Intel Advisor Menus and Toolbars

After you launch the Microsoft Visual Studio* (on Windows* OS) or Intel® Advisor GUI environment and choose your target, you can begin the process of using the Intel Advisor tools to help you add parallelism into parts of your program.

To launch the Intel Advisor tools, use one of the following:

  • In the Visual Studio Tools menu, click Intel Advisor 201n and choose the desired action.

  • In the Intel Advisor GUI, click File >New and choose the desired action.

  • In the Intel Advisor toolbar, select the desired action by clicking the appropriate icon in a drop-down list:

In the Intel Advisor GUI, click to display a drop-down list:

In Microsoft Visual Studio, click to display a drop-down list:

To display the installed help or the Getting Started page, or view online videos or articles, click the or icon on the Intel Advisor toolbar. The Getting Started page introduces the Intel Advisor and provides links to the installed tutorials, documentation, and online internet resources.

The following table lists the actions available:

To Do This

Use the Menu

Use the Advisor Workflow Tab

Use the Toolbars

Run the Survey analysis on your application (target) to profile it to locate hotspots.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Survey Analysis

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Survey Analysis

Below Survey Target, click the button or Start analysis with data collection paused. Once you start the analysis, pause , stop , and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Survey Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Run the Trip Counts and FLOP analysis on your application (target) to collect loop iteration statistics.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Trip Counts and FLOP Analysis

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Trip Counts and FLOP Analysis

Below Find Trip Counts and FLOP click the button. By default, only Trip Counts are collected. To collect FLOP data as well, select the FLOP checkbox under the Collect button. Once you start the analysis, stop and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Trip Counts and FLOP Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Run the Roofline analysis on your application to visualize actual performance against hardware-imposed performance ceilings.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Roofline Analysis.

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Roofline Analysis.

Below Run Roofline, click the button. Once you start the analysis, stop and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Roofline Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Run the Memory Access Patterns analysis on your application (target) to collect data on memory access strides.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Trip Counts Analysis

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Memory Access Patterns Analysis

In the Vectorization Workflow below Check Memory Access Patterns click the button. Once you start the analysis, stop and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Memory Access Patterns Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Run the Dependencies analysis on your application to predict its potential data sharing problems. Before running this analysis, add source annotations to define at least one parallel site and task(s) within each site.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Dependencies Analysis

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Dependencies Analysis

Below Check Dependencies click the button. Once you start the analysis, stop and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Dependencies Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Run the Suitability analysis on your application to predict its approximate parallel performance. Before running this tool, add source annotations to define at least one parallel site and task(s) within each site.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Start Suitability Analysis

In the product GUI, click File > New > Start Suitability Analysis

In the Threading Workflow tab below Check Suitability click the button or Start analysis with data collection paused. Once you start the analysis, pause , stop , and cancel buttons appear.

Select Start Suitability Analysis in the Advisor toolbar list.

Create the data snapshot (read-only version) of the current project.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Create Data Snapshot

In the product GUI, find the button at the top of the Report window next to Where should I add vectorization and/or threading parallelism?.

Select Create Data Snapshot in the Advisor toolbar list.

Open the Project Properties dialog to view and modify project properties.

In Visual Studio, click Tools > Intel Advisor 201n > Display project propertiesOpen Project Properties

In the product GUI, click File > Project Properties...

Click Display project properties(if available) in the Intel Advisor toolbar.

In the Intel Advisor product GUI, open or close the Project navigator

In the product GUI, click View > Project Navigator

Click in the Intel Advisor toolbar.

In the product GUI, create a new project.

In the product GUI, click File > New > Project...

Click in the Intel Advisor toolbar.

In the product GUI, open an existing project.

In the product GUI, choose either:

  • File > Recent Projects> name
  • File > Open > Project...

Click the button in the Intel Advisor toolbar.

Temporarily stop data collection while the target continues to run.

Click the button for the Survey Report, Suitability Report, or Dependencies Report in the Workflow tab.

Resume data collection that you previously paused or that was started as paused.

Click the button in the workflow tab.

Stop target execution and data collection, and display the result collected thus far. This button is enabled when the collection is in progress.

Click the button for the Survey Report, Suitability Report, or Dependencies Report in the Workflow tab.

Cancel the target execution and data collection. Discards the data collected so far. This button is enabled when the collection is in progress.

Click the button for the Survey Report, Suitability Report, or Dependencies Report in the Workflow tab.

Cancel data finalization. Retains the data collected. This button is enabled when data finalization is in progress.

Click the button in the Survey Report or Suitability Report window's command toolbar.

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