Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler System Requirements

Published: 11/19/2021  

Last Updated: 11/19/2021


Learn more about the hardware, operating system, and software prerequisites for this compiler and library.

Hardware Requirements

CPU Processor Requirements

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

Requirements for Accelerators

​Memory Requirements

  • 16 GB is for CPU and GPU development
  • FPGA development:
    • 48 GB for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA
    • 64 GB for Intel® FPGA PAC D5005 (recommended)

NOTE: Intel recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal to the recommended physical RAM necessary to process your design.

Software Requirements


Operating Systems

CPU Host/Target Intel Integrated Graphics (GPU)​ FPGA
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 8.1
  • CentOS* 8.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)* 15 SP2, SP3


  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS
  • RHEL 8.1
  • SLES 15 SP2, SP3
  • Linux kernel 4.11 or higher

Intel® Iris® Xe MAX Graphics(DG1):

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • RHEL/CentOS 8
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS
  • SLES 15 SP2, SP3


- For hardware compiles on FPGA, you must use Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit. Refer to Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements for more information.
- FPGAs do not officially support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 OS. However, if you want to compile your FPGA designs on RHEL 7.4 OS, refer to Compiling Intel® oneAPI DPC++ FPGA Designs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)* 7.4 OS.
- Programs using the AC datatypes feature cannot run in the emulation flow on RHEL 7 systems. AC datatypes feature provides support for variable-precision integers and variable-precision floating-point data types. For more information, see Variable-Precision Integer and Floating-Point Support section in the Intel® oneAPI DPC++ FPGA Optimization Guide.
- The Ubuntu Server 18.04 with Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel is not supported and there is no plan to support it for this release.

OS Deprecation Notice

OS version Notice of Change Final Support Release


Starting with the oneAPI 2021.4 release, SLES 15 SP1 will no longer be supported.

Support of SLES 15 SP3 begins 2021.4 and we will continue to support SLES SP2

2021.3 is the final release to support SLES 15 SP1
CentOS 8.x

Starting with the oneAPI 2022.1 software release, CentOS 8.x will no longer be supported.
See EOL notice from Red Hat - []

2021.4 will be the final release to support CentOS 8.x

Developer Tools

  • GNU* Compiler Collection (GCC*): 7 or higher
  • Supported minimum versions of distributed libraries that the compilers are built on: GCC - 7.3.0, BINUTILS- 2.29, GLIBC-2.26
  • Eclipse* developers: Eclipse 4.16 and 4.17
  • GPU Development:
  • FPGA Development:
  • Development with Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Library:
    • Use of the range-based API requires C++17 and the C++ standard libraries that are included with GCC 8.1 (or higher) or Clang 7 (or higher).
  • A known issue is causing linker errors while using Link Time Optimization(LTO) on RHEL and SUSE. To resolve the issue make sure the following minimum versions of binutils are installed:
    • SUSE15.2: binutils 2.35
    • RHEL 8: binutils 2.30-82.el8
  • OpenMP development:
    • version on Ubuntu 18.04). Users with newer OS versions will need to specifically install

Summary of Intel Integrated Graphics (GPU) Development

  • Supported Linux kernel: 4.11 or higher deployment is required
  • Supported Linux OS:
    • for GEN9: Ubuntu LTS 18.04.3, RHEL 8.1, SUSE 15.x
  • GNU* GCC*: 7 or higher
  • Supported minimum versions of distributed libraries that the compilers are built on: GCC - 7.3.0, BINUTILS- 2.29, GLIBC-2.26
  • Latest Intel® GPU drivers
  • User should be on the "video" group to have access to hardware. Use the command below to add:
    $ usermod -a -G video $USER


Operating Systems

CPU Hosts/Targets GPU FPGA
  • Windows* 10 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2016, 2019

Windows 10 (64 bit)


  • Windows 10 (64 bit) 
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2016 & 2019

NOTE: For hardware compiles on FPGA, you must use Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit. Refer to Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements for more information.

Developer Tools

  • GPU development: Latest driver from Intel® Graphics Windows 10 DCH Drivers
  • To use the Microsoft Visual Studio* development environment or command-line tools to build IA-32 or Intel® 64 architecture applications:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 Professional Edition (or higher edition) or Microsoft Visual Studio* Community 2017 with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
    • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 Community, Enterprise and Professional Editions with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
    • For addtional details see the article, Intel Compilers Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio and Xcode.

Other Developer Tools

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

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