Intel® Acceleration Stack User Guide: Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000

ID 683040
Date 6/14/2021
Document Table of Contents

3. Hardware Installation

To operate the Intel® FPGA PAC N3000 in your server, you must have the following:
  • PCI Express* Gen3x16 slot with physical space for a full height half length PCIe* form factor board
  • Auxiliary 12 V 6-pin power connector
  • Server that provides sufficient airflow for a given air inlet temperature
Note: The Intel® FPGA PAC N3000 cannot operate without the 6-pin auxiliary power connector. Internal board circuitry prevents operation without the auxiliary power source and PCIe* connector power source.
Note: If the Intel® FPGA PAC N3000 is not integrated into a server closed loop fan control system, you must set the fan speed to 100%. The fan speed (100%) setting must be applied to avoid overheating when the server turns on. When the BMC detects that the card has overheated, it powers down the card to prevent damage.
Figure 5. Typical Intel® FPGA PAC N3000 Installation in a Server