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Overview

The Performance Application Programming Interface (PAPI) provides tool designers and application engineers with a consistent interface and methodology for the use of low-level performance counter hardware found across the entire compute system (i.e. CPUs, GPUs, on/off-chip memory, interconnects, I/O system, energy/power, etc.). PAPI enables users to see, in near real time, the relations between software performance and hardware events across the entire computer system.

The ECP Exa-PAPI project builds on the latest PAPI project and extends it with:

  • Performance counter monitoring capabilities for new and advanced ECP hardware, and software technologies.
  • Fine-grained power management support.
  • Functionality for performance counter analysis at "task granularity" for task-based runtime systems.
  • "Software-defined Events" that originate from the ECP software stack and are currently treated as black boxes (i.e., communication libraries, math libraries, task-based runtime systems, etc.)

The objective is to enable monitoring of both types of performance events---hardware- and software-related events---in a uniform way, through one consistent PAPI interface. Third-party tools and application developers will have to handle only a single hook to PAPI in order to access all hardware performance counters in a system, including the new software-defined events.


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Contributing

The PAPI project welcomes contributions from new developers. Contributions can be offered through the standard Bitbucket pull request model. We strongly encourage you to coordinate large contributions with the PAPI development team early in the process.


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