Getting Started with Profiling and Analysis Using Intel® System Studio 2018 for Windows* OS

Explore the Analysis Components

The Intel® System Studio Professional Edition or Ultimate Edition offers several analysis tools to fit specific use cases. To resolve your performance issues, you may end up using more than one analysis tool to pinpoint problems and optimize your system.

  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier: Offers a range of analysis types to fit multiple use cases on local or remote systems. Examine hotspots in your code, discover memory issues, optimize threading across multiple CPU cores, and so on.

  • Intel Inspector: Debugs memory and threading errors in your code.

  • Energy Analysis and Intel SoC Watch: Collects metrics that can be used to analyze power consumption and identify system behaviors that waste energy. Results can be viewed in CSV files or visualized with Intel VTune Amplifier.

Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

  1. Open your pre-built application in Microsoft Visual Studio*.

  2. From the Visual Studio toolbar, click the New Analysis button. The New Amplifier Result window opens with the target pre-configured to run on the application.

  3. Select your analysis type and run the analysis.

    Tip

    Use the Find Your Analysis guide, available from the VTune Amplifier Welcome screen, to help you pick the right analysis type to fit your use case. Optimize:

    • Hotspots with Basic and Advanced Hotspots analysis

    • Parallelism with Concurrency, Locks and Waits, and HPC Performance Characterization analysis

    • Microarchitecture issues with General Exploration and Memory Access analysis

  4. Focus on the issues highlighted on the performance summary and follow the embedded instructions for optimization.

For more information, see the following resources:

Resource

Description

Getting Started

Basic steps to get you up and running with Intel VTune Amplifier.

Online Help

The help is the primary documentation for the VTune Amplifier.

Tutorials

Tutorials show you how to use basic VTune Amplifier features. VTune Amplifier tutorials guide a new user through basic walkthrough operations with a short sample. The tutorials provide an excellent foundation before you read the VTune Amplifier help.

Cookbook

Performance analysis cookbook that contains recipes identifying and solving the most popular performance problems with the help of VTune Amplifier's analysis types.

Intel Inspector

  1. Open your pre-built application in Microsoft Visual Studio*.

    Note

    No special compilers or builds are required. Use a normal debug or production build.

  2. From the Visual Studio toolbar, click the New Analysis button. The New Inspector Result window opens.

  3. Select your analysis type from the drop-down and run the analysis.

  4. Focus on the prioritized to-do list in the Problems pane. Click a problem to view additional details in the pane below, or double-click to view the full source.

    Summary window

For more information, see the following resources:

Resource

Description

Getting Started

Basic steps to get you up and running with Intel Inspector.

Help - Windows OS

The help is the primary documentation for Intel Inspector.

Tutorials

Tutorials show you how to use basic Inspector features. Inspector tutorials guide a new user through basic workflows with a short sample.

Energy Analysis

Pick the energy analysis solution that best fits your workflow:

  • View a quick summary of energy analysis results on a target system by running the Intel SoC Watch command line tool. For detailed instructions, see the Intel SoC Watch Getting Started.

  • Visualize energy analysis results over time by importing results into Intel VTune Amplifier. For detailed instructions, see the energy analysis help.

For more information, see the following resources:

Resource

Description

Getting Started

Basic steps to get you up and running with energy analysis using the Intel SoC Watch command line tool.

Energy Analysis Help

The energy analysis help provides instructions on running and interpreting power profiling on local and target systems using Intel SoC Watch, Intel VTune Amplifier, and Intel System Studio.

Intel SoC Watch User Guide Linux* and Android* | Windows*

The user guide provides detailed information about each metric collected by Intel SoC Watch.

Find More

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Description

Code Samples and Tutorials

The sample code and tutorials available for download guide a new user through basic product features. Sample code illustrates common code inefficiencies and the corresponding tutorials show how the performance analysis products can be used to solve issues.

Additional Documentation

Use the online documentation for the latest content.

A downloadable ZIP file containing all Intel® System Studio documentation is available for offline use from https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-documentation-intel-system-studio-current-previous.

Intel® System Studio product page

Visit this page for support and the latest online documentation.

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