Message Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org on 12-14-2005 02:22 PM
Message Edited by email@example.com on 12-14-2005 02:35 PM
Quick aside here: if anybody who reads this is interested in thread performance in general, be sure to check out the Intel Threading Tools, here.
You can download evaluation versions of the Intel Thread Checker and Intel Thread Profiler and kick the tires on them. (The Checker looks for actual errors and reports them; the Profiler helps you find peformance issues regarding synchronization, thread imbalances, etc.)
These work with the VTune GUI. They're a must for anybody doing thread optimization work.
The short answer is, no.
Rather, each counter can be either thread-specific or thread-independent. See the online help for the processor your are using, and review the events. Some will with 'TI' after them, some 'TI-E',and some 'AT-E' (depending on your processor; use 'vtl query -c sampling' to dump the list of events supported by your processor).