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Filtering to Minimize Analysis Overhead

Issue

Running your target application with the
Intel Advisor
can take substantially longer than running your target application without the
Intel Advisor
. For example:
Runtime Overhead / Analysis
Survey
Trip Counts & FLOP
Roofline
Dependencies
MAP
Target application runtime with
Intel Advisor
compared to runtime without
Intel Advisor
1.1x longer
3 - 8x longer
3.1 - 8.1x longer
5 - 100x longer
5 - 20x longer

Solution

Use the following techniques to skip
uninteresting
modules and/or analyze only
interesting
modules.

Filter Modules

Minimize collection and finalization overhead.
Applicable analyses: Survey,
Trip Counts and FLOP
.
Use to...
  • Exclude modules you cannot optimize, such as third-party code.
  • Include a small number of modules of interest.
To implement, do one of the following before/while running the desired analysis:
  • Set
    Project Properties
    Analysis Target
    [Name] Analysis
    Modules
    Exclude the following module(s)
    and identify the modules.
  • Use the
    advixe-cl
    CLI action options
    --module-filter-mode=exclude
    and
    --module-filter=<string>
    . For example:
    advixe-cl --collect=survey --project-dir=./myAdvisorProj --module-filter-mode=exclude --module-filter=foo1.so,foo2.so -- ./bin/myTargetApplication
  • Set
    Project Properties
    Analysis Target
    [Name] Analysis
    Modules
    Include only the following module(s)
    and identify the modules.
  • Use the
    advixe-cl
    CLI action options
    --module-filter-mode=include
    and
    --module-filter=<string>
    . For example:
    advixe-cl --collect=survey --project-dir=./myAdvisorProj --module-filter-mode=include --module-filter=foo1.so,foo2.so -- ./bin/myTargetApplication

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.