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Platform Profiler Analysis

Use
Intel® VTune™
Profiler
-Platform Profiler to collect system data over an extended period of time(minutes or hours vs seconds). You can use this information to get a holistic view of system behavior including CPU, memory, network, and disk usage.

How It Works

Platform Profiler enables you to gain insights into system configuration, performance, and behavior. Use this application to focus on these aspects:
  • Platform-level memory
  • Storage
  • I/O
  • Interconnect bottlenecks
  • Imbalances
You can also collect data on a deployed system running a full load over an extended period of time. In the typical workflow, use Platform Profiler to perform these steps:
  1. Read performance data collected using a data collector component on a target system.
  2. Analyze the data.
  3. Display the data through web APIs and an HTML user interface.

Download Platform Profiler

Platform Profiler is available pre-installed as part of
VTune
Profiler
. You can download this software application from:

Workflow

Platform Profiler consists of two components:
  • Data collector component (Collector)
    - Handles the collection of light weight data on the system under test (SUT).
  • Platform Profiler host
    - Handles post processing and storage of data and displays through the user interface.
The workflow involves these procedures:
Set up Platform Profiler
  1. Set up Platform Profiler collector on the SUT.
  2. Set up Platform Profiler host.
Collect and Analyze Data
  1. Collect data on the SUT.
  2. Upload collected data to Platform Profiler host.
  3. Analyze data on a browser.
The Platform Profiler host and collector components can run on different OS environments. For example, you can run the collector to collect data on a Linux system and upload/analyze it using a Platform Profiler host running on a Windows system.
Once you have installed
VTune
Profiler
, you will need to complete some configurations before using Platform Profiler.

Product and Performance Information

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