Is there an official guide for general Exploration for sandy bridge Microarchitecture. I found some presentations by intel on it . I know there is an awesome guide for Nehalum but I could not find anything similar for Sandy Bridge.
General Exploration Analysis includes many "commonly use" events, and also give out results(indicators) in report by usingmany Formulas, mentioned in above guideline.
I am doing collection for a sandybridge target, but my viewer is core2. I run the target collections all from the commandline.
After reading the contents of the link from above (http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/using-intel-vtune-amplifier-xe-to-tune-software-on-the-2nd-generation-intel-core-processor-family/), I'd like to be able to run the same configurations listed in the GUI; but from my core2 viewer, it doesn't show me what the settings for sandybridge are. Instead, if I click around in the Sandy Bridge area, it says "This anlysis type is only defined for processors based on the intel micro...Sandy Bridge...". Since I need to run the gather from the target commandline, can you point me to where I could see what the exact commandline looks like for each of the sandybridge analysis types in the gui?
I answered my own question: under those menu items for sandybridge, way down on the lower right there's a button for "commandline". Press that, and the commandline is revealed. On the dialog that pops up, you'll see a couple of options; uncheck the "Hide knobs with default values" to see even more.