Intel® System Studio 2013 - System Requirements

Published:10/09/2014   Last Updated:10/09/2014

This article includes the information of system requirements of Intel® System Studio 2013. For system requirements for the new Intel System Studio 2014 product click here, and go to this link for the full list of technical articles pertaining to the new product.

Host Software Requirements

Supported Host OSes

One of the following Linux distributions (this is the list of distributions supported by all components; other distributions may or may not work and are not recommended - please refer to Technical Support if you have questions).

  • Red Hat Enterprise* Linux* 5, 6
  • Ubuntu* 10.04 LTS, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS
  • Fedora* 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • openSUSE 12.1
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 10 SP4, 11 SP2

Host-Target Platform Focused Test Matrix

Individual Intel® System Studio 2013 for Linux* components may support additional distributions. See the individual component’s installation guide and release notes after you unpacked and ran the installer for the tool suite distribution

> tar -zxvf

for details.

The supported host OS information below is only providing a general overview and represents our actively validated platforms. Please see the component release notes for more details.

  • Intel® C++ Compiler 13.0: Fedora* 17, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5, 6, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 10, 11 SP2, Ubuntu* 11.10, 12.04, Debian* 6.0, Intel® Cluster Ready, Pardus* 2011.2 (x64 only)

  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2013: Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 4 (starting from Update 8) , Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, CentOS* versions equivalent to Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* versions listed above, SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 and 11, Fedora* 15, 16 and 17, Ubuntu* 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04, Debian* 5.0 and 6.0

  • Intel® Inspector 2013: Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 5.8 and 6.3, CentOS* versions equivalent to Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* versions listed above,Fedora* 16 and 17, SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server* 10 SP4 and 11 SP2, Debian* 5 and 6, Ubuntu* 10.04, 11.10 and 12.04

  • Intel® JTAG Debugger: Fedora* 14, 17; Ubuntu* 11.04

Target Software Requirements

The target platform should be based on one of the following environments:

  • Yocto Project* 1.2, 1.3 based environment

  • CE Linux* PR28 based environment

  • Fedora* 14, 17 based environment

  • Wind River* Linux* 5 based environment


The level of target OS support by a specific Intel® System Studio component may vary.

Host hardware Requirements

  • IA32 or Intel® 64 architecture based host computer
  • The RAM and Disk space requirements of whole product suites and individual components:


Target Hardware Requirements

  • Development platform based on the Intel® Atom™ processor Z5xx, N4xx, N5xx, D5xx, E6xx, N2xxx, D2xxx or Intel® Atom™ processor CE4xxx, CE53xx and the Intel® Puma6™ Media Gateway
  • Alternatively development platform based on 2nd or 3rd generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture based Intel® Xeon® processor.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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