Compare Two Trace Files

 Compare two trace files with the help of the Comparison View. To open a Comparison View for the original application trace file (poisson_sendrecv.single.stf), go to View > Compare. In the dialog that appears, choose the trace file of the revised application (poisson_icomm.single.stf). The Comparison View shows an Event Timeline for each trace file and a Comparison Function Profile Chart.

Zoom into the first iteration in each trace file. The Comparison View looks similar to:

Comparing the First Iterations

In the Comparison View, you can see that using non-blocking communication helps to remove serialization and decrease the time of communication of processes.

Key Terms

Serialization

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