tasks running on separate nodes as in:

1) use the command line VTampl to launch the MPI code across nodes, such as,

mpirun -np 4 amplxe-cl -collect hotspots -result-dir "./$(hostname)" ./myMPI ag1 arg2 ....

which will save collected data in a separate directory according to the node the command ran.

2) Can now VTampl "combine" performance data collected on these
separate directories and consider them as a single application ?

As a matter of fact the above could work on any distributed application
(processes talking to each other by message passing on sockets, etc.)

Any suggestions ??


R/D High-Performance Computing and Engineering

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