Intel® Advisor User Guide

ID 766448
Date 11/07/2023

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Window: Survey Report

After running the Vectorization and Code Insights perspective, Intel Advisor generates a Survey report that helps you identify top time-consuming and non- or under-vectorized functions/loops.


There are many controls available to help you focus on the data most important to you, including the following:


Click the control to save a read-only result snapshot you can view any time.

Intel Advisor stores only the most recent analysis result. Visually comparing one or more snapshots to each other or to the most recent analysis result can be an effective way to judge performance improvement progress.

To open a snapshot, choose File > Open > Result...


Click the various Filter controls to temporarily limit displayed data based on your criteria.


Click the control to view loops in non-executed code paths for various instruction set architectures (ISAs). Prerequisites:

  • Compile the target application for multiple code paths using the Intel compiler.

  • Enable the Analyze loops in not executed code path checkbox in Project Properties > Analysis Target > Survey Hotspots Analysis.


This toggle control currently combines two features: The View Configurator and the Smart Mode filter.

  • View Configurator - Toggle on the Customize View control to choose the view layout to display: Default, Smart Mode, or a customized view layout. To create a customized view layout you can apply to this and other projects:

    1. Click the Settings control next to the View Layout drop-down list to open the Configure Columns dialog box.

    2. Choose an existing view layout in the Configuration drop-down list.

    3. Enable/disable columns to show/hide.

      Outcome: Copy n is added to the name of the selected view layout in the Configuration drop-down list.

    4. Click the Rename button and supply an appropriate name for the customized view layout.

    5. Click OK to save the customized view layout.

  • Smart Mode Filter - Toggle on the Customize View control to temporarily limit displayed data to the top potential candidates for optimization based on Total CPU Time (the time your application spends actively executing a function/loop and its callees). In the Top drop-down list, choose one of the following:

    • The Number of top loops/functions to display

    • The Percent of Total CPU Time the displayed loops/functions must equal or exceed



Click the button to search for specific data.


Click the tab to open various Intel Advisor reports or views.


Right-click a column header to:

  • Hide the associated report column.

  • Resume showing all available report columns.

  • Open the Configure Columns dialog box (see #4 for more information).


Click the toggle to show all available columns in a column set, and resume showing a limited number of preset columns in a column set.


Click the control to:

  • Show options for customizing data in a column or column set.

  • Open the Configure Columns dialog box (see #4 for more information).

For example, click the control in the Compute Performance column set to:

  • Show data for floating-point operations only, for integer operations only, or for the sum of floating-point and integer operations.

  • Determine what is counted as an integer operation in integer calculations:

    • Choose Show Pure Compute Integer Operations to count only ADD, MUL, IDIV, and SUB operations.

    • Choose Show All Operations Processing Integer Data to count ADD, ADC, SUB, MUL, IMUL, DIV, IDIV, INC/DEC, shift, and rotate operations.


Click the control to show/hide a chart that helps you visualize actual performance against hardware-imposed performance ceilings, as well as determine the main limiting factor (memory bandwidth or compute capacity), thereby providing an ideal roadmap of potential optimization steps.


Click a data row in the top of the Survey Report to display more data specific to that row in the bottom of the Survey Report. Double-click a loop data row to display a Survey Source window. To more easily identify data rows of interest:

  • = Vectorized function

  • = Vectorized loop

  • = Scalar function

  • = Scalar loop


Click a checkbox to mark a loop for deeper analysis.


If present, click the image to display code-specific how-can-I-fix-this-issue? information in the Recommendations pane.


If present, click the image to view the reason automatic compiler vectorization failed in the Why No Vectorization? pane.


Click the control to show/hide the Workflow pane.