Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit System Requirements

Published: 04/10/2020  

Last Updated: 04/04/2022

By Olesya Andriyanova, Michael R Carroll

Introduction

The Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit contains a set of rendering and ray-tracing libraries that are designed to help you transform big amounts of raw data into rich, realistic visuals and are optimized for the continuum of visualization needs. For the release notes and issues associated with the toolkit, please refer to the Release Notes page.

Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit includes the following components:

Components distributed elsewhere:

Version History

Date Version Major Change Summary
April 2022 2022.2 ISPCRT added. Updates: All components updated
December 2021 2022.1  ISPC added. Updates: All libraries updated

 

Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit 2022.2

Supported Host 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* Host

  • Ubuntu* LTS 20.04
  • Rocky* Linux 8
  • Oracle* Linux 8
  • Arch Linux*
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP3
  • Fedora* 35
  • Debian* 11

Known Issues

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)*

 

Workaround

  • 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.
     

Windows* Host

  • Windows* 10
  • Windows* 11
  • Windows* Server 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.

macOS* Host

  • Intel® 64 based systems:
    • macOS* 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS* 11.0, 11.2 Big Sur
    • macOS* 12.0 Monterey
  • Apple* M1 based systems:
    • macOS* 12.0 Monterey or higher

Supported Target 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 Target

  • Ubuntu* LTS 20.04
  • Rocky* Linux 8
  • Oracle* Linux 8
  • Arch Linux*
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP3
  • Fedora* 35
  • Debian* 11

Known Issues

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)*

 

Workaround

  • 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.

Windows Target

  • Windows* 10
  • Windows* 11
  • Windows* Server 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.

macOS* Host

  • Intel® 64 based systems:
    • macOS* 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS* 11.0, 11.2 Big Sur
    • macOS* 12.0 Monterey
  • Apple* M1 based systems:
    • macOS* 12.0 Monterey or higher

Windows Space Requirements by Component

NOTE: Components additionally require space of automatically included prerequisite components, such as Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® oneTBB)

Component Approximate Disk Space
Intel Embree

100 MB

Intel Open Image Denoise

50 MB

Intel OpenSWR Binaries are not provided.
Intel Open VKL

30 MB

Intel OSPRay

20 MB

Intel OSPRay Studio <10 MB
Intel rkcommon library 10 MB
Intel rkUtil superbuild

<1 MB

Intel Implicit SPMD Program Compiler 75MB
Automatic Base Toolkit Component  
Intel® oneTBB 500MB
   
All Components 1.1 GB


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
    • Intel Atom® processors
    • Intel® Core™ processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family
  • ARM
    • Apple* M1

Software Requirements

Prerequisites by Component

Intel® Embree Prerequisites
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.5.0 or higher (installed automatically with toolkit)
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.9.0 (installed automatically with toolkit)
  • Optional: Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler (Intel® ISPC) version 1.17.0 or higher (included)
Intel® Open VKL Prerequisites
  • Optional: OpenGL* to run the example viewer
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.9.0 or higher (included)
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.5.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
  • Intel Embree version 3.13.3 or higher (included)
Intel® OSPRay Prerequisites
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.5.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
  • Intel Embree version 3.13.3 or higher (included)
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.9.0 (included)
  • Intel Open VKL version 1.2.0 (included)
  • Optional: OpenGL* to run the example viewer
  • Optional: Intel ISPC version 1.17.0 or higher for better performance (included)
Intel® OSPRay Studio
  • Intel® OSPRay 2.9.0 and its dependencies (included)
  • OpenGL* and GLFW3 for Windowed mode (non-batch mode)
  • Optional: OpenImageIO* 2.x, OpenEXR* (IlmBase) for extended texture support
  • Optional: Python 3.9.7 for python binding support
Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit rkCommon library
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.5.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler (Intel® ISPC)
  • None (only default system libraries)
Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit rkUtil superbuild script
  • CMake* 3.15 or higher
  • Internet connection
    • Brings in popular core prerequisites as needed
    • Brings in most optional prerequisites as needed
Intel® OpenSWR Prerequisites

NOTE: Intel OpenSWR is available as part of the Mesa* OpenGL* open source community project at www.mesa3d.org. Please see Mesa owned guidance for build and deployment information.

  • Intel OpenSWR is built as a gallium driver within Mesa* 3D Graphics Library. For Intel OpenSWR build prerequisites and instructions, refer to the Intel OpenSWR website. The meson based build path is typically preferred.

