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Monitoring Integrated Memory Controller Requests in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

Authors: Roman Dementiev and Angela D. Schmid

Dear Software Tuning, Performance Optimization & Platform Monitoring community,

The recent and upcoming Intel® Core™ processors of 2nd,3rd and 4th generation (previously codenamed Sandy-Bridge, Ivy-Bridge and Haswell) expose model specific counters that allow for monitoring requests to DRAM.

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  • Intel Performance Counter Monitor V2.3 released (supporting MacOS and FreeBSD)

    We are proud to announce that Intel Performance Counter Monitor V2.3 (Intel PCM) has been released with the following changes:

    • Support of Apple Mac OS X 10.7 ("Lion") and OS X 10.8 ("Mountain Lion")
    • Support of FreeBSD
    • new tool for monitoring memory traffic per channel on Intel Xeon processor E5 product family.

    With that Intel PCM now supports Linux, Windows (XP, 7, 8 Desktop Mode), FreeBSD and MacOS.

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