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Intel® Software’s tools can help you at every stage of the development process – build, analysis, debugging and tuning. Accelerate application performance to increase reliability and scalability. Transform code into high-performance solutions for distributed processing and HPC environments, making your applications, such as parallel applications used for multicore and manycore processors, even more efficient and amazing.

The tools that comprised Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel System Studio are now integrated into Intel®’s next generation oneAPI products. The Intel® oneAPI Toolkits are upward compatible supersets of the features in the previous studio products, so the studio products will no longer be offered to new customers in 2021.


oneAPI is an industry initiative creating an open, standards-based, cross-architecture programming model to simplify development for a wide range of data-centric workloads across a variety of architectures (CPU, GPU, FPGA, and other accelerators). It includes a cross-architecture language Data Parallel C++ (based on ISO C++ and Khronos Group’s SYCL), advanced libraries, and community extensions.


Together, oneAPI and Intel oneAPI Toolkits bring productive and performant heterogenous programming to developers.

  • Future-ready programming model provides freedom of choice
    • An open alternative to single-vendor/proprietary lock-in enables easy architecture retargeting.
    • Apply your skills to the next innovation, not rewriting software for the next hardware platform.
  • Realise all the hardware value
    • Expose and exploit all the cutting-edge features of the latest hardware ‒ e.g. 3rd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors enable Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) including Intel® Deep Learning Boost and bfloat16 acceleration for AI acceleration.
    • Performance for Accelerated Architectures ⎯ Take full advantage of accelerated compute by maximising performance across Intel CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs.
  • Confidently develop performant code quickly and correctly
    • Fast efficient development with a complete set of cross-architecture libraries and advanced tools.
    • Shorter learning curve with familiar languages and standards; is interoperable with existing HPC programming standards including Fortran, C/C++, OpenMP and MPI, as well as Python with a rich set of optimised Python libraries.
    • Easy integration with legacy code including migration of CUDA code to DPC++.

Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

Intel® has created a product implementation of oneAPI with the Intel® oneAPI Toolkits, which help developers efficiently build, analyse, and optimise high-performance, cross-architecture applications for Intel CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs.

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Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit

Accelerate data-centric workloads by developing high-performance applications that scale across a variety of architectures (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs) using a single programming model.

With oneAPI’s open standards-based path to accelerated computing and the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit, get all you need: a cross-architecture language Data Parallel C++ along with C++ and Python, best-in-class compilers, performance libraries, advanced analysers and debugger, and a CUDA code migration tool.

Breakaway from proprietary single-architecture languages and deliver parallel programming productivity with uncompromised performance for Intel® CPUs and accelerators.

Take advantage of Priority Support for fast development with direct access to Intel® engineers for technical questions.

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Intel® oneAPI Tools for HPC

Build, analyse, optimise and scale fast cross-architecture HPC applications with the latest techniques in vectorisation, multithreading, multi-node parallelisation, and memory optimisation.

The Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit + Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit helps developers, researchers, and data scientists confidently develop performant code quickly and correctly, and scale compute-intensive workloads that exploit cutting-edge features Intel CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and HPC clusters.

It includes industry-leading C++ and Fortran compilers, standards-driven OpenMP support, MPI library and benchmarks, and advanced analysis tools for design, MPI, cluster tuning, and cluster health checking to enhance uptime and productivity.

Take advantage of Priority Support for fast development with direct access to Intel® engineers for technical questions.

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Intel® oneAPI Tools for IoT

Accelerate development of cross-architecture IoT applications for smart, connected devices. Boost performance and power efficiency using the Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit + Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit.

This complete set of tools includes an industry-leading C++ compiler, powerful libraries, and analysis and debug tools for fast, efficient development.

Simplify deployment across Intel CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs, and exploit all the cutting-edge hardware features Connect edge devices seamlessly to cloud services to transfer data, innovate with access to hundreds of sensors.

Take advantage of Priority Support and fast development with direct access to Intel® engineers for technical questions.

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Intel® oneAPI for Rendering

Deliver high-fidelity, interactive, hyper-realistic rendering and visualisation applications for studio content creation, scientific visualisation, and manufacturing.

The Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit + Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit help developers and content creators optimise compute cost-efficiently for a wide range of 3D, data-intensive use cases on Intel platforms of all sizes⎯ laptops, workstations to data center/cloud and HPC clusters.

Open source rendering libraries include Intel® Embree, Intel® OSPRay, Intel® Open Image Denoise, Intel® Volume Kernel Library and Intel® OpenSWR.

Take advantage of Priority Support and fast development with direct access to Intel® engineers for technical questions.

Why get the toolkits with Priority Support?

Priority support enables you to have access to Intel® Technical Consulting Engineers who will respond and resolve issues privately and work with Intel®’s engineering teams as needed on solutions/workarounds to any technical issues, rather than going via open forums. Additionally, you will be given access to older versions of the supported products.

You can get assistance through the Online Service Centre for your Intel® Software development products.

  • Submit questions, problems and other technical support questions
  • Monitor issues you’ve submitted previously

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Why Grey Matter?

Grey Matter is an Intel® Software Elite Reseller. Our Intel® Software licensing expert can provide licensing advice to ensure you have the right licence for your needs. We regularly host events and webinars with Intel® Software and their partners so that you can learn how to make the most out of their high-performance tools. Please contact us to discuss the licensing changes and which editions and products will suit your project’s needs best.

We have created an FAQ blog series to help you understand more about what is included, how the Toolkits are licensed and how you move over from the old products:

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Bayncore OneAPI Transition and Advisory Service (BOATS):
The Bayncore OneAPI Transition Advisory Service (BOATS) is a subscription-based helpdesk service designed to help programmers adopt and use the Intel oneAPI Toolkits. Help and advice are available for every stage in the project life cycle, from first explorations, project migration, through to code acceleration and performance analysis and tuning.

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