Development Environment

All supported platforms
  • C++11 or higher compiler for client applications. C++14 or higher for superbuild, for building OSPRay Studio, and preferred for using typical third party libraries.
  • C99 or higher compiler.
Microsoft Visual Studio*
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 is recommended

Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit 2022.1

OS Deprecation Notice

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
     

Supported Host 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* Host

  • Ubuntu* LTS 20.04
  • Rocky* Linux 8
  • Oracle* Linux 8
  • Arch Linux*
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP3

Known Issues

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)*

 

Workaround

  • 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.
     

Windows* Host

  • Windows* 10
  • Windows* 11
  • 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.

macOS* Host

  • Intel® 64 based systems: macOS* 12 or higher
  • Apple* M1 based systems: macOS* 12 or higher

Supported Target 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 Target

  • Ubuntu* LTS 20.04
  • Rocky* Linux 8
  • Oracle* Linux 8
  • Arch Linux*
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* (SLES) 15 SP3

Known Issues

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)*

 

Workaround

  • 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.

Windows Target

  • Windows* 10
  • Windows* 11
  • 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.

macOS* Host

  • Intel® 64 based systems: macOS* 12 or higher
  • Apple* M1 based systems: macOS* 12 or higher

Windows Space Requirements by Component

NOTE: Components additionally require space of automatically included prerequisite components, such as Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® oneTBB)

Component Approximate Disk Space
Intel Embree

100 MB

Intel Open Image Denoise

50 MB

Intel OpenSWR Binaries are not provided.
Intel Open VKL

30 MB

Intel OSPRay

20 MB

Intel OSPRay Studio <10 MB
Intel rkcommon library 10 MB
Intel rkUtil superbuild

<1 MB

Intel Implicit SPMD Program Compiler 75MB
Automatic Base Toolkit Component  
Intel® oneTBB 500MB
   
All Components 1.1 GB


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
    • Intel Atom® processors
    • Intel® Core™ processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family
  • ARM
    • Apple* M1

Software Requirements

Prerequisites by Component

Intel® Embree Prerequisites
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.4.0 or higher (installed automatically with toolkit)
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.8.0 (installed automatically with toolkit)
  • Optional: Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler (Intel® ISPC) version 1.16.1 or higher (included)
Intel® Open VKL Prerequisites
  • Optional: OpenGL* to run the example viewer
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.8.0 or higher (included)
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.4.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
  • Intel Embree version 3.13.2 or higher (included)
Intel® OSPRay Prerequisites
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.4.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
  • Intel Embree version 3.13.2 or higher (included)
  • Intel rkcommon library version 1.8.0 (included)
  • Intel Open VKL version 1.1.0 (included)
  • Optional: OpenGL* to run the example viewer
  • Optional: Intel ISPC version 1.16.1 or higher for better performance (included)
Intel® OSPRay Studio
  • Intel® OSPRay 2.8.0 and its dependencies (included)
  • OpenGL* and GLFW3 for Windowed mode (non-batch mode)
  • Optional: OpenImageIO* 2.x, OpenEXR* (IlmBase) for extended texture support
  • Optional: Python 3.7 for python binding support
Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit rkCommon library
  • Intel oneTBB version 2021.4.0 or higher (installed automatically from toolkit)
Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler (Intel® ISPC)
  • None (only default system libraries)
Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit rkUtil superbuild script
  • CMake* 3.15 or higher
  • Internet connection
    • Brings in popular core prerequisites as needed
    • Brings in most optional prerequisites as needed
Intel® OpenSWR Prerequisites

NOTE: Intel OpenSWR is available as part of the Mesa* OpenGL* open source community project at www.mesa3d.org. Please see Mesa owned guidance for build and deployment information.

  • Intel OpenSWR is built as a gallium driver within Mesa* 3D Graphics Library. For Intel OpenSWR build prerequisites and instructions, refer to the Intel OpenSWR website. The meson based build path is typically preferred.

Development Environment

All supported platforms
  • C++11 or higher compiler for client applications. C++14 or higher for superbuild, for building OSPRay Studio, and preferred for using typical third party libraries.
  • C99 or higher compiler.
Microsoft Visual Studio*
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 is recommended

 

Component System Requirements

Intel® oneAPI Component System Requirement Open Source Reference
Intel® Embree All hosts
Intel® Open Image Denoise All hosts
Intel® Open VKL All hosts
Intel® OSPRay All hosts
Intel® OSPRay Studio All hosts
Intel® Implicit SPMD Program Compiler All hosts

Previous oneAPI Releases

2021.x

Get Started

Refer to the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit landing page to find the detailed information and experience the toolkit.

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