Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® GPA)
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Performance metrics on Linux/OpenGL


Dear Intel-friends,

I just started to work with GPA to tune some GPGPU code which is implemented via GLSL shaders in OpenGL. I am working on Linux. I managed to do a frame capture and can browse textures, render targets etc., but I cannot see any relevant performance metrics. The "metrics" pane only has one entry, "GPU duration". But I am looking for all the pipeline, sampler, etc., utilization metrics, that can be seen in the tutorial/demo videos. I already found the "View-fine-grainded system-wide GPU metrics" button in Graphics Monitor, but toggling it did not change anything.

Did I miss anything?

At the end of this post is a dump from the "info" menu.





File Name: photoloc_shader_demo_2018_04_09__15_48_36
API: OpenGL 4.1
Resolution: 800x450
Device: i7nuc
Capture GPU: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Iris 6100 (Broadwell GT3)

Capture/Playback System Information
Operating System:
    Name: Ubuntu 17.10
    Locale: en_US

CPU Information:
    Architecture: x64
    Cores count: 2

GPU Information:
    Name: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
    Vendor id: 0x8086
    Product id: 0x162B

    Name: i7nuc
    Memory: 15929 MB
    Screen: 2560x1080, 24 bit

Graphics Performance Analyzers
    Version: 18.1.320246

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Hi Julius,

Thank you for downloading and installing Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers! I'm sorry that you are experiencing issues with the tool and with profiling your title.

We unfortunately do not support the same metrics across APIs or OSs. We do not currently support the metrics you are looking for, for OpenGL* on Ubuntu*... which is why you won't see them in the tool in the same way you were seeing on the tutorial videos. These videos are filmed on Windows* so the metrics that are visible in the tutorials are Windows* specific.

To see further details on what you should/shouldn't be able to see within the tool please visit our documentation page for Ubuntu* hosts.


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Other metrics were supported on Ubuntu 16.04 using previous version of Intel GPA (which haven't showed any metrics at all on my Arch, while the newest version shows at least GPU duration). You might want to try that.

However, this looks very interesting:

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