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Performance and Memory Evaluation Using TAU

Sameer Shende, Allen D. Malony, Alan Morris
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

- Peter H. Beckman
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA


The TAU performance system is an integrated performance instrumentation, measurement, and analysis toolkit offering support for profiling and tracing modes of measurement. This paper introduces memory introspection capabilities of TAU featured on the Cray XT3 Catamount compute node kernel. TAU supports examining the memory headroom, or the amount of heap memory available, at routine entry, and correlates it to the program's callstack as an atomic event.

Keywords: TAU, performance mapping, memory headroom, measurement, instrumentation, performance evaluation

Scott Biersdorff 2006-05-05