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README.md

Eiger Performance Modeling Framework

Overview

This document gives a brief overview into the stucture and installation of the Eiger performance modeling framework. More details can be found in the documentation folder.

Folder Layout

  • ./api - The Eiger C++ API
  • ./database - sqlite3 schema for Eiger database
  • ./documentation - Documentation describing the implementation of Eiger
  • ./eiger - Eiger performance modeling framework
  • ./examples - Examples of basic modeling functionality
  • ./tests - Simple tests ensuring correct installation of Eiger

Please review the requirements specification in the ./documentation folder for all required software packages.

Usage

All metric collection, model generation, polling, serialization, and reporting functionality can be installed with the following command:

python setup.py install

They can be controlled by the Eiger.py script; more information can be found by entering the following command after installing:

Eiger.py -h

As well, the Eiger module can be imported and used to issue any of the same commands used by the command line script. Examples of basic modeling functions can be found in the ./examples folder.

Database Setup

The Eiger modeling framework relies upon a sqlite3 relational database to manage metric storage, model construction, and model serialization. All data used by sqlite3 is contained in a single database file. If a filename is provided which has not been used for storing Eiger data, it will be converted into one.

API Installation

The API is built using the standard Autotools workflow:

    ./bootstrap.sh
    ./configure
    make
    make install

Run ./configure --help for more information.

Example Data

Several sets of example data reside in the ./examples subdirectory. This data was used for different publications and may or may not retain their functionality as Eiger is developed.

lwperf

Lwperf is a lightweight C/C++/Fortran profiling tool that allows for dumping of output files either to CSV, Eiger database, or serialization format for later injection into an Eiger database. Please see the documentation in the lwperf project for more information.