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General Tab

General Tab Purpose and Usage

Use this tab in the Options dialog box to configure
default behavior, enable/disable warning messages, and set modeling assumptions, result locations, and assembly code style.

General Tab Location

One of the tabs in the Options dialog box, which also includes:
To access this tab:
  • From the
    Intel Advisor
    GUI, choose
    File
    Options
    > General
    .
  • From the Visual Studio* menu, choose
    Tools
    >
    Options...
    . In the
    Options
    dialog box, expand the
    Intel Advisor
    program folder and choose the
    General
    page.

General Tab Controls

Use This
To Do This
When displaying a window, show its explanation tip
checkbox
Determine whether a help snippet explanation for the current window appears when the
Result
is opened.
Show the Advisor Workflow tab when a new collection starts
checkbox
Control whether the
Advisor Workflow
tab automatically opens when you run a tool analysis.
Show build settings warning before a new collection starts
checkbox
Control whether a message appears when the build settings do match the suggested settings for the selected analysis:
  • Analysis using the Debug build settings
    message appears when you run Survey or Suitability tool analysis with Debug build options.
  • Analysis using the Release build settings
    message appears when you run Dependencies tool analysis with Release build options.
Show missing debug information warning
checkbox
Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when the target executable does not contain debug information after running the Survey tool.
Show incorrect compiler options warning
checkbox
Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when the current compiler options are incorrect.
Show incorrect compiler version warning
checkbox
Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when a higher compiler version should be installed.
Show higher ISA available warning
checkbox
Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when a higher Instruction Set Architecture should be used.
Show inline debug information warning
checkbox
Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when debug information is in the code.
Modeling Assumptions
drop-down lists
Set the default values for Modeling Assumptions that appear in the
Suitability Report
window, such as the scalability graph.
  • Maximum CPU Count
    - specify the maximum number of CPUs to model. This value limits the size you can set for the
    CPU Count
    ; it also sets the size of the scalability graph
    CPU Count
    (X axis). You can set values using power-of-two integers 2, 4, 8, ... up to 8192.
  • CPU Count
    - specify the number of CPUs to model for the target system(s). Set a value using power-of-two integers from 2 up to the chosen
    Maximum CPU Count
    . This value sets the default for the
    Suitability Report
    window.
  • Threading Mode
    - choose either Intel® TBB, OpenMP*, Microsoft TPL*, or Other.
Application output destination
radio button
On Windows* OS systems, control whether console output for a program is displayed in the:
  • Separate console window.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    Output
    window.
  • Application Output
    window (in the
    Intel Advisor
    result tab). This also enables application output to be viewed after collection by clicking a link in the
    Summary
    window to display the
    Application Output
    window.
The next time you run a tool analysis, the application output appears in the selected output destination.
On Linux* OS systems, control whether the console output from the target is displayed in the
Intel Advisor
Application Output
window (in the Result tab) or in a separate command terminal window.
If you must interact with the application during execution, choose the separate console window option or use
stdin
redirection on the command line.
Font Settings
group box
Select the font size to use in the Intel Advisor Interface. Select the
Use system default
to use the same font size your operating system uses.

Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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