Intel® SDK For OpenCL™ Applications

Offload compute-intensive workloads. Customize heterogeneous compute applications and accelerate performance with kernel-based programming.

The OpenCL™ platform is the open standard for general-purpose parallel programming of heterogeneous systems. It provides a uniform programming environment that's used to write portable code for client PCs, high-performance computing servers, and embedded systems that leverage a diverse mix of:

  • Multicore CPUs
  • Graphic processors
  • FPGAs
  • Other parallel processors and coprocessors

The OpenCL Platform Working Group (led by the Khronos Group*) defines this standard.

Built for usability and performance, the 2.1 version of the OpenCL standard is a significant evolution.

  • Additional subgroup functionality
  • Ability to copy kernel objects and states
  • Ingest SPIR-V* code by runtime
  • Deploy priority hints for queues

All 7th generation and newer Intel® processors with integrated Intel® Graphics Technology support this version.

Product and Performance Information


Processor support may vary based on operating system.


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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