sorry to bring up such an old post, but i can't figure out how to install VTune 8.0 without root privileges... I couldn't find anything in the included documentation. Can anybody shed some light on this, i'm lost!
Any user in the default group "vtune" can run the analyzer. It's absolutely not true that only root can it.
(If the installer selected a different group other than "vtune", then, members of whatever group was selected can run the analyzer. If you aren't sure what group was picked during the install, check out the install log in the /var/log subdir.)
Simon, have you tried installing a GUI - only install?