User and Reference Guide

  • 2021
  • 03/26/2021
  • Public Content

About This Document

This guide describes the features of the Intel® Trace Analyzer in two main sections:
  • User Guide – provides the usage instructions on Intel® Trace Analyzer and description of all its GUI elements.
  • Graphical User Interface – provides detailed description of all GUI elements available in Intel® Trace Analyzer.
  • Intel® Trace Analyzer Reference – provides the reference information for Intel® Trace Analyzer and introduces its main concepts.
F1 Help Availability
Intel Trace Analyzer provides the context-sensitive help available by pressing the F1 button on keyboard. By default, when you press the button, the online version of this document is opened in a browser. If you have an offline copy of this document downloaded from Intel® Software Development Products Registration Center, you can point to the document by setting the
environment variable. In this case, a help page associated with the currently opened chart or dialog will open upon pressing F1.
Notational Conventions
The following conventions are used in this document.
This type style
Introduces new terms, denotation of terms, placeholders, or titles of manuals.
The term
in this documentation implicitly includes thread.
This type style
Denotes GUI elements
This type style
Commands, arguments, options
traceanalyzer --cli trace.stf -c0 -w
<this type style>
Placeholders for actual values
Introduces UNIX* commands
$ ls
Indicates a menu item inside a menu
Main Menu > File > Quit
The term
in this documentation implicitly includes thread. As soon as the Intel® Trace Analyzer loads a trace file that was generated running a multithreaded application, the GUI uses the term
only if it is applicable. This is done to avoid confusing MPI application programmers who normally use the term process instead of thread.

Product and Performance Information


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