Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements

Version: 2022.2   Last Updated: 05/25/2022

Introduction

This article lists the system requirements for Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit

For compiler-specific requirements, refer to Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler System Requirements. For base kit-specific requirements, refer to Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit System Requirements.

NOTE: For what's new in the toolkit, refer to the dedicated article Intel® FPGA Add-On for oneAPI Base Toolkit Release Notes. 

System Requirements

RAM Requirements

  • 48 GB for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA
  • 64 GB for Intel® FPGA PAC D5005 (recommended)

NOTE: Intel recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal to the recommended physical RAM necessary to process your design.

Hardware Requirements

FPGA Cards

NOTE: Use Intel® FPGA PAC D5005 for development purposes only and not for production on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Custom Platforms (Ported from Intel® Arria® 10 GX and Intel® Stratix® 10 GX reference platforms)

See also Software Patches for oneAPI 2021.2 and older releases.

  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 21.4 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 21.3 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 21.2 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 21.1 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 20.4 software 
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 20.3 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 20.2 software
  • Custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro 19.4 software

DEPRECATION NOTICE: oneAPI 2022.2 is the last release to support a newer version of custom platform addons. The add-ons will be deprecated in a future release.

NOTE: Intel® FPGA Add-on for Custom Platforms does not contain FPGA drivers. Consult your BSP vendor or the BSP documentation for BSP-specific software requirements, including the OS support.

Software Requirements

Add-on Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS (kernel version 4.15) Ubuntu 20.04 LTS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)* 15 SP2 SLES 15 SP3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)* 8 Microsoft Windows* 10 (64 bit) Microsoft Windows Server* 2016 Microsoft Windows Server 2019
FPGA add-on for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA and Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card D5005 using Intel® Quartus® software 19.2 for Linux* - - - - - - -
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 21.4
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 21.3
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 21.2
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 21.1
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 20.4
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 20.3
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 20.2 - - - - - -
FPGA add-on for custom platforms using Intel® Quartus® software 19.4 - - - - - -

 

IMPORTANT
- FPGAs do not officially support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4 OS. However, if you want to compile your FPGA designs on RHEL 7.4 OS, refer to Compiling Intel® oneAPI DPC++ FPGA Designs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)* 7.4 OS.
- Programs using the AC datatypes feature cannot run in the emulation flow on RHEL 7 systems. AC datatypes feature provides support for variable-precision integers and variable-precision floating-point data types. For more information, see Variable-Precision Integer and Floating-Point Support section in the FPGA Optimization Guide for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits
- The Ubuntu Server 18.04 with Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel is not supported, and there is no plan to support it for this release.

 

Dependencies

 Unmodified Dependencies
Component Name Origin License Distributed by Intel Comments
Perl http://tracker.debian.org/pkg/perl Artistic License 1.0 Yes Component

 

Software Patches

If you use oneAPI 2021.2 or older releases, the FPGA Add-on for Custom Platforms using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro software has a known issue. As a fix for this issue, download and install one of the following OS-specific patches:

Developer Tools

  • GCC 9.3.0 (the default version for Ubuntu 18.04)
  • Eclipse* developers:
    • Eclipse 4.20
    • Eclipse 4.21
  • Microsoft Visual Studio* with "Desktop development with C++" workload installed. Supported versions:
    • 2017 (versions 15.8 and newer) (deprecated, See Deprecation Notices)
    • 2019 (versions 16.11 and newer)
    • 2022 (versions 17.1 and newer)

NOTE: Support for Integrations for Visual Studio is limited to two supported major versions of Visual Studio: the current publicly available and supported major version and the previous major version from Microsoft. For additional information, see Intel® Compilers Compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio* and Xcode*.

Deprecation Notices

  • The following operating systems are deprecated in the Intel oneAPI 2022.1 release, and they will be removed in a future release:
    • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 15 SP2
    • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 7
    • CentOS* 7
    • Windows Server 2016*
  • oneAPI 2022.2 is the last release to support a newer version of custom platform addons. They will be deprecated in a future release.
  • Intel® compiler integrations for Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 are deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

Previous oneAPI Releases

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Product and Performance Information

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