Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements

Last Updated: 01/05/2022

By Sravani Konda

Overview

This article contains the common system requirements for Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit. For component level system requirements, please scroll down and click on each component link for details.

Common Hardware Requirements

CPU Processor:

Systems based on Intel® 64 architectures below are supported both as host and target platforms.

  • Intel® Core™ processor family or higher
  • Intel® Xeon® processor family
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family

Accelerators:

Disk Space:

  • ~3 GB of disk space (minimum) if only installing compiler and its libraries: Intel oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler, Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool, Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Library and Intel® Threading Building Block
  • Maximum of ~24 GB diskspace if installing all components

NOTE: During the installation process, the installer may need up to 6 GB of additional temporary disk storage to manage the download and intermediate installation files.

Memory:

Common Software Requirements

Operating System Requirements

The operating systems listed below are supported on Intel® 64 Architecture. Individual tools may support additional operating systems and architecture configurations. See the individual tool release notes for full details.

For developing applications for offloading to accelerators like GPU or FPGA, a specific version of GPU driver is required for the supported operating system. Please visit Installation Guide for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits "Install Intel GPU Drivers" section for up to date information.

Note: 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.

For Linux*

  • GNU* Bash is required for local installation and for setting up the environment to use the toolkit.
For CPU Host/Target Support
Linux distrubtion for CPU Host/Target Supported Components
Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.x Intel® VTune™ Profiler, Intel® Advisor, Intel® Threading Building Blocks (oneTBB)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 8.x All 
Rocky Linux 8 All except Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler
Oracle Linux 8 All except Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 15 SP2, SP3 All except Intel® oneAPI Video Processing Library (oneVPL)
Fedora* 34, 35 All except FPGA
Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS All
Ubuntu* 20.04 LTS All
CentOS* 7

All except Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler

Debian* 9, 10 All except Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler and FPGA
Clear Linux only oneTBB
 
For GPU Accelerator Support for GPU
Linux distribution for GPU Accelerators Supported Components Additional Software Requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 All except oneVPL, Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel IPP) kernel 4.11 or higher
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS All except oneVPL & Intel IPP kernel 4.11 or higher
SUSE  Linux Enterprize Server* 15 SP2, SP3 All except oneVPL & Intel IPP kernel 4.11 or higher

 

Please follow the instructions on how to install the driver


For Windows*

For CPU Support

OS (for CPU) Supported Components
Windows* 11 All
Windows* 10 All except oneCCL
Windows Server 2016* All
Windows Server 2019* All

 

For GPU Accelerator Support for iGPU

OS (for GPU) Supported Components
Windows* 11 All except oneCCL, oneVPL & Intel IPP
Windows* 10 All except oneCCL, oneVPL & Intel IPP

 

For macOS*

for CPU only Supported Components

macOS* 12 & 

macOS 11.0

  • Intel® oneAPI Data Analytics Library
  • Intel® oneAPI Deep Neural Network Library
  • Intel® oneAPI Math Kernel Library
  • Intel® oneAPI Threading Building Blocks
  • Intel® Advisor (viewer only)
  • Intel® Distribution for Python*
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Cryptography
  • Intel® VTune™ Profiler (viewer only)
macOS 10 Deprecated started with 2022.1 release

Development Tools

Diagnostics Utility for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

The Diagnostics Utility for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits is designed to diagnose the system status for using Intel® products. With this utility, you can identify errors such as:

  • Permissions errors for the current user
  • Missing driver or an incompatible version of a driver
  • Incompatible version of the Operating System

To learn more, see the Diagnostics Utility for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits User Guide.

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:

Eclipse*

Micsosoft Visual Studio*

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017, 2019 or 2022 Community, Enterprise and Professional Editions with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed

oneAPI Toolkits on Microsoft* Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2)

Known Issues

  • When installing on Rocky Linux using the YUM repository or the binary package, the installer prints an unsupported OS warning message.  That can be safely ignored for this release.
  • GPU offload applications using extensive multi-threading (>2 threads) may experience hangs or time out which can be recovered only though a hard reset or power cycling of the system for the following Linux Distributions. The issue occurs when reading/writing data to the Intel GPU while making extensive use of multi-threading due to a defect in older Linux kernels. 
    Kernel/distribution Problem occurs Problem does not occur
    RedHat Enterprise Linux RHEL 8.4 (kernel 4.18.0-305) and older RHEL 8.5 (kernel 4.18.0-348)
    SUSE Linux SLES15 SP3 and older SLES15 SP4 beta
    Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu releases older than 20.04.03 Ubuntu 20.04.03 (kernel 5.11.0-40-generic #44~20.04.2-ubuntu)*

    Preferred Workaround: Upgrade to a Linux distribution where the defect has been fixed. Note that the software will run, but a warning message will appear in kernel logs.
    GPU software for Ubuntu 20.04.03 is available now via https://dgpu-docs.intel.com. Note that the software will run, but a warning message will appear in kernel logs.
    GPU software for RHEL 8.5. will be available in Q1 2022 at the same location.
    GPU software for SLES15 SP4 will be available shortly after general availability of SLES15 SP4.
    Alternative Workaround: Do not use extensive multi-threading in GPU-enabled applications, i.e. keep the number of threads no more than 2. For example, for applications using the oneAPI MPI library, use the single threaded version of the MPI run-time library, rather than the multi-threaded version. Set the environment variable I_MPI_THREAD_SPLIT=0 to use the single threaded version of MPI.
  • In 2022.1 release oneCCL, oneVPL, Advisor and Vtune are not supported on WSL2 for GPU.

Deprecation Notices

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

    • Windows Server 2016*
    • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 7
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 15 SP2​
    • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS
    • ​CentOS*
    • Fedora 34
    • Fedora 35
    • Clear Linux*
    • Yocto
    • ​macOS* 11
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 integration is deprecated starting in 2022.0 release and will be removed in a future release.

System Requirements of All Included Tools

One common requirements for Linux*: GNU* Bash is required for local installation and for setting up the environment to use the toolkit.

For new features or known issues, please read the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit Release Notes.

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Product and Performance Information

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