Software Requirements

C++11 Compliant Compiler

  • Linux/macOS

    • icpc (Intel C++ Compiler)

      In Linux, the Intel compiler will generally produce the fastest CPU executables (when running on Intel Core processors). Type the following command in a terminal:

      $ icpc --version
      

      If gives a version number 16.0.3 (2016 Initial version) or later, you’re all set. Otherwise, we recommend upgrading.

    • g++

      Type the following command in a terminal:

      $ g++ --version
      

      If gives a version number 4.4 or later, you’re all set. Otherwise, we recommend upgrading.

  • Windows

    Visual Studio Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 or later is recommended.

    To check the version:

    Help (top tab) -> About Microsoft Visual Studio

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CMake

To check if cmake is installed:

$ which cmake

To check the version number:

$ cmake --version

The minimum required version is 2.8. However, we recommend to use version 3.2 or later.

CUDA Toolkit

CUDA is required to compile the GPU executable in both Windows and Linux. However, is not required to compile the CPU code. To download and install CUDA visit NVIDIA’s webpage:

https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda

Please refer to CUDA Developer webpages to select an appropriate version for the desired platform. To install CUDA in Linux root/sudo, privileges are generally required. In Windows, administrative access is required.

To check if nvcc is installed:

$ which nvcc

To check the version number:

$ nvcc --version

The GPU builds of the code requires NVIDIA’s CUDA 8.0 or newer.