Intel® Distribution for GDB* System Requirements

Version: 2021.4   Last Updated: 09/24/2021


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

Supported Host Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported.

Linux* Host

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

Windows* Host

  • Windows* 10, 64-bit
  • Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit installation
  • Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit installation for OpenMP
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 or 2019
  • For GPU offload, install Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* can download it at Intel® Graphics - Windows® 10 DCH Driver.

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 here:
    • Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* version
    • Note: see Installation Guide for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits on how to install the GPU driver

Development Environment


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

Microsoft* Visual Studio

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and 2019

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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