Use of NVIDIA Tools Extension under Visual Studio 2010

I’m trying to use the NVIDIA Tools Extension to perform a more accurate performance assessment of a CUDA code with the Visual Profiler. I’m using Visual Studio 2010 for developing the code.

To setup Visual Studio 2010 for this feature, I have added

Properties -> Linker -> General -> Additional Library Directories -> $(NVTOOLSEXT_PATH)\lib$(Platform);

Properties -> Linker -> General -> Input -> Additional Dependencies -> nvToolsExt32_1.lib;

However, when I use


the compiler says

Error 1 error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘nvToolsExt’: No such file or directory
The environmental variable NVTOOLSEXT_PATH is set as

NVTOOLSEXT_PATH=C:\Program Files\NVIDIA GPU Computing Toolkit\nvToolsExt\

but the directory C:\Program Files\NVIDIA GPU Computing Toolkit\nvToolsExt\ is not present on my system and so I think that the NVIDIA Tools Extension is not installed.

I have two questions:

  1. Is the above procedure to set up Visual Studio 2010 for the NVIDIA Tools Extension feature correct?
  2. How to install the tools?

Thanks in advance.

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