Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit System Requirements

Version: 2022.1   Published: 04/29/2020  

Last Updated: 01/05/2022

This article lists the system requirements for Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit. Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit requires Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit, please see the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements for additional information.

Hardware Requirements

  • CPU Processor:
    • Intel® Core Processor Family
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Performance processors
  • Accelerators:
    • Intel® integrated GEN9 or greater, including:
      • HD Graphics 5xx
      • Iris [Pro] Graphics 5xx
      • HD Graphics 6xx
      • UHD Graphics 6xx
      • Xeon versions with P5xx / P6xx
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM recommended

Software Requirements

Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit is complemented by Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit.

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* OS

Supported Target Operating Systems:

  • Ubuntu* 18.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu* 20.04 (except for Intel® Cluster Checker)
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 7.x, 8.x
  • Amazon* Linux 2
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server 15 SP2, SP3
  • CentOS* 7.x
  • Debian* 9.x, 10.x
  • Rocky Linux 8
  • Oracle Linux 8
  • Fedora 34

Note, only a limited subset of operating systems are supported for offload to supported accelerators:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2, SP3
  • Rocky Linux 8
  • Oracle Linux 8

Developer Tool Requirements:

Windows* OS

Supported Target Operating Systems:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10 x64
  • Windows Server* 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Note, only a limited subset of operating systems are supported for offload to supported accelerators:

  • Windows 10 x64

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: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/articles/technical/use-oneapi-toolkits-on-wsl-2.html

Developer Tool Requirements:

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2017, 2019
    • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017* is deprecated in this release and will be removed in a future version.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2022 Community, Enterprise and Professional Editions with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed are supported, except for use with Intel® Inspector and Intel® Advisor.
  • For GPU development, install the latest Windows 10 GPU Driver from Downloads for Graphics Drivers

macOS*

Supported Target Operating Systems:

  • macOS 11, 12

OS Deprecation Notice

Support for macOS 10 is deprecated. oneAPI 2022.1 is the last supported release.

These operating systems are deprecated in this release, Intel oneAPI 2022.1, 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* 7
Fedora 34
Fedora 35
Clear Linux*
Yocto
macOS* 11
 

Development 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

See also:

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.

Known Issues

  • When installing 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.
  • For best support users of Ubuntu 18.0.4 LTS whose applications offload to Intel GPUs are encourage to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.4 LTS.
  • 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)

    Workarounds:
    • Preferred:  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: 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.

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