Processor-Oriented Performance Measurement Tool

Martin Schwarzbauer, Michael Bogner, Franz Leopold Wiesinger, Andreas Gschwandtner

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Nowadays, a lot of powerful and different processors with special techniques for improved performance exist. The clock frequency was doubled within a year in the last decades and the number of cores is increasing continuously. Because commonly available performance measuring tools like Microsoft Windows Task Manager are known not to display the exact load of a processor, it is not possible to compare applications and different implementations regarding to their performance on different processors. A special tool is needed which allows the correct and processor-oriented measuring of the processor's load. This paper describes the technique for measuring the performance of modern processors precisely and shows a sample implementation for an Intel Core 2 Duo processor on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Using the implemented tool it is possible to analyze and compare different applications regarding to their performance. The tests have shown that no application is able to generate a processor load higher than 30%.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event22nd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS 2010 - Fes, Morocco
Duration: 13 Oct 201015 Oct 2010


Conference22nd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS 2010
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  • Performance counter
  • Performance measurement tool
  • Processor performance


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