Patent Number: 6,311,324

Title: Software profiler which has the ability to display performance data on a computer screen

Abstract: A C-language program performance tuning advisor that helps a systems analyst to improve the performance of an application. The tuning advisor identifies critical regions (hot spots) of an application, and helps the user to analyze the region. Once the region has been identified and analyzed, the tuning advisor advises the user on how to rewrite the original C code to improve the performance of the overall application. When the compiler needs to be conservative to be semantically correct, the tuning advisor suggests code modifications to remove the semantic constraints. The tuning advisor recognizes most commonly used C code patterns which if modified could improve the performance.

Inventors: Smith; Kevin J. (Cupertino, CA), Sridharan; K. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/34 (20060101); G06F 11/36 (20060101); G06F 009/44 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018