User Guide


Platform Analysis Group

Platform Analysis
group introduces analysis types monitoring CPU, GPU and power usage for your application/system.
  • System Overview is a driverless event-based sampling analysis that monitors general behavior of your target Linux* or Android* system and correlates power and performance metrics with the interrupt request (IRQ) handling.
  • GPU Offload (preview) is targeted for applications using a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for rendering, video processing, and computations. It helps you identify whether your application is CPU or GPU bound.
  • GPU Compute/Media Hotspots (preview) is targeted for GPU-bound applications and helps analyze GPU kernel execution per code line and identify performance issues caused by memory latency or inefficient kernel algorithms.
  • Input and Output analysis monitors utilization of the IO subsystems, CPU and processor buses.
  • Throttling analysis is useful to identify performance issues that result from the CPU operating at temperatures above thermal and power limits.
  • CPU/FPGA Interaction (preview) analysis explores FPGA utilization for each FPGA accelerator and identifies the most time-consuming FPGA computing tasks.
  • GPU Rendering (preview) analysis is targeted to estimate the CPU/GPU utilization of your code running on the Xen virtualization platform.
  • Platform Profiler analysis collects data on a deployed system running a full load over an extended period of time with insights into overall system configuration, performance, and behavior. The collection is run on a command prompt outside of
    and results are viewed in a web browser.
may or may not appear in a future production release. It is available for your use in the hopes that you will provide feedback on its usefulness and help determine its future. Data collected with a preview feature is not guaranteed to be backward compatible with future releases. Please send your feedback to
  • It is recommended to install the sampling driver for hardware event-based sampling collection types. For Linux* and Android* targets, if the sampling driver is not installed,
    can work on Perf* (driverless collection).
  • To enable system-wide and uncore event collection, use root or sudo to set
    $ echo 0>/proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_paranoid

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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