User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

ID 766319
Date 11/07/2023
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VTune Profiler Filenames and Locations

Intel® VTune™ Profiler generates the following file types:

Installation Information

Whether you downloaded Intel® VTune™ Profiler as a standalone component or with the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit, the default path for your <install-dir> is:

Operating System Path to <install-dir>

Windows* OS

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI\
  • C:\Program Files\Intel\oneAPI\

    (in certain systems)

Linux* OS

  • /opt/intel/oneapi/ for root users
  • $HOME/intel/oneapi/ for non-root users

macOS*

/opt/intel/oneapi/

For OS-specific installation instructions, refer to the VTune Profiler Installation Guide.

Analysis Result Files

File Type

Default Location

Result (*.vtune) produced with preset analysis type

The location of the result files is controlled by the user. The default location for VTune Profiler is:

  • On Linux: /root/intel/vtune/projects/[project directory]/r@@@{at}

  • On Windows:

    • VTune Profiler Results\[project name]\r@@@{at} directory in the solution directory (Visual Studio* IDE)

    • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Profiler XE\Projects\[project directory]\r@@@{at} directory (Standalone VTune Profiler GUI)

Result (*.vtune) produced with a custom analysis type

The location of the result files is controlled by the user. The default location for the VTune Profiler is:

  • On Linux: /root/intel/vtune/projects/[project directory]/r@@@

  • On Windows:

    • VTune Profiler Results\[project name]\r@@@ directory in the solution directory (Visual Studio* IDE)

    • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Profiler XE\Projects\[project directory]\r@@@ directory (Standalone VTune Profiler GUI)

To open a result from the standalone GUI, select Open > Result... from the menu and browse to the result file. To open a result from Visual Studio, double-click the node in the Solution Explorer.

Analysis Configuration Files

File Type

File Location

Preset analysis type (for example, hotspots.cfg)

config/analysis_type in the product installation directory.

Custom analysis type (for example, Hardware Event-based Sampling Analysis @@@.cfg, where @@@ is the next available number)

Windows: %APPDATA%\intel\Profiler XE\analysis_type

Linux: /root/.intel/vtune/analysis_type

Project File

File Type

File Location

Project (for example, *.vtuneproj)

The filename is controlled by the system. However, the file location is controlled by the user. The default location is:

  • On Linux: /root/intel/vtune/projects/[project directory]
  • On Windows:

    • VTune Profiler Results\[project name] directory in the solution directory (Visual Studio* IDE)

    • Profiler XE\Projects\[project directory] directory (Standalone Intel VTune Profiler GUI)

Examples

Run the Hotspots analysis and then run the Threading analysis. If you use the default naming convention and result location, the VTune Profiler names and saves the results in the following manner:

  • Standalone GUI Linux:

    • /root/intel/vtune/projects/r000hs/r000hs.vtune

    • /root/intel/vtune/projects/r001tr/r001tr.vtune

  • Standalone GUI Windows:

    • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Profiler XE\Projects\[project directory]\r000hs\r000hs.vtune

    • %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Profiler XE\Projects\[project directory]\r001tr\r001tr.vtune

  • Visual Studio IDE:

    • VTune Profiler Results\[project name]\r000hs\r000hs.vtune

    • VTune Profiler Results\[project name]\r001tr\r000tr.vtune

where

  • hs is the Hotspots analysis type

  • tr is the Threading analysis type