Install Intel oneAPI C++ and Fortran compiler

Intel oneAPI is a cross-platform toolset that covers several programming languages including C, C++, Fortran and Python. Intel oneAPI replaces Intel Parallel Studio. Intel oneAPI including the C++ “icpx” compiler, Fortran “ifx” compiler, and Intel MPI is free-to-use and no login is required to download oneAPI.

We suggest using the “online installer” download, which is a small download. The “online” installer can be copied over SSH to an HPC user directory for example and installed from the Terminal.

Windows requires Visual Studio Community to be installed first–IDE integration is optional and we don’t use it. Visual Studio integration is optional–if installed, cmake -G "Visual Studio 17 2022" can be used to generate Visual Studio project files.

Install the oneAPI Base Toolkit with options:

  • Math Kernel Library (oneMKL)
  • (optional) GDB debugger

Install oneAPI HPC toolkit with options:

  • Intel MPI library
  • Intel C++ compiler
  • Intel Fortran compiler


There are distinct usage patterns to access Intel oneAPI compilers on Windows vs. Linux.


On Windows a Start menu shortcut for a oneAPI command prompt is installed. Powershell can also use oneapi-vars.bat to set the environment variables.

If CMake Visual Studio generater is desired, ensure [CMake ≥ 3.29 is used with a CMake configure command like and oneAPI Visual Studio integrations are installed:

cmake -Bbuild -G "Visual Studio 17 2022" -T fortran=ifx


Set environment variables CC, CXX, FC via script

On Linux, oneAPI requires GNU GCC headers etc.. Some HPC systems have a too-old GCC version defaulting for Intel oneAPI. This can cause problems with C++ stdlib or other linking problems. If needed, set environment variable CXXFLAGS for Intel GCC toolchain if needed in custom “” like:

export CXXFLAGS=--gcc-toolchain=/opt/rh/gcc-toolset-12/root/usr/

which can be determined like:

scl enable gcc-toolset-12 "which g++"