Microsoft has just released a new performance analysis tool, called PerfView (download here).
It can help to isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues. As I do a few performance analysis per month, this is a very good news – something new to try.
it looks like it can handle large memory dump files (a lot of Gb). Very good news because now with 64 application processes, dump files are getting bigger (greater than 4Gb of data and code to be analysed) and finding the right information is taking more time than before. Hopefully this tool will help us in that new world …
Here a few other links on the subject:
- Blog entry from Vance Morrison, 28th Dec 2011, “Publication of the PerfView performance analysis tool!”.
- Blog entry from DougSte, 4th Jan 2012, “New CLR and .NET Performance tool”.
Thanks to my colleague Julien Brunet to point out this tool to me this morning.