General Tab

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General Tab Purpose and Usage

Use this tab in the Options dialog box to configure default behavior, enable/disable warning messages, and set modeling assumptions, result locations, and assembly code style.

General Tab Location

One of the tabs in the Options dialog box, which also includes:

To access this tab:

  • From the Intel Advisor GUI, choose File > Options > General.

  • From the Visual Studio* menu, choose Tools > Options.... In the Options dialog box, expand the Intel Advisor program folder and choose the General page.

General Tab Controls

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When displaying a window, show its explanation tip checkbox

Determine whether a help snippet explanation for the current window appears when the Result is opened.

Show the Advisor Workflow tab when a new collection starts checkbox

Control whether the Advisor Workflow tab automatically opens when you run a tool analysis.

Show build settings warning before a new collection starts checkbox

Control whether a message appears when the build settings do match the suggested settings for the selected analysis:

  • Analysis using the Debug build settings message appears when you run Survey or Suitability tool analysis with Debug build options.

  • Analysis using the Release build settings message appears when you run Dependencies tool analysis with Release build options.

Show missing debug information warning checkbox

Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when the target executable does not contain debug information after running the Survey tool.

Show incorrect compiler options warning checkbox

Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when the current compiler options are incorrect.

Show incorrect compiler version warning checkbox

Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when a higher compiler version should be installed.

Show higher ISA available warning checkbox

Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when a higher Instruction Set Architecture should be used.

Show inline debug information warning checkbox

Control whether a message appears near the top of the Survey Report window when debug information is in the code.

Modeling Assumptions drop-down lists

Set the default values for Modeling Assumptions that appear in the Suitability Report window, such as the scalability graph.

  • Maximum CPU Count - specify the maximum number of CPUs to model. This value limits the size you can set for the CPU Count; it also sets the size of the scalability graph CPU Count (X axis). You can set values using power-of-two integers 2, 4, 8, ... up to 8192.

  • CPU Count - specify the number of CPUs to model for the target system(s). Set a value using power-of-two integers from 2 up to the chosen Maximum CPU Count. This value sets the default for the Suitability Report window.

  • Threading Mode - choose either Intel® TBB, OpenMP*, Microsoft TPL*, or Other.

Application output destination radio button

On Windows* OS systems, control whether console output for a program is displayed in the:

  • Separate console window.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Output window.

  • Application Output window (in the Intel Advisor result tab). This also enables application output to be viewed after collection by clicking a link in the Summary window to display the Application Output window.

The next time you run a tool analysis, the application output appears in the selected output destination.

On Linux* OS systems, control whether the console output from the target is displayed in the Intel AdvisorApplication Output window (in the Result tab) or in a separate command terminal window.

Note

If you must interact with the application during execution, choose the separate console window option or use stdin redirection on the command line.

Font Settings group box

Select the font size to use in the Intel Advisor Interface. Select the Use system default to use the same font size your operating system uses.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.