System Requirements


This tool suite includes multiple editions that support Intel® processor-based platforms in multiple operating systems and integrated development environments.

Supported Processors

  • Intel Atom® processors Z5xx, N4xx, N5xx, D5xx, E6xx, N2xxx, D2xxx, E3xxx, Z2xxx, Z3xxx, C2xxx, or Intel Atom® processors CE4xxx, CE53xx and the Intel® Puma™ 6-Media Gateway
  • Intel Atom® processors X Series Cxxx, Exxx, Zxxx
  • Development platform based on a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th generation Intel® Xeon® processors
  • Intel Xeon Scalable processors

For further information about supported processors and platforms, see the release notes.

Supported Host Operating Systems

The following are distributions supported by most components. Intel® System Studio supports only Intel® 64 architectures for hosts.

Linux* Host

  • CentOS* 7.4
  • Fedora* 26 (limited tool support), 27, 28
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6, 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 12, 15 (Intel® Inspector and Intel® Advisor)
  • Ubuntu* 14.04 (limited tool support), 16.04, 18.04 LTS
  • Wind River Linux* 9
  • Wind River Linux LTS* 17

Windows* Host

  • Windows* 7, 8.x
  • Windows® 10

macOS* Host

  • macOS* 10.12, 10.13

Supported Target Operating Systems

In most cases, Intel System Studio installs and works on standard Linux distributions based on current Linux kernel versions without problems, even if they are not listed. However, you will receive a warning during installation for Linux operating systems that are not listed.

Linux Target

  • CentOS 7.4
  • Environment based on Wind River Linux 9
  • Environment based on Wind River* VxWorks* 7 (Intel® System Debugger only)
  • Environment based on Yocto project* 2.4, 2.5
  • FreeBSD* 10.2, 11.1 (Intel® VTune™ Amplifier only)
  • One device (Linux)
  • OpenWrt Project
  • Pulsar*
  • QNX Neutrino* RTOS
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 LTS
  • Wind River Linux LTS 17
  • Wind River Titanium Server*

Windows Target

  • Windows 7, 8.x, 10 (PC and embedded)

Android* Target

  • Android* M, N

Supported Integrated Development Environments (IDE)

  • Windows targets: Integrate into Microsoft Visual Studio* for applications designed for Windows hosts and targets.
  • Linux and Android targets: Merge into Eclipse* IDE on Windows or Linux hosts to target systems based on Linux and Yocto Project.
  • Wind River Linux targets: Insert into the Wind River Workbench* IDE to target systems based on Wind River Linux.

Sudo or Root Access Requirements

  • Integrating the Intel® C++ Compiler into a Yocto Project's Application Development Toolkit (installed to /opt/poky/) requires launching the tool suite installation script as a root or sudo user.
  • Installing hardware drivers for the Intel® In-Target Probe XDP3 (used with Intel® System Debugger) also requires launching the tool suite installation script as a root or sudo user.