Intel® C++ Compiler Classic System Requirements

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Updated 7/31/2023
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This document provides details about hardware, operating system, and software prerequisites for the Intel C++ Compiler Classic

Supported Host Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported.

Linux* Host

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux*  8, 9
  • Fedora* 37
  • Ubuntu* LTS 20.04, 22.04 
  • SuSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 15 SP3, SP4
  • Debian* 9, 10, 11
  • Rocky Linux*  8, 9
  • Amazon Linux* 2, 2022
  • WSL* 2


Note: These OS distributions are tested by Intel or known to work; other distributions may work but 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.


Windows* Host

  • Microsoft Windows Pro and Enterprise* 10
  • Microsoft Windows Pro and Enterprise* 11
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2019
  • Microsoft 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 here:

macOS* Host

  • macOS* Ventura 13
  • macOS* Monterey 12

Note: macOS* support for Mac* computers with Intel® Processors
Note:There is an issue with IDE integration. For Xcode* IDE integration support in this release, use the legacy build system.

Note: Using Xcode 14.0.1 and higher, there is a potential link error. For the details, please refer to  Intel® C++ Compiler Classic Release Notes

Xcode for command line

  • You can install just the Xcode Command Line Tools with this command from a terminal window:

    xcode-select --install
  • When linking with Xcode 12.0, Xcode 12.1 or Xcode 12.2 some libraries are not found.
    To workaround- 
    Install Xcode, then run:

    sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/

    Then accept the license (only if you haven't yet) by:

    sudo xcodebuild -license



In order to gain all functionality and optimal performance with Intel® oneAPI for macOS* we recommend installing both the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit
AND the Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit. Both toolkits should be downloaded and installed for optimal performance and to obtain all available Intel PerformanceLibraries. Please refer to the Installation Guide for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits for obtaining and installing both toolkits.


Supported Target Hardware Platforms

  • CPU Processors:
    • Intel® Core™ Processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor family
    • Intel® Xeon® Scalable Performance processors

Software Requirements

Development Environment on Linux

  • GCC vesion - 4.8.5 - 11.2
  • BINUTILS version - 2.27 - 2.35 
  • GLIBC version - 2.17 - 2.33

Development Environment on Windows

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
  • 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 addtional details see the article, Intel Compilers Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio and Xcode.

To use command-line tools only to build Intel® 64 architecture applications you need build tools from Microsoft Visual Studio*.

Deprecation Notices

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 integration is deprecated starting in 2022.0 release and will be removed in a future release.
  • These operating systems are deprecated in the Intel oneAPI 2022.1 release, and will be removed in a future release:
    • Windows Server 2016*
    • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS
    • CentOS* 7
    • Fedora* 34
  • The operating system SLES 15 SP3 was deprecated in release, Intel oneAPI 2023.2, and will be removed in a future release.

Known Issue

  • If you installed Intel compilers as part of the oneAPI 2023.2 release of the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit, the Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit, the Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit, or from the oneAPI Standalone Component page, please install the appropriate patch for your environment. 

    Two patches are now available, one for each of the Intel C++ and Fortran compilers, that were published as part of oneAPI 2023.2:

    * Intel® oneAPI DPC+/C+ Compiler and Intel® C++ Compiler Classic
    * Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic and Intel® Fortran Compiler

    The patch version is 2023.2.1.

    These patches apply only to Linux* and Windows*.

    These patches resolve the issue of missing Environment Modules utility modulefiles and other issues.

    The patches are available on the Intel® Registration Center, other distribution channels, like APT, YUM, and the standalone component page.

  • Intel® oneAPI Toolkits 2022.1.3 and earlier and Intel® Parallel Studio XE (any version) do not support Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. On systems with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 installed, Intel® oneAPI and Intel® Parallel Studio XE installers may fail during installation, upgrade, modification, or uninstallation. Refer to this article for more information.


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