Profiler Quick Start Guide
Use the PGI Profiler (a/k/a PGPROF®) to help you analyze your application's performance.
There are two profiling modes: Command-line profiling and Visual profiling. You can enter the command-line mode by opening a shell and entering the commands that follow below. You can enter the graphical mode by typing pgprof in a command shell. You can follow this guide in either mode.
Using the PGI Profiler consists of two basic steps: Profiling your application and then analyzing the profile. Both steps can be accomplished in either mode. In command-line mode, two distinct commands are used to profile and analyze. In graphical mode, both profiling and analysis can be accomplished in the same session. Additionally, it's possible to save a profile either at the command-line or within graphical mode. The saved profile can be analyzed within the graphical mode by using the File | Import option.
For more information about the PGI Profiler, use the '--help' option in command-line mode or in graphical mode, use the Help | Contents menu item.