Chapter 1. Introduction

The Intel® Trace Analyzer is a graphical tool that displays and analyzes event trace data generated by the Intel® Trace Collector. It helps in detecting performance problems, programming errors or in understanding the behavior of the application. This document describes the feature set of the Intel Trace Analyzer.

1.1. Notation and Terms

The term "process" 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 "thread" only if it is applicable. This is done to avoid confusing MPI application programmers who normally use the term "process" instead of "thread".

Figure 1-1. The Intel® Trace Analyzer