Intel HPC Toolkit Silent Install (How-To Guide)

The Intel HPC Toolkit is a set of software tools provided by Intel for developing and optimizing high-performance computing applications on Intel architecture-based systems. It includes compilers, libraries, profilers, and analyzers to aid developers in creating efficient and parallelized code for scientific and engineering applications. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the Intel HPC Toolkit from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Intel HPC Toolkit Silently

Intel HPC Toolkit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/tools/oneapi/hpc-toolkit-download.html?operatingsystem=window&distributions=offline
  2. Download the w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Intel HPC Toolkit entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Intel HPC Toolkit
Vendor:Intel Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Intel\oneAPI\Installer\installer.exe" --action remove --product-id intel.oneapi.win.hpckit.product --silent
Download Link:Intel HPC Toolkit Download
PowerShell Script:Intel HPC Toolkit | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Intel HPC Toolkit | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Intel HPC Toolkit Installation Log File

The Intel HPC Toolkit installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Intel HPC Toolkit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --log-dir "%WINDIR%\Temp\Intel_HPC_Toolkit-Install.log"

Change the Intel HPC Toolkit Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Intel HPC Toolkit to “C:\Intel\oneAPI”

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --install-dir C:\Intel\oneAPI

Install Individual Intel HPC Toolkit Components

You can include multiple components by separating them with a colon (:)

For example: --components <component_name>:<component_name>

Intel Inspector

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --components intel.oneapi.win.inspector

Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --components intel.oneapi.win.itac

Intel MPI Library

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --components intel.oneapi.win.mpi.devel

Intel oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler & Intel oneAPI DPC++ Library

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --components intel.oneapi.win.cpp-dpcpp-common:intel.oneapi.win.dpl

Intel Fortran Compiler & Intel Fortran Compiler Classic

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --components intel.oneapi.win.ifort-compiler

Accept or Decline Participation in the Intel Software Improvement Program

Accept Participation in the Intel Software Improvement Program

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --intel-sw-improvement-program-consent accept

Decline Participation in the Intel Software Improvement Program

w_HPCKit_xxxx.x.x.xx_offline.exe --silent --eula accept --intel-sw-improvement-program-consent decline

How to Uninstall the Intel HPC Toolkit Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Intel HPC Toolkit Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Intel HPC Toolkit Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Intel HPC Toolkit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Intel\oneAPI\Installer\installer.exe" --action remove --product-id intel.oneapi.win.hpckit.product --silent

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

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