Analyzing Locks and Waits

You can use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to understand the cause of the ineffective processor utilization by performing a series of steps in a workflow. This tutorial guides you through these workflow steps while using a sample ray-tracer application named tachyon.


This document focuses on using the VTune™ Amplifier in the Intel® Parallel Studio XE. You may see minor differences if you installed a different Intel Studio. For more information on product capabilities in your installed Intel Studio, see the studio-specific supplemental documentation in <install-dir>/<Intel_studio>/documentation/.

Locks and Waits Workflow

Supplemental documentation specific to a particular Intel Studio may be available at <install-dir>\<studio>\documentation\ .

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