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:

AMD CodeXL with a NVIDIA GTX 680
CodeXL Windows 7 64-bit – GTX 680

AMD CodeXL with a NVIDIA 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:

AMD CodeXL with an AMD HD 5850
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: 
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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