Instrumentation and Tracing Technology APIs

The instrumentation and tracing technology (ITT) APIs provided by the Intel® VTune™Amplifier enable your application to generate and control the collection of trace data during its execution.

ITT APIs have the following features:

  • Controls application performance overhead based on the amount of traces that you collect.
  • Enables trace collection without recompiling your application.
  • Supports applications in C/C++ and Fortran environments on Windows*, Linux*, or Android* systems.
  • Supports instrumentation for tracing application code.

To use the APIs, add API calls in your code to designate logical tasks. These markers will help you visualize the relationship between tasks in your code relative to other CPU and GPU tasks. To see user tasks in your performance analysis results, enable the Analyze user tasks checkbox in analysis settings.

Note

The ITT APIs are a set of pure C/C++ functions. There are no Java or .NET APIs. If you need runtime environment support, you can use a JNI, or C/C++ function call from the managed code. If the collector causes significant overhead or data storage, you can pause the analysis to reduce the overhead.

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