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Gabriel's Journals

March 28, 2010

  • It turned out that last Friday was the day before the local schools' Spring Break and therefore we chose to begin teaching the curriculum after their break.
  • As such, this past week I have focused on my literature search. I have found only a handful of papers that use CPU performance counters in VMs, and most deal with a tool called Xenoprof.
  • Also, I have been reading up on the performance counters so as to learn how they function. This has led me to read about PAPI, a programming interface enabling access to the counters.
  • For the next week I shall continue my work in the area and begin writing summaries of the more important papers to give to and discuss with Dr. Feng and Dr. Gardner.