To launch your project with Tau either select the Profile button from the profile launch configuration window, select your launch configuration from the dropdown menu of the profile button or, if your desired configuration is already selected, simply click on the profile button.
If a perfdmf database is configured and available, Tau profile data will be saved there. Trace data and other performance data output will be stored in your project's top level directory. If a perfdmf database is not available or you have selected to save profile data on the file system profile output will appear in a Profiles directory in your project's top level directory. Profiles are organized in sub-directories by the Tau configuration options used to generate them and the time-stamp of their creation.