Software Requirements for Windows* Hosts/Targets

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft* Windows* 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (including Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build (RS3))

  • Microsoft* Windows*10 build 17134 (RS4) (user-mode sampling and tracing collection only)

  • Microsoft* Windows* Server 2012 and 2016

  • Microsoft Windows* Embedded Standard 7, 8.x

  • Microsoft Windows* Embedded Pro 8.x

  • Microsoft Windows* Embedded Industry 8.x

Note

  • 32-bit graphical user interface support is removed. A 64-bit operating system host is required to use the VTune Amplifier graphical user interface to analyze collected profile data. Command line profiling and reporting is supported on a 32-bit operating system host. Use the command line installer instructions to install on a 32-bit operating system.

  • VTune Amplifier supports analysis of Windows Store applications on Microsoft Windows 8* via the Attach to Process or Profile System modes. The Launch Application mode is not supported. Supported analysis types are Basic Hotspots and hardware event-based sampling analysis, including stack collection. Concurrency and Locks and Waits analysis types are not supported.

Supported Microsoft* Visual Studio* Versions

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2013

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2015

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2017

Supported Compilers

  • Intel® C/C++ Compiler 11 and higher

  • Intel® Fortran Compiler 11 and higher

  • Intel® Parallel Composer

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* C/C++ Compiler

  • Cygwin (tested Cygwin 1.7.17 with GCC 4.5.3)

  • MinGW (tested MinGW with GCC 4.6.2)

Application Coding Requirements

Supported programming languages:

  • Fortran

  • C

  • C++

  • C#

  • Java*

  • OpenCL*

  • Python

  • Go

Concurrency and Locks and Waits analysis types interpret the use of constructs from the following threading methodologies:

  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks

  • Win32* Threads on Windows*

  • OpenMP*

  • Intel's C/C++ Parallel Language Extensions

Note

  • VTune Amplifier fully supports .NET* versions 3.5 and below. There are limitations for .NET 4.0 and higher: analysis types Locks and Waits and Concurrency cannot detect synchronization primitives from Task Parallel Library classes and algorithms in the System.Threading.Tasks namespace. For more details about .NET profiling, refer to this article.

  • VTune Amplifier supports analysis of OpenMP* applications built with Intel® Fortran Compiler Professional Edition version 11.0 or higher, Intel® C++ Compiler Professional Edition version 11.0 or higher, or Microsoft* Visual Studio* C/C++ Compiler.

Supported Java* environments:

  • Oracle* JVM 6, 7, 8 and 9 – Hotspots and Hardware event-based analysis types

  • OpenJDK 8 and 9 (Linux only)

Supported OpenCL* environments:

  • Intel® SDK for OpenCL Applications version 2013 and newer

Other Requirements

  • To view PDF documents, use a PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader*.

  • To enable automatic product updates with the Intel® Software Update Manager, use Java* version 1.6 or higher.

  • The Intel VTune Amplifier Platform Profiler data collector requires Python* 2.7.

IDE or Development Framework: 
Optimization Notice: 

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