Transitioning to Nsight Systems from NVIDIA Visual Profiler / nvprof

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/transitioning-nsight-systems-nvidia-visual-profiler-nvprof/

The Nsight suite of profiling tools now supersedes the NVIDIA Visual Profiler (NVVP) and nvprof. Let’s look at what this means for NVIDIA Visual Profiler or nvprof users. Before diving in, let’s first review what is not changing. The Assess, Parallelize, Optimize, Deploy (“APOD”) methodology is the same. When profiling a workload you will continue to…

I got the following error message,

# __PREFETCH=off nsys profile -o noprefetch --stats=true ./add_cuda

unrecognised option '--stats=true'

Is the above '--stats=true' option right?

What version of Nsight Systems are you using? The examples in this article require version 2019.3.6 or later.

when I try to run nsys, it throws up an error:

Error: Nsight Systems 2019.3.7 hasn't been installed with CUDA Toolkit 10.1

What can I do