Intel® Advisor User Guide

ID 766448
Date 3/31/2023

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Launching the Flow Graph Analyzer

The Flow Graph Analyzer executable and all its supporting files are located in the directory <advisor-install-dir>/fga/fga. To launch it, go to this directory and do the following:

Operating System

To run from an executable

To run from command line

Windows* OS

Double-click fga.exe.


Linux* platforms

  1. Add . to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

  2. Double-click fga in the <advisor-install-dir>/fga/fga.

  1. Open a command prompt application from <advisor-install-dir>/fga/fga.

  2. Run the from the command line, which automatically sets the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and then starts the executable.


  1. Add . to your DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

  2. Add ./Frameworks to the DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH environment variable.

  3. Run the fga executable in the <advisor-install-dir>/fga/fga.

  1. Open a command prompt application from <advisor-install-dir>/fga/fga.

  2. Run from the command line.


Moving the executable to a different location may cause the application to fail.

On Windows* OS without the Microsoft Visual Studio* runtime components, you may encounter the following error when launching the Flow Graph Analyzer application:

Solution: Download the Microsoft Visual Studio* runtime components and install them before running the application.

Flow Graph Collector

The Flow Graph Collector allows you to capture a topology and execution trace information of a running flow graph application. You can load this captured data to the Flow Graph Analyzer for closer inspection of the graph described by the application and the performance data for the graph. See the Scalability Analysis section for the steps to build your application with enabled traces and to capture the trace information. See the Collecting Traces from Applications for instructions on how to use the Flow Graph Analyzer for analyzing the performance of flow graph applications after a trace has been collected.