In a recent post, someone noted that Intel oneAPI and a few other Intel Fortran installs make a statement that there is about 5 minutes to go on the installation.
I have observed this statement a few times now as I install oneAPI on three computers. These computers all have SSD, but they range from a NUC i3 to a Dell i7 and yet it typically takes a lot longer, usually 20 to 30 minutes.
One is often reminded of the old Dr's adage that this will not hurt and you know it is going to hurt a lot. Novocaine at the dentist is one such example.
I have also installed on various PCs (including NUCs), and while five minutes may be a lower limit, I have not seen it take longer than 10. That long step is when the Intel installer calls a Microsoft tool to register the VS integration. I have no idea why it is so slow.
Based on my experiences of installing Parallel Studio 2018, 2019, 2020 and OneAPI, I have concluded as follows:
The first 98 percent of the installation accounts for the first 98 percent of the installation time. The remaining 2 percent of the installation accounts for the other 98 percent of the installation time.
-- with apologies to Tom Cargill and Jon Bentley.