Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler System Requirements

Version:2021.1   Last Updated:02/17/2021


Learn more about the hardware, operating system, and software prerequisites for this compiler and library.

Hardware Requirements

CPU Processor Requirements

Systems based on Intel® 64 architectures below are supported both as host and target platforms.

  • Intel® Core™ processor family or higher
  • Intel® Xeon® processor family
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family

Requirements for Accelerators

​Memory Requirements

  • 16 GB is for CPU and GPU development
  • FPGA development:
    • 48 GB for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA
    • 64 GB for Intel® FPGA PAC D5005 (recommended)

NOTE: Intel recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal to the recommended physical RAM necessary to process your design.

Software Requirements


Operating Systems

CPU Host/Target Intel Integrated Graphics (GPU)​ FPGA
  • Ubuntu* 20.04 LTS
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 8.1
  • CentOS* 8.x
  • SUSE* 15.x


  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS
  • RHEL 8.1
  • SUSE 15.x
  • Linux kernel 4.11 or higher

Intel® Iris® Xe MAX Graphics(DG1):

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • RHEL/CentOS 8
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS
  • SUSE 15


- For hardware compiles on FPGA, you must use Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit. Refer to Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements for more information.
- FPGAs do not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 OS. However, if you want to compile your FPGA designs on RHEL 7.4 OS, refer to Compiling Intel® oneAPI DPC++ FPGA Designs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)* 7.4 OS.
- The Ubuntu Server 18.04 with Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel is not supported and there is no plan to support it for this release.

Developer Tools

  • GNU* Compiler Collection (GCC*): 7 or higher
  • Eclipse* developers: Eclipse 4.16 and 4.17
  • GPU Development:
  • FPGA Development:
  • Development with Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Library:
    • Use of the range-based API requires C++17 and the C++ standard libraries that are included with GCC 8.1 (or higher) or Clang 7 (or higher).
  • A known issue is causing linker errors while using Link Time Optimization(LTO) on RHEL and SUSE. To resolve the issue make sure the following minimum versions of binutils are installed:
    • SUSE15.2: binutils 2.35
    • RHEL 8: binutils 2.30-82.el8
  • OpenMP development:
    • version on Ubuntu 18.04). Users with newer OS versions will need to specifically install

Summary of Intel Integrated Graphics (GPU) Development

  • Supported Linux kernel: 4.11 or higher deployment is required
  • Supported Linux OS:
    • for GEN9: Ubuntu LTS 18.04.3, RHEL 8.1, SUSE 15.x
  • GNU* GCC*: 7 or higher
  • Latest Intel® GPU drivers
  • User should be on the "video" group to have access to hardware. Use the command below to add:
    $ usermod -a -G video $USER


Operating Systems

CPU Hosts/Targets GPU FPGA
  • Windows* 10 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2016, 2019

Windows 10 (64 bit)


  • Windows 10 (64 bit) 
  • Microsoft Windows Server* 2016 & 2019

NOTE: For hardware compiles on FPGA, you must use Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit. Refer to Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements for more information.

Developer Tools

  • GPU development: Latest driver from Intel® Graphics Windows 10 DCH Drivers
  • To use the Microsoft Visual Studio* development environment or command-line tools to build IA-32 or Intel® 64 architecture applications:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 Professional Edition (or higher edition) or Microsoft Visual Studio* Community 2017 with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
    • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2019 Community, Enterprise and Professional Editions with 'Desktop development with C++' component installed
    • For addtional details see the article, Intel Compilers Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio and Xcode.

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