LIBPFM(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                LIBPFM(3)

NAME         top

       libpfm_intel_rapl - support for Intel RAPL PMU

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <perfmon/pfmlib.h>

       PMU name: rapl
       PMU desc: Intel RAPL (Intel SandyBridge, IvyBridge, Haswell)

DESCRIPTION         top

       The library supports the Intel Running Average Power Limit (RAPL)
       energy consumption counters. This is a socket-level set of counters
       which reports energy consumption in Joules. There are up to 3
       counters each measuring only one event. The following events are

              On all processors, the event reports the number of Joules
              consumed by all cores.
               On all processors,

              On all processors, th event reports the number of Joules
              consumed by all the cores and Last Level cache (L3).

              On server processors, the event reports the number of Joules
              consumed n by the DRAM controller.

              By construction, the events are socket-level and can only be
              measured in system-wide mode. It is necessary and sufficient
              to measure only one CPU per socket to get meaningful results.

MODIFIERS         top

       The PMU does not support any modifiers.

AUTHORS         top

       Stephane Eranian <>

COLOPHON         top

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                               November, 2013                      LIBPFM(3)