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GPUVis, an open source Linux GPU profiler similar to GPUView

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It seems Valve have been busy. GPUVis is a Linux GPU profiler similar to GPUView on Windows. It's supposed to help track down Linux gpu and application performance issues.

While Valve announced it and did a presentation on it, it's mostly developed by Michael Sartain. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais said he's a "consumer of it". It's largely written for VR and as a front-end for Ftrace, but it could be useful for other things. Right now, it's limited to AMDGPU and they're looking into Intel too. They say it's easy to add support for a GPU driver, so it will be interesting to see if NVIDIA look to make it work with their drivers.

It was introduced at the 2017 X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC 2017). You can see a video about it below, you need to watch from 8:10:40 onwards:

The source can be found on GitHub, under the MIT license. Great to see more open source tools coming out, especially nice to see Valve getting their hands dirty on more projects. Considering Valve are the ones to announced it, I imagine they're working closely and possibly even contracting the developer to do it.

Thanks for the tip from our Telegram Group, Andrew!

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mirv 26 September 2017 at 2:04 pm UTC
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PeapollSomething to take notice of:
- GPUVis has a LOT more pleasing visual design than the Windows equivalent GPUView
- The presenter from Valve comes prepared, he use Linux and you can see that he use KDE

I would argue that a pleasing visual design is irrelevant: a design that easily presents important information is what's important, and I would argue that nobody here has yet used it enough to give an informed opinion about that.

I also don't see how using a GNU/Linux based desktop as part of a presentation on a program that runs on a GNU/Linux system qualifies as something to take notice of. Especially when it's part of XDC. That's something that's more of a given.
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