User Guide

Contents

What's New

This topic lists at a high level new features and improvements in
Intel® Advisor
.
For a list of
Intel® Advisor Beta
features, see
Intel® Advisor Beta
User Guide
.

Intel® Advisor
2020

The following features and improvements are applicable to
Intel® Advisor
installed as part of
Intel® Parallel Studio XE
or
Intel® System Studio
, or standalone
Intel® Advisor
.
For a full list of present and past release notes, see
Intel® Advisor
Release Notes and New Features
.
Intel® Advisor
2020 Update 2
Intel® Advisor 2020 Update 2 introduces Memory-Level Roofline feature (previously known as Integrated Roofline, tech preview feature). Memory-Level Roofline collects metrics for all memory levels and allows you to observe each loop/function at different cache levels.
Intel® Advisor
2020 Update 1
  • Integrated Roofline chart (
    technical preview
    feature) supports highlighting the limiting memory level roof for a loop/function. Limiting roof is defined as the
    roof at a minimum distance from the point
    with given arithmetic intensities for the selected loop/function and hardware peaks for multiple levels of memory subsystem.
    Roofline guidance and recommendations are clarified with a limiting memory level roof, which improves recommendation accuracy.
  • Code Analytics
    pane
    shows a single-kernel Roofline guidance for all memory levels with dots for multiple levels of a memory subsystem and limiting roof highlighting.
Intel® Advisor
2020
  • Intel Advisor has been updated to include more recent versions of 3rd party components, which include functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
  • Intel Advisor viewer for macOS* is now notarized to run on Mac OS 10.15.

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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