Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE has the ability to use Performance Monitoring Units (PMUs) on Intel CPUs to count hardware events and use these events to locate performance issues. The most common way to do this is through the General Exploration analysis type. One set of metrics within General Exploration is related to the memory subsystem and can be found in the Back-End Bound > Memory Bound section of the hierarchy. A common question we receive about memory metrics is "can I calculate cache hit and miss rates?".
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.