Simple Performance Tools

This Project Provides: Server application resource test tool binary and source code

The Value of the Simple Performance Tools Project

This project is geared to server application developers or their power users seeking a quick way to test app-to-system resource efficiency. Not meant to replace more sophisticated performance analysis tools, Speedometer and Overhead are two simple tools for Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ that allow a user to determine how well their application is using the machine and whether deeper investigation is required.

Using Speedometer, a user will often find that the application is using only a small percentage of the machine's resources (for example, memory bandwidth). Using Overhead a user may find that the application is spending a large portion of its time in parallel overhead, such as OpenMP or MPI spin waiting. In either case, the user has an opportunity to improve the application's performance.

Who It’s For

This project is for datacenter and IT application developers, and their technical power users.

About Intel Involvement

Intel is the leading contributor to Simple Performance Tools, enabling the ecosystem to build more efficient server systems. This project is optimized through open source to for the tools for Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ co-processors.