January 7th, 2009 | Published in Google Open Source
Nearly four years ago, we released our first major Open Source codebase, google-perftools, a set of tools to help developers create applications with better performance. We've just released version 1.0 of the software, which includes the fastest malloc implementation we've seen, as well as a thread-friendly heap-checker, heap-profiler, and cpu-profiler. We're now working on improving performance even more in multi-threaded, multi-processor environments, including adding support for Non-Uniform Memory Access. Work continues unabated to enhance portability and performance on a wide range of systems.
Many thanks to the community for testing and bug reports on various operating systems and processors! Your help has made perftools a useful system for a truly wide range of developers. We look forward to your feedback in the project's discussion group.