The following terms are used throughout this tutorial:
Configuration file: A file that contains a set of configuration parameters for the Intel® Trace Collector. It is a plain ASCII file containing a number of directives, one per line. Each directive consists of an identifier followed by arguments.
Event timeline: A chart that displays individual process activities over time. Horizontal bars represent the processes with the functions called in these processes. The bars consist of colored rectangles labeled with the function names. Black lines indicate messages sent between processes. These lines connect sending and receiving processes. Blue lines represent collective operations, such as broadcast or reduce operations.
Function profile: A chart that provides detailed profiling information on the performance data. The Function Profile consists of four tabs: Flat Profile, Load Balance, Call Tree and Call Graph. These tabs use the same column headers and the same raw data.