Getting Started with Intel® Advisor

Intel® Advisor provides two tools to help ensure your Fortran, C and C++ applications realize full performance potential on modern processors, such as Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors:

  • Vectorization Advisor is a vectorization optimization tool that lets you identify loops that will benefit most from vectorization, identify what is blocking effective vectorization, forecast the benefit of alternative data reorganizations, and increase the confidence that vectorization is safe.

  • Threading Advisor is a threading design and prototyping tool that lets you analyze, design, tune, and check threading design options without disrupting your normal development.

Intel® Advisor is available as part of the:

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition

If you do not already have access to the Intel® Advisor, download an evaluation copy from (Use Version 15.0 or higher of an Intel compiler to get more benefit from the Vectorization Advisor Survey Report; download an evaluation copy from

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