[concurrency-interest] Machine reflection api?

Jim Andreou jim.andreou at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 13:05:29 EDT 2009


Thanks for the pointer, Gary. Just tried out the cache latency computation
tool, and looks very interesting! Nice. (Although it still leaves much to be
desired, especially for java or non-windows developers.)
Dimitris
2009/4/17 Gary Gregory <GGregory at seagullsoftware.com>

>  One way you can get CPU information now is to call CPU-Z [1] and output
> the information to a file, which you can then parse.
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> Gary
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> [1] http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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> concurrency-interest-bounces at cs.oswego.edu] *On Behalf Of *Jim Andreou
> *Sent:* Friday, April 17, 2009 7:45 AM
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> *Subject:* [concurrency-interest] Machine reflection api?
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> Shouldn't there be an api that offered information such as cache line
> width, cache sizes, and various other architectural traits? We only have is
> the processor count up to now AFAIK. Is there any effort towards such a
> direction? It would be very useful for developing cache-conscious software
> in java. (I've seen people developing such software in C++ so all this
> information must be available from somewhere).
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> Thanks,
>
> Dimitris Andreou
>
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