Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Library (oneDPL) Release Notes

Last Updated:02/17/2021

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The Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Library (oneDPL) accompanies the Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler and provides high-productivity APIs aimed to minimize programming efforts of C++ developers creating efficient heterogeneous applications.

Key Features

  • oneDPL implements the oneDPL Specification v1.0, including parallel algorithms, DPC++ execution policies, special iterators, and other utilities.
  • oneDPL algorithms can work with data in DPC++ buffers as well as in unified shared memory (USM).
  • For several algorithms, experimental API that accepts ranges (similar to C++20) is additionally provided.
  • A subset of the standard C++ libraries for Microsoft* Visual C++, GCC, and Clang is supported in DPC++ kernels, including <array>, <complex>, <functional>, <tuple>, <type_traits>, <utility> and other standard library API. For the detailed list, please refer to the oneDPL User Guide.
  • Standard C++ random number generators and distributions for use in DPC++ kernels.

Known Issues and Limitations

  • The use of oneDPL together with the GNU C++ standard library (libstdc++) version 9 or 10 may lead to compilation errors (caused by oneTBB API changes). To overcome these issues, include oneDPL header files before the standard C++ header files, or disable parallel algorithms support in the standard library. For more information, please see Intel® oneAPI Threading Building Blocks (oneTBB) Release Notes.
  • The using namespace oneapi; directive in a oneDPL program code may result in compilation errors with some compilers including GCC 7 and earlier. Instead of this directive, explicitly use oneapi::dpl namespace, or create a namespace alias.
  • The partial_sort_copy, sort and stable_sort algorithms are prone to CL_BUILD_PROGRAM_FAILURE when using Radix sort in debug mode on oneAPI CPU devices. 
    Note: The sorting algorithms in oneDPL use Radix sort for arithmetic data types compared with std::less or std::greater, otherwise Merge sort.
  • The implementation does not yet provide namespace oneapi::std as defined in the oneDPL Specification.
  • The use of the range-based API requires C++17 and the C++ standard libraries coming with GCC 8.1 (or higher) or Clang 7 (or higher).
  • std::tuple, std::pair cannot be used with SYCL buffers to transfer data between host and device.
  • When used within DPC++ kernels or transferred to/from a device, std::array can only hold objects whose type meets DPC++ requirements for use in kernels and for data transfer, respectively.
  • std::array::at member function cannot be used in kernels because it may throw an exception;  use std::array::operator[] instead.
  • std::array cannot be swapped in DPC++ kernels with std::swap function or swap member function in the Microsoft* Visual C++ standard library.
  • Due to specifics of Microsoft* Visual C++, some standard floating-point math functions (including std::ldexp, std::frexp, std::sqrt(std::complex<float>)) require device support for double precision.

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