VTune is not adequately functional on AMD platforms, and this is an intentional management decision. It would not hurt to file a premier.intel.com issue on that subject, pointing out your needs in terms of supporting an Intel product, not that this will influence matters. I think the direction is toward the native linux support. I concur with the advice to file an issue on premier, asking to try the native Itanium GUI beta version, provided that your expectations aren't too high. I did find that its limitations were no worse for me than the limitations of the released remote collector version.
Interestingly, we asked premier.intel.com to be a beta tester,
the following was their reply:
The VTune Analyzer 8.1 will support SGI ProPack 4 on Itanium 2. The Beta program is planned to start at the end of July. The Beta program availability will be announced through Premier Support. Do you have any other questions on this?
Regards, Intel VTune Performance Analyzer Support
Does it mean that 8.1 beta is unavailable yet? From reading this
message board Ihad got the impression that there
were many people thathad been testing it for quite a while.