Intel's Quality and Performance Tools are included in its Product Suite offering, however these applications can be purchased separately. Below see Intel's best in class quality and performance tools that deliver proactive error checking, innovative threading assistant, identification of multicore performance bottlenecks and crucial memory and threading defects early in the development cycle.

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Intel VTune Amplifier XE

Intel VTune Amplifier XE is threading and performance profiling software for C/C++ and Fortran developers who need to understand serial and parallel behavior to improve performance and scalability. The next generation of Intel VTune Performance Analyzer, Intel VTune Amplifier XE is part of Intel Parallel Studio XE, the all-in-one parallel processing software for serial and parallel C/C++ applications. (Formerly Intel VTune Performance Analyzer with Intel Thread Profiler)   

As a software performance analyzer of Windows*and Linux* application behavior, Intel VTune Amplifier XE removes the guesswork by providing quick access to scaling information for faster and improved decision making. Fine-tune for optimal performance, ensuring cores are fully exploited and new processor capabilities are supported to the fullest.

Features

  • Accurate performance data—Without data you are just guessing about the location of the performance bottleneck and can easily waste a lot of time.

  • Easy setup—We’ve added a number of pre-defined performance profiling experiments to the full custom capabilities of earlier versions of Intel VTune analyzer. This makes it easier to get great profiling information without needing to know microarchitectural details.

  • Powerful profile analysis—Getting good profiling data is only the first step. We’ve added a number of features like the timeline, filtering, and frame analysis to help turn that data into actionable information.

  • Tune threaded and non-threaded code—Identify the threads and synchronization objects that impact performance. See the distribution of work to threads and pinpoint load imbalances.

  • Low overhead—Collecting data always has a cost. Intel VTune Amplifier XE keeps the overhead low, making data collection faster and the results more accurate.

  • Normal production build—Use a production build with symbols from your normal compiler or assembler. No special builds are required.

  • C++, Fortran, assembly, and more—Use compilers from any vendor (Microsoft*, GCC, Intel) that follow platform standards.

  • Intel processors and non-Intel processors—Many of the profiling features work on both genuine Intel processors and compatible processors. Some features, which use the on-chip performance monitoring unit, require a genuine Intel processor for data collection, but the results can be saved and analyzed on any compatible processor.

  • Windows* or Linux*, 32 bit and 64 bit—Both Windows and Linux versions are available. Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server, RHEL, Fedora, and Suse. See the release notes for details.

  • Windows: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005*, 2008*, and 2010* Integration—Integrate performance analysis into the Microsoft Visual Studio environment or run standalone.

  • Linux: No root privileges required—Root privileges are not required for basic performance analysis. Installation of the driver for event-based sampling (EBS) requires root access, but it can be done later if needed.


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