Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit System Requirements

By Juhi Batra,

Published:09/18/2019   Last Updated:03/22/2021


This page addresses features and targets that apply to a toolkit as a whole, including system requirements for:

  • Intel® Inspector
  • Linux* kernel build tools
  • IoT connection tools

Individual components, such as the below, may have a broader range of supported features and targets than the toolkit-level support covers. Refer to their indvidual links below for more information.

For known issues and updates, see the Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit release notes.

Host Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components. 

Linux* Host

  • Ubuntu* 20.04, 19.10, 18.04 LTS
  • Fedora* 31
    • Note Intel® Inspector only supports Fedora* 27, 28, 29
  • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 7.x, 8.x
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server 15 SP1
  • CentOS* 8

OpenMP* Offload

  • Ubuntu 18.04 x64
  • RHEL 8.0

Windows* Host

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

Target Operating Systems

The following distributions are supported by most components. 

Linux Target

  • Yocto Project* 3.x, 2.8, 2.7
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 8.x
  • Wind River* Linux* LTS 19
  • CentOS 8.x, 7.6
  • SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server 15 SP1

Windows Target

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019

Space Requirements by Component

Component Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Disk Space
Intel® C++ Compiler   1 GB  2 GB

Host - 4 GB for all features

Target – 13 MB (IA-32 architecture) and
15 MB (Intel® 64 architecture)

Intel® Inspector 2 GB 4 GB 350 MB

Linux* Kernel Build Tools

30 MB 4 GB 1 GB
IoT Connection Tools 15 MB 4 GB 1 GB

Target Hardware Platforms (CPUs)

  • 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 (MG)
  • Intel Atom® processors X Series Cxxx, Exxx, Zxxx
  • Development platforms based on:
    • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors
    • 2nd, 3rd 4th, 5th , 6th, or 7th generation Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors series
  • 8 GB RAM minimum

Note The list of supported target hardware for Intel® System Debugger can be referred to in the tool's Target Connection Assistant.

Software Requirements

Intel® C++ Compiler


  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)* versions 4.8 - 8.x 
  • GCC versions 5.5 and later for -qnextgen
  • Binutils versions 2.20 - 2.31 
OpenMP* Offload
  • GCC version 5.5 and higher
  • OpenCL™ drivers (A separate installation is not required if the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit and its dependency are already installed. For details, see Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit System Requirements.


For development, some Intel® oneAPI Toolkits include Eclipse* plug-ins that require the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ developers package (Eclipse CDT), version 2020-09(4.17) or later. To install the package, use the Eclipse Installer.


This application is required for building most samples. For installation and setup instructions, see Get Started.

Sample Browser

  • To create remote Linux IoT applications install Docker*.
  • To build IoT samples, you must install GCC and Cmake*:
    • Ubuntu: Enter sudo apt install build-essential.
    • Other Linux* environments: Relevant commands apply as mentioned in the sample readme.
  • To build samples of other toolkits, first check the requirements in the sample read me. Most samples require:
    • GCC
    • Intel® oneAPI DPC/C++ Compiler or Intel® C++ Compiler.
    • They might also require Intel® oneAPI Threading Building Blocks or other libraries from the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit
  • To work with Python* samples,  check the oneAPI AI kit system requirements

IoT Plugins for Eclipse

Development Environments

  • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 and 2019 Professional Edition with Desktop development with C++ chosen
  • Microsoft Windows* SDK (for using only command-line tools to build applications with Intel® 64 architecture)

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