Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit System Requirements

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Updated 9/10/2020
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This document provides the information on the system requirements for the Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit which includes following components

Individual components may have a broader range of supported features/targets than the toolkit level support covers. See the system requirements of the individual components for detailed information.

If you are looking for Known Issue and related information please check Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit Release notes

Version History

Date Version Major Change Summary
September 2020 2021.1-beta09 Intel® VTune™ Profiler: Performance Snapshot is now used as the default analysis type. Input and Output analysis is improved to capture PCIe MMIO reads and writes. GPU Accelerators: Added support for oneAPI Level Zero Specification for DPC++ Applications
July 2020 2021.1-beta08

Intel® System Debugger: Added capability to display Physical Memory in the Memory Viewer and Memory Browser. Added busy indicator for time consuming operations. Improved performance of Descriptor Table views and in-place register editing support

Intel® VTune™ Profiler: Added Anomaly Detection analysis type in the Algorithm group. Added OpenMP Offload in HPC Analysis. Added Windows* Support for oneAPI Level Zero Specification for DPC++ Applications. Added demangling of DPC++ lambda function names.

June 2020 2021.1-beta07

Intel® System Debugger: Added samples for System Debug, System Trace and Intel(R) Debug Extensions for WinDbg*.

Intel® VTune™ Profiler: GPU Accelerators - Support for oneAPI Level Zero Specification for DPC++ Applications; Update to IP Architecture diagram. New metrics in Input and Output Analysis. New TCP/IP Communication Agent. Cloud and Containerization - Display Container Name instead of Container ID

April 2020 2021.1-beta06

Intel® System Debugger: Transition to Python 3. Processor Trace support. Intel(R) Debug Extensions for WinDbg* improvements.

Intel® VTune™ Profiler: System Overview - Hardware tracing improvements: represent module entry points, user/kernel metrics, interrupts. Bug fixes.

March 2020 2021.1-beta05 Intel® VTune™ Profiler: Improvements and new analysis types for GPU accelerators. Platform analysis improvements. Intel® SoC Watch: Collection of tool usage analytics. New features and new platforms support. Error messages and help output improvements. Enhanced driver security.
February 2020 2021.1-beta04 Support to profile DPC++ applications across CPUs and accelerators
November 2019 2021.1-beta03 Initial Beta Release of Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit

Supported Host Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components.

Linux* Host

  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 7, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 8
  • CentOS* 8
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP4 and SLES 15 SP1
  • Fedora* 31
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS and 19.10

Windows* Host

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

Supported Target Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components.

Linux* Target

  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 7, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 8
  • CentOS* 8
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS and 19.10
  • Yocto Project* 2.7, 2.8
  • Clear Linux* OS
  • Wind River* Linux* LTS 19

Windows* Target

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

Space Requirement by Component

Component Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Disk Space
Intel® VTune™ Profiler 2 GB 2 GB 1.1 GB for all features and architectures
Intel® SoC Watch 2 GB 4 GB 350 MB
Intel® System Debugger 1 GB 2 GB 105 MB

Supported Target Hardware Platforms

  • 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
  • Intel Atom® Processors X Series Cxxx, Exxx, Zxxx
  • Intel® Core™ processor based on a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th generation
  • Intel® Xeon® processors based on 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th , 6th or 7th generation
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors series
  • RAM: Recommend 8 GB RAM minimum
  • Note: Intel® System Debugger has a specific set off Supported Target Hardware which can be referred to in the Target Connection Assistant in the tool.

Software Requirements

Microsoft* Visual Studio* Integration

Microsoft* Visual Studio* integration of Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit cannot coexist with Visual Studio* integration of Intel® System Studio for Windows*. Therefore Intel® System Studio for Windows* needs to be uninstalled prior to installing Intel® System Bring-up Toolkit.

Development environments supported

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2017 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2019 Professional Edition

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