User and Reference Guide

Contents

About This Document

This guide describes the features of the Intel® Trace Collector in two main sections:
  • User Guide – describes the Intel® Trace Collector functionality and provides instructions on how to use its features.
  • contains the reference information for Intel® Trace Collector.
On Linux* OS, you can get help information in man pages, for example, about the Intel® Trace Collector API calls (
man VT_enter
) and the Intel Trace Collector configuration (
man VT_CONFIG
). The man pages are available in the
<install-dir>/man
directory.
Note
Information in this document is provided with the assumption that you use the latest versions of Intel® C++/Fortran Compiler and Intel® MPI Library, unless another compiler or MPI implementation is specified.
Notational Conventions
The documentation is OS-independent. Linux* OS and Windows* OS may have different styles in passing parameters. This
User and Reference Guide
follows the nomenclature used on the Linux* OS. Here is a list of the most important differences and how they are mapped from the Linux* OS style to the Windows* OS one:
Linux* OS
Microsoft* Windows* OS
-L<path>
-LIBPATH:<path>
-l<library>
<library>.lib
<directory>/<file>
<directory>\<file>
The following conventions are used in this document:
Convention
Explanation
Example
This type style
Document or product names
The term
process
in this documentation implicitly includes thread.
This type style
GUI elements
Click
OK
<this type style>
Placeholders for actual values
<new-name>
This type style
Commands, arguments, options
$ mpirun -trace -n 4 myApp
THIS_TYPE_STYLE
Environment variables
Set the
VT_CONFIG
environment variable to the directory that contains the configuration file.
[ items ]
Optional items
[config options]
[ item | item ]
Selectable items separated by vertical bar(s)
[on|off]
$
Introduces UNIX* commands
$ ls
>
Introduces Windows* commands
> cd

Product and Performance Information

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