Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit System Requirements 2022

Version: 2022.2   Published: 09/18/2019  

Last Updated: 04/15/2022

By Juhi Batra


This page addresses features and targets that apply to a toolkit as a whole, including system requirements for:

  • Intel® Inspector

Individual components, such as the below, may have a broader range of supported features and targets than the toolkit-level support covers. Refer to their indvidual links below for more information.

For known issues and updates, see the Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit release notes.

Disclaimer: 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.

Host Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components. 

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

Linux* Host

  • Ubuntu* 20.04
    • 2021.4 is the final release to support Fedora* 32 and Fedora* 33, Support of Fedora* 34 begins 2022.1
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 8.x
  • Rocky Linux 8
  • Oracle Linux 8
  • Fedora* 35
  • Debian 11
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server 15 SP2, SLES 15 SP3.
  • CentOS* 8
    • 2021.4 will be the final release to support CentOS* 8.x, CentOS* 7.x will continue to be supported.

OpenMP* Offload

  • Ubuntu 18.04 x64
  • RHEL 8.0

Windows* Host

  • Microsoft* Windows* 11
  • Microsoft* Windows* 10
  • Microsoft* Windows Server* 2016, 2019, 2022

Target Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components. 

Linux Target

  • Yocto Project* (current release)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 8.x
  • Wind River* Linux* LTS 19
  • CentOS 8.x, 7.6

Windows Target

  • Microsoft* Windows* 11
  • Microsoft Windows* 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2016, 2019


Known Issues

  1. ​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.
  2. 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.

Space Requirements by Component

Component Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Disk Space
Intel® C++ Compiler   1 GB  2 GB

Host - 4 GB for all features

Target – 13 MB (IA-32 architecture) and
15 MB (Intel® 64 architecture)

Intel® Inspector 2 GB 4 GB 350 MB

Target Hardware Platforms (CPUs)

  • Intel Atom® processor based on Z5xx, N4xx, N5xx, D5xx, E6xx, N2xxx, D2xxx, E3xxx, Z2xxx, Z3xxx, C2xxx, or Intel Atom® processor CE4xxx, CE53xx and the Intel® Puma™ 6-Media Gateway (MG)

  • Intel Atom® processors X Series Cxxx, Exxx, Zxxx

  • Development platforms based on:

    • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors

    • 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th , 6th, or 7th generation Intel® Xeon® processors

  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors series

  • 8 GB RAM minimum

Note The list of supported target hardware for Intel® System Debugger can be referred to in the tool's Target Connection Assistant.

Software Requirements

Intel® C++ Compiler


  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)* versions 4.8 - 8.x 
  • GCC versions 5.5 and later for -qnextgen
  • Binutils versions 2.20 - 2.31 
OpenMP* Offload
  • GCC version 5.5 and higher
  • OpenCL™ drivers (A separate installation is not required if the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit and its dependency are already installed. For details, see Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit System Requirements.


Some Intel® oneAPI Toolkits include Eclipse* plug-ins that require the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers package (aka Eclipse CDT). The plug-ins support the past two Eclipse versions that were released as of one month before the toolkit was released. For example, the 2021.2 version toolkits supported Eclipse CDT versions 2020-12 and 2020-03. The latest version of the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers install package is available at

Visual Studio Code*

  • All version of Visual Studio Code* are supported to use with Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
  • Extensions are available to use with Intel® oneAPI toolkits, including extensions to browse samples, set variables, and create launch configurations.

Visual Studio Code* Extensions for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

The Visual Studio Code (VS Code) Extensions for Intel® 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:


See also:

New Names

  • Launch & Intellisense Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits is now Analysis Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits.

  • Advanced DPC++ debugging for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits is now GDB GPU Support for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits.

  • VS Code extension for connection to Intel® oneAPI DevCloud is now Connect to Intel® oneAPI DevCloud.

  • oneAPI extensions bundle for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits is now Extension Pack for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits​.

  • Analysis Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
    • Added additional settings in Preferences-> Settings

    • Added a function for automatic configuration of IntelliSense

    • Launch configurator for debugging moved to GPU Debug Support for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

  • Environment Configurator for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
    • Added additional settings in Preferences-> Settings

    • Improved working with setvars_config for setting up the environment

  • Extension Pack for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
    • Now all available VSCode extensions for oneAPI can be installed with one click using the Extension Pack for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits installation

  • GDB GPU Support for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
    • Added SIMD Lane View for GPU debugging

    • Added help for gdb-oneapi enhanced commands

  • DevCloud Connector for Intel® oneAPI Toolkit
    • Automate VS Code remote connections to the oneAPI DevCloud

    • Identify connection issues and possible solutions

    • Assist in controlling your DevCloud session by setting DevCloud parameters


This application is required for building most samples. For installation and setup instructions, see Get Started.

Sample Browser

  • To create remote Linux IoT applications install Docker*.
  • To build IoT samples, you must install GCC and Cmake*:
    • Ubuntu: Enter sudo apt install build-essential.
    • Other Linux* environments: Relevant commands apply as mentioned in the sample readme.
  • To build samples of other toolkits, first check the requirements in the sample read me. Most samples require:
    • GCC
    • Intel® oneAPI DPC/C++ Compiler or Intel® C++ Compiler.
    • They might also require Intel® oneAPI Threading Building Blocks or other libraries from the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit
  • To work with Python* samples,  check the oneAPI AI kit system requirements

Development Environments

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 and 2019 Professional Edition with Desktop development with C++ chosen
  • Microsoft Windows* SDK (for using only command-line tools to build applications with Intel® 64 architecture)

Previous oneAPI releases System Requirements

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