User Guide


Command Line Analysis

Use Anomaly Detection to identify performance anomalies in frequently recurring intervals of code like loop iterations. Perform fine-grained analysis at the microsecond level.
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. A preview feature 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 or to


-collect anomaly-detection [-knob <
>] [--] <
  • Specify the maximum number (10-5000) of code regions to load for detailed analysis. To load details efficiently, maintain this number at or below 1000.
    Default value :
    Range :
  • Specify the maximum duration (0.001-1000ms) of analysis per code region.
    Default value :
    100 ms
    Range :
For the most current information on available knobs (configuration options) for Anomaly Detection analysis, enter:
-help collect anomaly-detection
This example shows how to run Anomaly Detection analysis on a sample application called
. The analysis runs over 1000 code regions, analyzing each region for 300 ms.

vtune -collect anomaly-detection -knob ipt-regions-to-load=1000 -knob max-region-duration=300 -- /home/test/myApplication
If you want to transfer the collected data to a different system for analysis, you must archive the result by moving all related binaries to the result folder. After Anomaly Detection analysis completes, run this command:
vtune -archive -r <location_of_result>

What's Next

When the data collection is complete, do one of the following to view the result:

Product and Performance Information


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