Launch Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

To work with the Intel VTune Amplifier, use the graphical interface (amplxe-gui) or command-line interface (amplxe-cl).

Set Up Environment Variables

Set up the environment variables for the standalone VTune Amplifier by executing the amplxe-vars script:

Linux* OS:

  • csh/tcsh users: source <install_dir>/amplxe-vars.csh
  • bash users: source <install_dir>/amplxe-vars.sh

By default, the <install_dir> is:

  • For root users: /opt/intel/vtune_amplifier_version
  • For non-root users: $HOME/intel/vtune_amplifier_version

Windows* OS:<install_dir>\amplxe-vars.bat, where default <install_dir> is C:\[Program Files]\IntelSWTools\VTune Amplifier version.

When you run the script, it displays the product name and the build number. You can now use the amplxe-cl and amplxe-gui commands.

Launch VTune Amplifier from GUI

On Windows* OS, launch the VTune Amplifier standalone GUI client either via the Search menu or by locating the product from the Start menu. If you installed the VTune Amplifier as part of Intel Studios (Intel Parallel Studio XE, Intel System Studio, or Intel Media Server Studio), choose from the Start menu:

  • On Windows 7:

    • Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Analyzers > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel System Studio version for Windows Target > Analyzers > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel System Studio version for Linux and Android Targets > Analyzers > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel Media Studio version > Analyzers > Intel VTune Amplifier version
  • On Windows 8 and later:

    • Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel System Studio version for Windows Target > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel System Studio version for Linux and Android Targets > Intel VTune Amplifier version
    • Intel Media Studio version > Intel VTune Amplifier version

For the VTune Amplifier integrated into Microsoft* Visual Studio* IDE on Windows OS, you can open a command window with the environment set up to run the product. To do this, click Start > All Programs > Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Command Prompt > Parallel Studio and select the desired environment, such as IA-32 Visual Studio 2017 Mode.

On Apple* macOS* system, start Intel VTune Amplifier version from the Launchpad.

Launch VTune Amplifier from Command Line

To launch the VTune Amplifier from the command line, run the following scripts from the <install-dir>/bin64 directory:

To open a specific VTune Amplifier project or a result file, enter:

> amplxe-gui <path>

where <path> is one of the following:

  • full path to a result file (*.amplxe)

  • full path to a project file (*.amplxeproj)

  • full path to a project directory. If the project file does not exist in the directory, the New Project dialog box opens and prompts you to create a new project in the given directory.

For example, to open the tachyon project in the VTune Amplifier GUI on Linux, run:

amplxe-gui root/intel/amplxe/projects/tachyon/tachyon.amplxeproj 
      

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