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Title: Hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters

Abstract

Hardware support for software controlled reconfiguration of performance counters may include a plurality of performance counters collecting one or more counts of one or more selected activities. A storage element stores data value representing a time interval, and a timer element reads the data value and detects expiration of the time interval based on the data value and generates a signal. A plurality of configuration registers stores a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine receives the signal and selects a configuration register from the plurality of configuration registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1096001
Patent Number(s):
8,543,738
Application Number:
13/564,270
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
B554331
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Salapura, Valentina, and Wisniewski, Robert W. Hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Salapura, Valentina, & Wisniewski, Robert W. Hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters. United States.
Salapura, Valentina, and Wisniewski, Robert W. Tue . "Hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1096001.
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title = {Hardware support for software controlled fast reconfiguration of performance counters},
author = {Salapura, Valentina and Wisniewski, Robert W},
abstractNote = {Hardware support for software controlled reconfiguration of performance counters may include a plurality of performance counters collecting one or more counts of one or more selected activities. A storage element stores data value representing a time interval, and a timer element reads the data value and detects expiration of the time interval based on the data value and generates a signal. A plurality of configuration registers stores a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine receives the signal and selects a configuration register from the plurality of configuration registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}
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