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Get Started Guide

These instructions show how to configure and run your first performance analysis.

Quick Start Tutorials

Get up to speed fast with these short tutorials that demonstrate workflows for your applications.

Performance Analysis Cookbooks

Explore advanced topics and techniques.


Understand System Performance

Platform Profiler analyzes performance from the system or hardware point of view. Identify where the system is bottlenecked and find over- or under-used subsystems and platform-level imbalances.

Identify Scalability Problems in Parallel Applications

Eliminate limiting factors to significantly improve parallel efficiency, freeing all CPU cores for optimal performance.

Understand the Instruction Pipeline

Learn the key to adaptability: That a pipeline is critical to achieving efficiency in modern application programming and front- and back-end processing.

Improve the Performance of Materials Simulations

Maximize simulation performance using profiling and the Application Performance Snapshot.

Find Performance Bottlenecks for Memory Access

How your application accesses memory can dramatically impact its performance. Intel® VTune™ Profiler can help you resolve tough memory problems and get the most out of your hardware.

Identify Cache Miss Rates

Count hardware events and locate performance issues by leveraging Performance Monitoring Units (PMUs) on Intel® processors.

Optimize Media and Video Applications

Find out how the combination of Intel VTune Profiler and Intel® Media SDK can help you harness the heterogeneous capabilities of Intel® Processor Graphics.



Hot Spot to Solution: The Top-Down Tuning Method

Identify hot spots, determine efficiency, diagnose inefficiency, and learn a few tricks for implementing solutions to common problems. (7:54 min)

Instruction Pipeline

Learn how the pipeline works and how bottlenecks slow down your application. (3:01 min)

Profile Python* Applications with Intel® VTune™ Profiler

Python* and native code applications benefit from a profiler that quickly and accurately identifies performance bottlenecks. (2:04 min)

Introduction to Intel VTune Profiler

Learn how to create your first project and start investigating application hot spots. (6:53 min)

Find Application Hot Spots on a Linux* System

Get a demonstration of how to identify the functions, loops, and files that have the biggest performance impact. (4:38 min)

Interface Secrets

For novice and experienced users, learn to increase productivity by arranging the Intel VTune Profiler interface. (8:28 min)



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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