Abstract - Technical Program - 2nd USENIX Windows NT Symposium
Evaluating the Importance of User-Specific Profiling
Digital Equipment Corporation
This paper examines common assumptions about user-specific
profiling in profile-based optimization. We study execution profiles
of interactive applications on Windows NT to understand how different
users use the same program. The profiles were generated by the DIGITAL
FX!32 emulator/binary translator system, which automatically runs the
x86 version of Windows NT programs on NT/Alpha computers. We have
found that people use the benchmark programs in different ways. These
differences in program usage can have impact on the performance of
profile-based FX!32 program translation and optimization, up to
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