Code Samples

Learn how to use Intel® Advisor with prewritten sample code projects.

Default Installation Locations

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\Advisor\samples\en

Linux*: /opt/intel/advisor/samples/en

Default Subdirectory Paths (by Programming Language)


C++: C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\Advisor\samples\en\C++

C#: C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\Advisor\samples\en\C#

Fortran: C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\Advisor\samples\en\Fortran


C++: /opt/intel/advisor/samples/en/C++

Fortran: /opt/intel/advisor/samples/en/Fortran


Each subdirectory contains compressed files for each sample (.tgz for Linux*, .zip for Windows*). After you copy the compressed file to a writable directory, use a suitable tool to uncompress the sample files, which creates a subdirectory (for example, stats). On Linux systems, this subdirectory contains a makefile.

The parallel versions of some C and C++ samples require support for the parallel framework (provided with most editions of Intel® Parallel Studio XE). Fortran samples require the Intel® Fortran Compiler (also provided with most editions of Intel Parallel Studio XE).


The subdirectory contains the following resources for your project:

  • A makefile, which builds the program
  • Projects with filenames starting with sample and (where applicable) have the following suffixes:
Type of Sample Program Suffix Example
Original serial program _serial 1_tachyon_serial
Serial program with parallel site and task annotations (lock annotations and restructuring advice appear as comment lines) _annotated 2_tachyon_annotated
Parallel version that uses parallel framework in Intel® Threading Building Blocks, 3.0 or later.
To work with this project, do one of the following:
  • Use the Intel® C++ Compiler and its Select Build Components method.
  • Define the TBBROOT environment variable as described in the release notes: Windows | Linux.
_tbb 3_tachyon_tbb
Parallel version using the Intel® Cilk™ Plus parallel framework
To use this project, you must use the Intel C++ Compiler or another compiler that supports Intel Cilk Plus keywords. For more information, see the online Help:
Windows | Linux.
_cilk 3_tachyon_cilk
Parallel version using OpenMP* parallel framework for C, C++, and Fortran _omp 3_tachyon_omp

Note: The nqueens_Advisor, nqueens (Fortran), and the tachyon Advisor samples use a numeric digit as a prefix to the project name, as shown in the C, C++, or Fortran Intel Advisor tutorials. For example, you need to uncomment annotations for the serial sample 1_queens_serial that the Survey tool uses.