Standalone VTune Amplifier Interface

To access the standalone interface of the Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, do one of the following:

To access VTune Amplifier XE:

To access VTune Amplifier for Systems:

From the Windows* Start menu, choose Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Intel VTune Amplifier XE version.

From the Windows* Start menu, choose Intel System Studio version > Intel VTune Amplifier for Systems version.

By default, the VTune Amplifier opens a Welcome page that provides hints on your next steps and links to necessary options. For example, for the VTune Amplifier XE:

VTune Amplifier Welcome Page

To start with the VTune Amplifier, you need to have a project that specifies an application to analyze. If a project is open, its name shows up on the Welcome page as the Current project.

Click the New Project... link to create a new project, or click Open Project... to open an existing project (*.amplxeproj).

When a project is open, you may quickly re-run a recently used analysis configuration by clicking its name in the list. To configure and run a new configuration, click the New Analysis... link.

For quick and easy access to an existing project used recently, click the required project name in the Recent Projects list. Hover over a project name in the list to see the full path to the project file.

The name of the currently opened project is displayed in the window caption. When the project is open, you can run a new data collection for the specified target application or explore/compare existing data collection results.

To open a recently collected result, click the required item in the Recent Results list. By default, each result name has an identifier of its analysis type (last two letters in the result name); for example, cc stands for Concurrency analysis. Hover over a result name in the list to see the full path to the result file.

Click the Getting Started link to open a reference page providing links to the most important local and online documentation resources and code samples.

When a VTune Amplifier project is created, you may explore basic product mechanisms that help you analyze data:

Standalone VTune Amplifier XE GUI

Use the toolbar to configure and control result collection. Click the button to open/close the Project Navigator. Use the VTune Amplifier result tabs to manage result data. You can view or change the result file location from the Project Properties dialog box.

Use the VTune Amplifier menu to control result collection, define and view project properties, and set various options:

Use the Project Navigator to manage the project and collected analysis results.

Click the (change) link to select a viewpoint, a preset configuration of windows/panes for an analysis result. For each analysis type, you can switch among several viewpoints to focus on particular performance metrics.

Switch between window tabs to explore the analysis type configuration options and collected data provided by the selected viewpoint.

Use the Grouping drop-down menu to choose a granularity level for grouping data in the grid.

Use the filter toolbar to filter out the result data according to the selected categories.

Running amplxe-gui from Command Line

You may run the VTune Amplifier standalone GUI (amplxe-gui) from the command line as follows:

  1. (VTune Amplifier XE only) To open a command window with the environment set up to run the VTune Amplifier XE product, click: Start > All Programs > Intel Parallel Studio XE version > Command Prompt > Parallel Studio XE and select the desired environment, such as IA-32 Visual Studio 2012 Mode.

  2. To modify the environment of an already open command window or set up the environment manually, execute the amplxe-vars batch file. For example, if you installed the VTune Amplifier XE using the default directory, type: C:\[Program Files]\Intel\VTune Amplifier XE <version>\amplxe-vars.bat.

    In both cases, the batch file displays the product name and the build number. You can now use the amplxe-cl and amplxe-gui commands.

  3. Run the standalone graphical interface of the VTune Amplifier as follows:

    > amplxe-gui <path>

    where <path> is one of the following:

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

    • full path to a project file (config.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, run:

> amplxe-gui "C:\Documents and Settings\myuser\My Documents\Amplifier\Projects\tachyon\config.amplxeproj"

Para obter mais informações sobre otimizações de compiladores, consulte Aviso sobre otimizações.