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  • 03/07/2019
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User and Reference Guide
provides you with the description of the features of the Intel® Trace Collector. This information is provided in the two main sections:
  • User Guide – describes the Intel® Trace Collector functionality and provides instructions on how to use its features.
  • Intel® Trace Collector Reference – 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 (
). The man pages are available in the
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
The following conventions are used in this document:
This type style
Document or product names
The term
in this documentation implicitly includes thread.
This type style
GUI elements
<this type style>
Placeholders for actual values
This type style
Commands, arguments, options
$ mpirun -trace -n 4 myApp
Environment variables
Set the
environment variable to the directory that contains the configuration file.
[ items ]
Optional items
[config options]
[ item | item ]
Selectable items separated by vertical bar(s)
Introduces UNIX* commands
$ ls
Introduces Windows* commands
> cd

Product and Performance Information


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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