User and Reference Guide


GUI Overview

Below is a quick overview of the Intel Trace Analyzer GUI. For a complete reference of all available charts, bars, and dialogs, see Graphical User Interface. The help information for each GUI element is also available from the tool by pressing the
Intel® Trace Analyzer GUI
Intel® Trace Analyzer
Use the Intel® Trace Analyzer
Main Menu Bar
to set up your working environment.
Use the
View Menu Bar
to configure the opened views. A view is a collection of various charts and their common bars for a single trace file.
Use the
menu to open and navigate the charts within the current trace file and use them to analyze the application trace data.
Use the
buttons to configure the currently open trace file view.
Trace Map
displays the MPI activity for the application over time. MPI activity is displayed in
, as in all other charts. Use the
Trace Map
to zoom into the relevant subsets of trace file charts. This map appears for all the charts.
The currently open and most common chart is the 
Event Timeline
. This chart displays individual process activities over time. Horizontal bars represent the processes with the functions called in these processes. Black lines indicate messages sent between processes and blue lines represent collective operations.
To show or hide charts, select
. For description of all available charts, see Charts.
Status Bar
displays the exact time point when you hover the mouse over the processes shown in the
Event Timeline

Product and Performance Information


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