User Guide

Contents

Launch
Intel® VTune™
Profiler

To work with the
Intel VTune
Profiler
, use the graphical interface (
vtune
-gui
) or command-line interface (
vtune
).
Intel® VTune™ Amplifier has been renamed to Intel® VTune™ Profiler starting with its version for Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit (Beta). You can still use a standalone version of the VTune Profiler, or its versions integrated into Intel Parallel Studio XE or Intel System Studio.
To accommodate the product name change, the command line tool
amplxe-cl
is renamed to
vtune
. Graphical interface launcher
amplxe-gui
is renamed to
vtune-gui
.

Set Up Environment Variables

Set up the environment variables for the standalone
VTune
Profiler
by executing the
vars
script:
Linux* OS:
source <>/env/vars.sh
Windows* OS:
<>\env\vars.bat
When you run the script, it displays the product name and the build number. You can now use the
vtune
-cl
and
vtune
-gui
commands.

Launch
VTune
Profiler
from GUI

On Windows* OS, launch the
VTune
Profiler
standalone GUI client either via the
Search
menu or by locating the product from the
Start
menu.
If you installed the
VTune
Profiler
as part of Intel Studios (Intel Parallel Studio XE or Intel System Studio), choose from the
Start
menu:
  • Intel Parallel Studio XE
    version
    >
    Intel VTune
    Profiler
    version
  • Intel System Studio
    version
    for Windows Target >
    Intel VTune
    Profiler
    version
  • Intel System Studio
    version
    for Linux and Android Targets >
    Intel VTune
    Profiler
    version
For the
VTune
Profiler
integrated into Microsoft* Visual Studio* IDE on Windows OS, you can open a command window with the environment set up to run the product. To do this, click
Start
>
All Programs
>
Intel Parallel Studio XE
version
>
Command Prompt > Parallel Studio
and select the desired environment, such as
IA-32 Visual Studio 2017 Mode
.
On Apple* macOS* system, start
Intel VTune
Profiler
version
from the Launchpad.

Launch
VTune
Profiler
from Command Line

To launch the
VTune
Profiler
from the command line, run the following scripts from the
<
install-dir
>/bin64
directory:
To open a specific
VTune
Profiler
project or a result file, enter:
>
vtune
-gui <
path
>
where
<
path
>
is one of the following:
  • full path to a result file (
    *.
    vtune
    )
  • full path to a project file (
    *.
    vtune
    proj
    )
  • full path to a project directory. If the project file does not exist in the directory, the
    New Project
    dialog box opens and prompts you to create a new project in the given directory.
For example, to open the
matrix
project in the
VTune
Profiler
GUI on Linux, run:
vtune
-gui /root/intel/
vtune
/projects/matrix/matrix.
vtune
proj

Product and Performance Information

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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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