Vampir 10.4

History & Development

The Vampir tool has been developed at the Center for Applied Mathematics of Research Center J├╝lich (JSC) and the Center for High Performance Computing (ZIH) of the Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden. Vampir is available as a commercial product since 1996 and has been enhanced in the scope of many research and development projects. In the past, it was distributed by the German Pallas GmbH which became later a part of Intel Corporation. The cooperation with Intel ended in 2005. The development is continued by Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing of TU Dresden. Now the Vampir product can be obtained directly from this website.

The tool is well-proven and widely used in the high performance computing community for many years. A growing number of performance monitoring environments like Score-P and TAU can produce OTF2 tracefiles that are readable by Vampir. The Open Trace Format 2 (OTF2), that is developed by JSC and ZIH as well, is especially designed for massively parallel programs. Since version 10.3, Vampir supports also the JSON based _Chrome Trace_ format. This format is used by a variety of applications, performance tools, and frameworks not necessarily focused on HPC.

Vampir is very portable due to its Qt-based graphical user interface and available for many computing platforms.