The Tachyon example contains an
executable for use with Locks and Waits analysis and another specific to the Hotsposts
analysis. This follows the flow of the Intel
VTune Amplifier XE 2011 Getting Started Tutorials (PDF)
which walks through each of the examples using workflow
methodology to resolve the issues in the respective Tachyon source code
I am not certain why there
are two executable instead of one for the sample labs. Perhaps someone else on the forum can chime
in on this.
In regards to compiler settings, it may depend on what you are attempting to accomplish, your environment, codebase, etc. The on-line help provides a good explanation with recommendations for compiler settings here as they specifically relate to Intel VTune Amplifier XE for Linux*. Additionally there are important notes / comments at the bottom of the help page that you may also find of interest.