Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit Release Notes

Version: 2022.1   Published: 04/29/2020  

Last Updated: 01/18/2022

Where to Find the Release

https://software.intel.com/en-us/oneapi

Also reference the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit Release Notes for additional information.

System Requirements

Please see the Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit System Requirements.

Major Features Supported

New in 2022.1.2 Product Release for Linux* only

  • Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit version 2022.1.2 has been updated to include functional and security updates including Apache Log4j* version 2.17.1. Users should update to the latest version as it becomes available.

New in 2022.1.1 Product Release for Linux only

  • Intel oneAPI HPC Toolkit 2022.1.1 for Linux has been updated to use Log4j version 2.16 and may not include the latest functional and security updates. Intel oneAPI HPC Toolkit 2022.1.2 is targeted to be released in January 2022 and will include additional functional and/or security updates. Customers should update to the latest version as it becomes available.

New in 2022.1

Toolkit Level Updates

  • Intel® Fortran Compiler, based on LLVM technology, is now fully production-ready for CPUs and GPUs.

Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler 2022

  • The Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler adds new SYCL 2020 features and extensions, and expands its OpenMP 5.x support.
  • New platform optimizations for recently released and upcoming Intel® Processors.

Intel® C++ Compiler Classic 2021.5

  • The Intel® C++ Compiler Classic has been updated to include recent versions of 3rd party components, which include functional and security updates.

Intel® Fortran Compiler 2022

  • The new Intel® Fortran Compiler, based on modern LLVM technology, released with support for Intel® CPUs and GPUs.
  • The Intel Fortran Compiler provides broad standards support with OpenMP 5.1 compute offload to GPUs, near complete support for Fortran 2003, and substantial support for Fortran 2008.
  • New platform optimizations for recently released and upcoming Intel® Processors.

Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic 2021.5

  • The Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic has been updated to include recent versions of 3rd party components, which include functional and security updates.

Intel® Cluster Checker 2022.1

  • Find fabrics more quickly with new automation.
  • Increased flexibility to see see execution warnings in the output log file.
  • Check available default collection methods and set flags more quickly through command line options.

Intel® MPI Library 2021.5

  • Get faster results from your distributed memory applications running on Google Cloud (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Intel® Inspector 2022.1

  • Intel® Inspector has been updated to include recent versions of 3rd party components, which include functional and security updates.

Visual Studio Code Extensions for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

  • DevCloud Connector for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits:
    • Selection of the node with desired HW in settings with short description. Connection to this node.
    • Error handling if selected node is unavailable.
    • PBS job created by extension is now named as "vscode".
    • Connection time reduced  to 30 sec (from 45-50 sec).
  • GDB with GPU Debug Support for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits:
    • Offline help page for Intel® Distribution for GDB commands.
    • Quick default debug configuration settings feature.
    • Updates to address user experience issues.
  • Environment Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits:
    • oneAPI environment initialization in Windows now works without administrator rights.
    • Code Sample Browser for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits.
    • New command palette based method of browsing samples.
    • UI/UX improvement - auto-create new folder for selected sample.
    • UI/UX improvement - updates to settings reflected in real-time.
  • Analysis Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits:
    • Code completion snippets & hovers for FPGA attributes.

Diagnostics Utility for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

  • New supported operating systems:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
    • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 8.3
  • Ability to update compatibility data base from an online storage.
  • User experience improvements were done to reflect the user studies feedback.
  • This utility's sources are available in open source.
  • New implemented checks:
    • The oneapi_env_check shows the version information of the oneAPI products installed in the environment.
    • The dependencies_check verifies compatibility of oneAPI products versions and GPU drivers versions.
    • The debugger_check verifies if the environment is ready to use Intel® Distribution for GDB*.

 

Installation Instructions

Please see the Installation Guide for oneAPI Toolkits.

Known Issues

  • Latest GPU driver available at https://dgpu-docs.intel.com/ introduces an Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) build issue for OpenMP offload applications running on Gen9 iGPU when using oneAPI compilers. A fix for this issue will be available in the upcoming driver release. 
    For assistance with downgrading to a version of driver which does not have this issue, contact us via Graphics - Intel Communities.
  • Users who installed 2021.1 packages for Linux* via package managers YUM/DNF or Zypper may encounter errors during the upgrade process.  Please see https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/articles/news/yum-dnf-apt-zypper-packages-oneapi-2021-1-gold.html for details.
  • If you have chosen to download the Get Started Guide to use offline, viewing it in Chrome, may cause the text to disappear when the browser window is resized. To fix this problem, resize your browser window again, or use a different browser.
  • Diagnostics Utility for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits:
    • Diagnostics utility supports to run executing checkers only in .sh format.
    • Diagnostics utility may not find oneAPI system check if they installed in some custom directory.
    • Diagnostics utility doesn't run oneAPI system checks with root privileges.
    • If you would like to run all checks from a single checker and some check has dependency checks from other checker (checks that must be run before the desired check):
      • By the --single_checker option - the tool will not be able to find the dependencies and check will not be run.
      • By the --config and --filter options - the tool will not be able to find the dependencies and check will not be run. Workaround: Add dependency checks to run list.
      • The oneAPI products detection check will not find products version, if oneAPI installer cache was removed.

Deprecated/Removed Features

  • Support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor x200 “Knights Landing (KNL)” and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors “Knights Mill (KNM)” is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.  Intel® Xeon Phi™ customers should continue to use compilers, libraries, and tools from the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2020 and older PSXE releases, or compilers from the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit and Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit versions 2021.2 or 2021.1.
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017* is deprecated in this release and will be removed in a future version.

Tools Included in Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit

Previous oneAPI Releases

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Product and Performance Information

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