This section summarizes the new features in this release of the Performance Analyzer and related tools. For more information, see the Help in Performance Analyzer and man pages for each command-line tool.
The Performance Analyzer UI has been redesigned with new navigation features, new Overview and Welcome screens. See User Interface Redesign.
The timeline features improved data display, navigation, and filtering. See Timeline Improvements.
Source and Disassembly data views have syntax highlighting and hyperlinks for navigation. See Source and Disassembly Improvements for more information.
Call Tree view has new graphic indicators and navigation improvements. See Call Tree Improvements for more information.
Profiling of Java applications is easier to perform. See Java Profiling Improvements.
Data collection and presentation for memoryspace profiling has been improved. See Memoryspace Profiling Improvements.
New metrics can be calculated in hardware counter experiments. See New Derived Metrics: CPI and IPC for more information.
Experiments recorded on any platform can be read with the Performance Analyzer or er_print utility running on any other platform. See Cross-Platform Analysis.
Performance Analyzer can now be used remotely from Windows or Mac machines, or from Oracle Solaris or Linux machines that do not have a full Oracle Solaris Studio installation. See Remote Use of Performance Analyzer.
The tools now support I/O tracing of the target program. See New I/O Data View.
A new Heap view provides improved display of heap tracing data to help find memory leaks. See New Heap Data View.
For details, see the Help in Performance Analyzer.