Intel® Distribution for GDB* 2022 System Requirements

ID 759395
Updated 9/1/2022
Version 2022.2




This document provides details about hardware, operating system, and software prerequisites for the Intel® Distribution for GDB*.

Supported Host Operating Systems

These OS distributions are tested by Intel or known to work; other distributions may or may not work and are not recommended. If you have questions, access the Intel Community Forums when you need assistance.  If you have Commercial Support, create a support ticket.

Linux* Host

  • Linux*: Ubuntu* 18.x, 20.04, CentOS* 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)* 15 SP2, SP3, Fedora* 34, Rocky* Linux* 8, Oracle* Linux* 8 (all 64-bit extended)
  • Linux* kernel 4.15 or higher for GPU debugging
  • Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS)

Windows* Host

  • Windows* 10, Windows* 11 (all 64-bit extended)
  • Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit installation
  • Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit installation for OpenMP*

OS Deprecation Notice

These operating systems are deprecated in this release, Intel® oneAPI 2022.1, and will be removed in a future release:

  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 15 SP2
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS
  • CentOS* 7
  • Fedora 34
  • Fedora 35
  • Clear Linux*
  • Yocto

Supported Target Hardware Platforms

CPU Processors

  • Intel® Core™ Processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Performance processors


  • GPU Linux: Intel® HD Graphics Gen9 or higher, Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
  • GPU Windows: Intel® HD Graphics Gen9
  • FPGA: Emulation device only.

Software Requirements

For Linux* users

  • GNU* GCC* v5.1 or higher

For Windows* users

  • For GPU development, the following GPU drivers are required from Intel® Graphics - Windows® 10 DCH Driver:
    • Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows*
    • For the following list of processors copy gen_debugger_target_gen9.msi and execute it on the target:

      • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Skylake) (1903-21H1)
      • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Kaby Lake) (1903-21H1)
      • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake (1903+)
      • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Coffee Lake-R) (1903+)
      • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Comet Lake, Amber Lake) (1903+)
    • For the following list of processors copy gen_debugger_target.msi and execute it on the target:

      • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Ice Lake) (1903+)
      • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H) (1909+)
      • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake) (20H2+)
      • Intel® Core™ Processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology (Codename Lakefield) (1909+)
      • Intel® Atom®, Pentium® and Celeron® processor family (Codename Apollo Lake, Elkhart Lake) (1809+)
      • Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processor family (Codename Gemini Lake, Jasper Lake) (1903-21H1, 1909+)
      • Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1) (2004+)
    • Note: see Troubleshooting section on how to configure the driver depending on the GPU available
  • Note: see Installation Guide for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits on how to install the GPU driver
  • General Purpose Intel GPUs (GPGPU), see this article. Click the one labeled 20220830 for instructions to download and install.

    Intel® oneAPI 2022.3 is validated on Windows and Linux.

Development Environment


  • Eclipse v4.9 or above
  • Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) 9.3 or above

Microsoft* Visual Studio

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 or 2022

Using Microsoft*’s Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can install the native Linux distribution of Intel® oneAPI toolkits and libraries on Windows for CPU and GPU workflows. Details here.

Known Issue

Intel® oneAPI Toolkits 2022.1.3 and earlier and Intel® Parallel Studio XE (any version) do not support Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. On systems with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 installed, Intel® oneAPI and Intel® Parallel Studio XE installers may fail during installation, upgrade, modification, or uninstallation. Refer to this article for more information.

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) Extensions for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

The VS Code extensions for oneAPI Toolkits provide assistance to developers who are creating, debugging and profiling oneAPI applications. The Using Visual Studio Code with Intel® oneAPI Toolkits User Guide provides additional detail.
The following VS Code extensions are available in the VS Code marketplace:

  • Sample Browser for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
  • Environment Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
  • Analysis Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
  • GDB GPU Support for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
  • DevCloud Connector for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

See also:

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