AMD CodeXL: OpenGL and OpenCL Debugger and Profiler
AMD CodeXL is a new tool for OpenGL and OpenCL developers. CodeXL includes a GPU debugger, a
profiler for both GPU and CPU and offers OpenCL kernels analysis capabilities. CodeXL is available as a standalone application for Linux (64-bit) and Windows (32 and 64-bit). An extension for Visual Studio is also available.
The CPU profiling of an OpenGL/OpenCL application (for example the functions calls) can be done on a Radeon or GeForce GPU. I tested the Windows 64-bit version with my GeForce GTX 680:
CodeXL Windows 7 64-bit – GTX 680
For a detailled GPU profiling and debugging, CodeXL requires an AMD APU / GPU to access and visualize, for example, GPU counter data.
I also quickly tested the Linux version of CodeXL under Mint 13 with a Radeon HD 5850 and FGLRX driver (Catalyst 12.8 / v8.982). Works fine:
CodeXL Linux Mint 13 64-bit – HD 5850
Under Linux, I had to install libgtkglext1 to run the teapot demo:
$ ./AMDTTeaPot-bin ./AMDTTeaPot-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkglext-x11-1.0.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
On Ubuntu based distribs, just use the following command to install libgtkglext1:
$ sudo apt-get install libgtkglext1
More information about CodeXL as well as Windows/Linux downloads can be found HERE.
Source: Geeks3D forum
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