Please find below a short update on VTune Amplifier product development.
We continue being focused on various I/O aspects. Our new cookbook recipe IO Issues: High Latency and Low PCIe Bandwidth might help you identify and fix storage issues. Stay tuned for the “SPDK performance analysis with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier” article coming soon.:)
In addition to that, we are working on the analysis of user space activity inside KVM virtual machine from the host. This is an important step to implement a VNF (Virtualized Network Functions) profiling capability.
As part of usability improvements, we consider adding an “entry point analysis” to help navigate you thru the tuning flow. The idea is to detect the most obvious issues of the app performance (dominant hotspots, poor core utilization, high CPI) and provide guidance for in-depth analysis or tuning advice. The performance statistics and insight of such an analysis may look as follows