What's New

Update 5 of Intel® Advisor

Update 5 of Intel® Advisor adds:

  • On Windows* OS systems, support for Microsoft Windows* 8.1 and Visual Studio* 2013.

  • On Linux* OS systems, a new Option lets you choose which editor appears when you double-click a Source window line. The corresponding file and location appears in the specified editor . You can still specify a Linux editor using an environment variable.

  • The annotation assistant pane now appears with the Suitability Report and Correctness Report No Data messages to help you insert annotations (as well as in Survey windows).

  • On Windows* OS systems, the annotation wizard drop-down list now provides two new items that let you copy code snippets for both site and task annotations.

  • New command line options for the collect action: data-limit, interval, mrte-mode, no-follow-child, and target-duration-type.

  • Various usability and stability improvements, such as improved wording in the annotation assistant pane.

Update 4 of Intel Advisor

Update 4 of Intel Advisor adds:

  • Increased values for the Target CPU Count in the Suitability Report window, including the scalability graph. To modify the current value, specify the Maximum CPU Count in the Options > General dialog box.

  • Ways to skip program initialization for Survey and Suitability analysis, by either starting the tools in a paused collection state or pausing collection for a specified time. To resume collection, either use the Resume Collection annotation or click the Resume button.

  • The side command toolbar is more accessible. For example, to start Survey or Suitability analysis in a paused collection state, use the Show side command toolbar button to show it. After analysis completes, use the Hide side command toolbar button to hide it, which increases the width available for the Report window.

  • New options that let you display or hide the warning message for missing debug information (Survey) and set the Suitability Report's Maximum CPU Count.

  • Several new messages, a visual indication in the result tab name when a tool is waiting for you to click a button, and other usability enhancements. For example, when the Survey tool detects that the target executable or its associated modules/child processes do not contain debug information, it displays a message listing which target modules should be rebuilt with recommended build settings.

Update 3 of Intel Advisor

Update 3 of Intel Advisor adds:

  • Changes in the Survey Report window's extended call stack to improve and simply its data presentation.

  • New matrix multiplication samples for C/C++ and Fortran.

  • Usability improvements to the Survey windows annotation assistant pane, the Welcome pane in the product GUI, and other GUI elements.

  • New messages and other usability and feature enhancements.

Update 2 of Intel Advisor

Update 2 of Intel Advisor adds:

  • The ability to create a snapshot of the active result, save it, and view its data. Saved result snapshots are read-only, but can be compared visually with the current active result or other read-only result snapshots.

  • You can now pause (and later resume) data collection for uninteresting parts of your target program. Use either the Pause Collection and Resume Collection annotations or the new Pause and Resume buttons in the Survey Report and Suitability Report windows.

  • Annotation improvements: The Pause Collection and Resume Collection annotations are now processed by all three Intel Advisor tools. The Observe Uses and Clear Uses special-purpose annotations are now supported for C/C++ and Fortran. The Clear Uses annotations now terminates these special-purpose annotations: Inductive Expressions Uses, Reduction Uses, and Observe Uses of Storage.

  • Numerous usability and feature enhancements.

Update 1 of Intel Advisor

Update 1 adds:

  • Several usability and stability improvements, such as adding a small toolbar to the Survey Report window.

  • A getting started Tutorial for the Fortran nqueens sample.

Initial Release of Intel Advisor

Intel Advisor XE 2013 (Intel Advisor) is a successor to Intel® Parallel Advisor 2011. The key features provided by this new product include:

  • Linux* operating system (OS) support

  • Fortran language (native code) support on Linux* and Windows* OS

  • C# language (managed code) support on Windows OS

  • OpenMP* parallel framework documentation support for Fortran and C/C++ native code

  • A command line interface (CLI) invoked with the advixe-cl command

  • A product GUI

  • A dashboard-like Summary window

  • The ability to copy annotation examples and build settings from the Survey windows

  • Numerous usability and feature enhancements

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