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Intel® SoC Watch and Intel® VTune™ Profiler

Step 1: Configure and Install on Target System

  1. Select the installer for your target platform. The target installer for Intel Soc Watch is located in the folder:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI\socwatch\latest\socwatch_for_target
  2. Copy the Intel® SoC Watch installer (
    <install_dir>\target\windows_socwatch\socwatch_windows_<version> .msi
    ) to the target Windows system.
  3. Run the installer on the target system. The package includes a user's guide, and an End User License Agreement. By default, the Intel SoC Watch collector is installed in the
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\SoCWatch
  4. Navigate to the Intel SoC Watch installation directory.
    Alternatively, set your
    environment variable to point to the installed bin directory containing
    any of the following ways:
    • Update the
      variable in the Control Panel.
    • Execute
      set PATH=
      command to temporarily set the variable in the current command prompt.
    Now you are ready to begin collection.
For more information, including additional configuration options, see the Intel SoC Watch User's Guide located in the directory in which the collector is installed or available online.

Step 2: Collect Data

  1. Open a command prompt with
    privileges on the target system with Intel® SoC Watch installed.
  2. Run the command below to capture CPU time in low power states over a 60-second period and import the result to the Intel® VTune™ Profiler.
    socwatch -t 60 -f cpu-cstate -m -o results/test -r vtune
    The report file is saved to the results directory as

Step 3: View Results

When collection completes, a message appears with the location of the result files. In this example, the summary report is located in the current directory in the
  1. Copy the report file
    from the target system to the host system.
  2. Import the file to the Intel® VTune™ Profiler project:
    1. Launch Intel VTune Profiler GUI on the host system.
    2. Create a new project or open an existing one.
    3. Click
      Import Result
      and navigate to the
      The results are opened in the default
      Platform Power Analysis
For detailed information about using Intel SoC Watch, see the Energy Analysis User Guide .

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