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Intel® Trace Analyzer1
 
Overview
Graphically Analyze Runtime Event Traces
Features and Benefits
Graphical User Interface Provides Display Variants
Performance
Optimized Analysis and Display
Compatibility
Standard X-Windows* Displays
Support
Intel® Premier Support Included with Every License
Requirements
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Overview
Intel® Cluster Tools assist developers and managers of distributed systems to obtain the best performance.
Intel® Trace Analyzer1 provides a convenient way to graphically analyze the runtime event traces of Intel® Trace Collector1, allowing developers to quickly focus on the desired level of detail. Intel Trace Analyzer provides several graphical displays for visualizing application runtime behavior. The timeline and parallelism display shows per-process application activities and message passing along a time axis. Source code location is available with the required compiler support. Statistical displays help developers visualize the analysis of program execution and communication operations. Most displays are available in global and preprocess variants. The timeline view can be zoomed and scrolled. Statistics can be restricted to arbitrary portions of the timeline display.
Intel® Trace Analyzer
Graphically Analyze Runtime Event Traces
Ease of use — Provides a convenient way to graphically analyze runtime event traces produced by MPI and other applications, enabling developers to quickly focus on the desired level of detail to find performance hotspots and bottlenecks
Hierarchical displays — Addresses display scalability, allowing developers to navigate through the trace data at different levels of abstraction (cluster, node, and process)
Variety of graphical displays — Provides important aspects of the application runtime behavior in detailed and aggregate views
Timeline views and parallelism display — Displays application activities, source code locations of events, and message-passing along a time axis, allowing developers to visualize the concurrent behavior of parallel applications, and to calculate statistics on demand for specific time intervals and processes
Communication statistics — Provides communication metrics for an arbitrary time interval and message-length distribution
Execution statistics — Displays subroutine execution metrics for an arbitrary time interval and shows call-tree comparisons between different program runs


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Features and Benefits
Display application activities and message — passing along a time axis to help visualize concurrent behavior of parallel applications
Focus on the desired level of detail to identify performance hotspots and bottlenecks
View a hierarchical display to address display scalability
Identify communication hotspots
Analyze the performance of subroutines or code blocks
Learn about communication patterns, parameters, and performance
Evaluate load balancing

Timeline Display of Application Trace Data - Click to view
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Graphical User Interface Provides Display Variants

Most displays are available in global and per-process variants. Statistics can be restricted to arbitrary parts of the trace. Multiple traces produced by the same application can be compared to assess optimizations. With a fast, graphical user interface, developers can easily control displays and statistics on large data sets by using:
Object point-and-zoom for enhanced detail
Context-sensitive sub-menus
Coupled displays with automatic updates of statistics recomputation
PERFORMANCE
Optimized Analysis and Display
Intel Visual Fortran Compiler is designed to take advantage of the performance features of the Intel architecture, both IA-32 and Itanium 2 processors. Advanced optimization features, such as interprocedural optimization and profile guided optimization, can help developers deliver even more processor performance. Intel Visual Fortran also provides support for threaded application development and optimization through OpenMP 2.0 and the auto-parallelization and auto-vectorization options.
COMPATIBILITY
Standard X-Windows* Displays
Compaq Visual Fortran compiler front-end language features have been combined with Intel back-end code-generation and optimization features to form Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 8.0 for Windows. Over 250 commands and synonyms that are common to both CVF and Intel Fortran make it easy for Compaq Visual Fortran and Intel Visual Fortran developers to use the compiler. The compiler plugs into the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET environment, offering developers the leading Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Windows-based Fortran development.
SUPPORT
Intel® Premier Support Included with Every License
Every purchase of an Intel® Software Development Product includes a year of support services, which provides access to Intel® Premier Support and all product updates during that time. Intel Premier Support gives you online access to technical notes, application notes, and documentation. Install the product, and then register to get support and product update information.
REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software
For IA-32 and Intel Itanium processor system requirements visit Intel's Web site.

1Intel® Trace Analyzer, formerly marketed as Vampir. Intel® Trace Collector, formerly marketed as Vampirtrace.

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