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

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