Edit 2016-02-19: By chance, I found out, what I wrote below is not true. NVIDIA supplies a bundled App for OS X for Nsight (and also for the Visual Profiler,
nvvp). They are located at
libnvvp/nvvp.app. Just create aliases from there to your
/Applications/ folder and you’re done. Easy!
I leave the rest below for completeness.
Usually, the program is started via command line invocation (»
nsight«, resolved to
/Developer/NVIDIA/CUDA-7.5/bin/nsight or the likes via your
To start it as a more proper OS X App, AppleScript can be used. Open
Script Editor.app (in
/Applications/Utilities/) and paste the following
run application "/Developer/NVIDIA/CUDA-7.5/bin/nsight"
modifying the path to the executable accordingly.
Save the file as a program in
~/Applications/) and, voila, you can start it with Spotlight or Alfred.
To change the icon of the app, select it in Finder, hit
⌘+i, select the icon on the upper left side and paste (
⌘+v) an image from clipboard – e.g. a cutout from the logo on the official NVIDIA webpage for Nsight Eclipse edition.