Intel Corporation has demonstrated its latest version of the VTune Performance Analyzer. Additional features make application performance tuning easier and more efficient for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET developers building applications on Intel-based platforms.
During his keynote at the VSLive! show in San Francisco, Will Swope, vice president and co-general manager of Intel’s Software and Solutions Group, demonstrated the beta version 6.0 of the Analyzer. The new tool, due in April, supports the Intel Pentium 4, Intel Xeon and Itanium processors and the Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor – M.
‘The latest version of the VTune Performance Analyzer is designed to give the developer using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET a close look into the application code to pinpoint bottlenecks and then optimize the code so that it performs at the highest levels on Intel-based platforms,’ said Swope.
New features include an updated user interface and an enhanced call graph. The VTune Performance Analyzer also includes multi-threaded support so that developers can tune their applications to take advantage of Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology appearing later this quarter in the Intel Xeon processor family for dual and multi-processor servers. The new integrated Intel Tuning Assistant provides system and source level tuning insights based on operating system and CPU performance counters, making the tool an integral part of the application optimization process.
The VTune Performance Analyzer collects, analyzes and displays software performance data from the system-wide view down to a specific function, module or instruction in a developer’s source code. The tool helps developers easily recognize potential performance bottlenecks and produce a higher level of performance and competitiveness for their applications. With support for Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET, C/C++, Fortran, Assembler and Microsoft Visual Basic, version 6.0 will be available for $699. The beta version of the tool is available today to all developers, including those that are participating in the Early Access Programs for the Intel Xeon, Itanium and Pentium 4 processor families.