Starting Intel® Trace Analyzer

Starting on Linux* OS

Invoke Intel® Trace Analyzer through the command line:

$ traceanalyzer &

Optionally, specify one or more trace files as arguments. For example:

$ traceanalyzer ./poisson_icomm.single.stf &

The example above opens the trace file poisson_icomm.single.stf in Intel Trace Analyzer. To open trace files in the Intel Trace Analyzer without restarting it, select File > Open.

Starting on Windows* OS

Use one of the following options to invoke the Intel Trace Analyzer:

  • Double-click on a trace file.

  • On Windows* 8 and newer, go to Start > Apps > Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Intel Trace Analyzer version.

  • On a command prompt, run the command:

    > traceanalyzer
  • Optionally, specify one or more trace files as arguments.

To open trace files in the Intel Trace Analyzer without restarting it, select File > Open.

Note

For proper functioning of Intel Trace Analyzer, ensure that files do not get modified while they are opened in Intel Trace Analyzer.

Command Line Interface

Intel Trace Analyzer provides a command line interface (CLI) in all environments.

Use the CLI to:

  • Pre-calculate trace caches for new trace files from batch files without invoking the graphical user interface. Use it for very big trace files.

  • Automate profiling data production for several trace files without further interaction.

For every opened trace file, Intel Trace Analyzer creates a trace cache. It is stored in the same directory as the trace file and has the same file name adding the .cache suffix. If Intel Trace Analyzer cannot create a cache file in the default directory, it can create it in the system temporary directory.

See Also

Command Line Interface (CLI)

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