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.
In this blog I will examine how software AES and Intel AES-NI (hardware accelerator) in TrueCrypt* affect performance and power in a mobile platform. Mobile dominates current trends and market focus, and security has become a fundamental concern.
Performance Monitor (perfmon) is a Windows tool used to view performance data. Although the name of the tool implies that it is only for performance, it also provides useful information that can be used for power analysis. In this blog, I will talk about perfmon in Windows 8 and how to use it to determine, at a high level, if your application can be optimized for power. This version has additional information that is useful for analyzing power not found in previous versions of Windows.
In my previous blogs I discussed the most common pitfalls in application power consumption and how to use the Battery Life Analyzer (BLA) software to find power issues. In this blog I will explain how to use the Microsoft* Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) to determine what causes power issues.
What is WPT?
WPT includes two tools: the Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) which collects data, and the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) which analyzes data.
Introduction to multicore architecture: Evolution of Computer Architecture Trends; Fundamentals of Parallel Computers; Need for multicore architectures