Intel® Rendering Toolkit: Intel® Embree System Requirements

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Updated 11/8/2023
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Introduction

System requirements for the Intel® Embree component of Intel® Rendering Toolkit

Version History

Date Toolkit Version Component Version Major Change Summary
November 2024 2024.0 4.3.0 GPU support gold (out of Beta)
September 2023 2023.2.1 4.1.0 Library rebuild with 2023.2.2 Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Compiler. No other library change.
July 2023 2023.2.0 4.1.0 Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series support
May 2023 2023.1.1 4.0.1-beta Script fixes, please use 2023.2
March 2023 2023.1 4.0.1-beta Initial Embree GPU support introduced at BETA. CPU functionality still GOLD. Major revision yields some API changes.
December 2022 2023.0 3.13.5 No Change
September 2022 2022.3.1 3.13.5 Bug Fixes
September 2022 2022.3 3.13.4 Apple* M1 NEON performance, TBB namespace, Intel® oneAPI DPC++ compatibility updates
April 2022 2022.2 3.13.3 Bug fixes
December 2021 2022.1 3.13.2 rcp accuracy, out of bounds geometry fixes, rtcGetGeometryThreadSafe function, BVH bugfixes
September 2021 2021.4 3.13.1 Bug Fixes
June 2021 2021.3 3.13.0 Feature Updates
March 2021 2021.2 3.12.2 Bug Fixes
November 2020 2021.1 3.12.0 Initial Release

2024.0

The system requirement details below indicate a baseline of supported host and target systems. Older operating systems or other devices maybe compatible on a component by component basis. Intel® Open PGL is the only component without GPU support (as of 2024.0).

Supported Operating Systems

NOTE: The following distributions are supported by most components. 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* CPU Host

  • Ubuntu* LTS 22.04, 20.04
  • Rocky* Linux 9
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8, 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP3, SP4, SP5
  • Fedora* 37, 38
  • Debian* 11
  • Amazon 2022
  • WSL 2

Linux* discrete GPU (Xe-HPG or Xe-HPC architectures and higher)

  • Ubuntu* LTS 22.04
    • Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics, Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8.6
    • Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 9.2
    • Intel® Data Center GPU MAX Series, Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP5
    • Intel® Data Center GPU MAX Series

Updates to OS and driver support for discrete GPU are occurring rapidly. Please see https://dgpu-docs.intel.com/ for OS support updates. To target discrete GPU, a compatible discrete GPU device is currently required both at client program build-time and at run-time.

 

Windows* CPU

  • Windows* 10, 11
  • Windows* Server 2019, 2022
  • 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.

 

Windows* GPU

  • Windows* 10, 11
    • Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics
    • Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series
  • Windows* Server 2019, 2022
    • Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series Only
  • 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.

Windows Intel® Graphics Driver

To install the driver follow the directions in the article appropriate for your device

macOS* CPU Only

  • Intel® 64 based systems:
    • macOS* 13.0
  • Apple* M1 based systems:
    • Not part of oneAPI distribution. Please use the github respositories for guidance on Apple* M1 builds.

Supported Target Hardware Platforms

The following platforms are supported by most software components.

NOTE: Intel® 64 hardware platforms must support at least Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2. Full software optimization is implemented for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512. See ark.intel.com to search device capabilities.

  • Intel® 64 or compatible
    • Intel Atom® processors
    • Intel® Core™ processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family
  • ARM
    • Apple* M1 (See github standalone releases)
  • Xe-HPG or Xe-HPC architectures and higher (Intel Embree, Intel OIDN, Intel OSPRay, Intel Open VKL)
    • Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics
    • Intel® Data Center GPU MAX Series
    • Intel® Data Center GPU Flex Series
  • Xe-LP architectures, or Intel® Graphics Gen12 and higher (Intel OIDN library only)
  • NVIDIA* GPUs with Volta, Turing, Ampere, Ada Lovelace, and Hopper architectures (Intel OIDN only)
  • AMD* GPUs with RDNA2 (Navi 21 only) and RDNA3 (Navi 3x) architectures (Intel OIDN only)
  • Apple* M1 based systems:
    • Not part of oneAPI distribution. Please use the github respositories for guidance on Apple* M1 builds.

Software Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.9 or higher (2021.11 installed automatically with toolkit)
  • Discrete GPU support: Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler and Runtimes 2024.0 found in the Base Kit (explained in toolkit configuration instructions)
  • Optional CPU: Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler (Intel® ISPC) version 1.21 or higher (included)
  • A C99 and C++11 capable compiler (C++17 recommended)

Development Environment

Windows* OS:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 or higher is recommended
macOS*:
  • XCode* & XCode* command line tools

2023.x

 

 

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