Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition: Getting Started Guide

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Date 12/13/2021

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1.1. Prerequisites for the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition

To install the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition and deploy an application on an Intel® preferred accelerator board, your system must meet certain hardware, target platform, and software requirements.

Hardware Requirements

Accelerator boards requirements:

Deployment system requirements:

  • You must have administrator privileges on the development system to install the necessary packages and drivers.
  • The deployment system has at least 70 megabytes (MB) of free disk space for software installation.
  • For RAM requirements on the deployment system, refer to the Download Center for FPGAs.
    Tip: Refer to board vendor's documentation on the recommended system storage size.

The host system must be running one of the following supported operating systems:

  • For a list of supported Windows and Linux operating systems, refer to the Operating System Support page on the Intel® FPGA website.
  • Linux versions as supported on Intel® SoC FPGA products on the Arm* ARMv7-A architecture.

    For x86_64 Linux systems, install the Linux OS kernel source and headers (for example, kernel-devel.x86_64 and kernel-headers.x86_64), and the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) (gcc.x86_64).

    To install the Linux kernel source or header package, invoke the yum install <kernel_package_name> command.

    You must have administrator privileges on the host system to install the necessary packages and drivers.

Software Prerequisites

Develop your host application using one of the following RTE-compatible C compiler or software development environment:

  • For Windows systems, use Microsoft Visual Studio Professional and Microsoft Visual C++ versions 2015 or later.
  • For Linux systems, use Eclipse 2019-12 or later and GCC 7.2.0. For more information about GCC, refer to GCC Requirement.
  • For SoC applications, use the GCC cross-compiler available with the Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (EDS).

Linux systems require the Perl command version 5 or later. Include the path to the Perl command in your PATH system environment variable setting.

For Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ packages that include Intel Code Builder, Intel Code Builder requires Java SE version 1.8.71 or later to run.

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