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

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Date 3/28/2022

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

Updated for:
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Suite 22.1
The Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition Getting Started Guide describes the procedures you follow to install the Intel® FPGA Runtime Environment (RTE) for OpenCL™ Pro Edition. This document also contains instructions on how to deploy an OpenCL application with the RTE.

The RTE is a subset of the Intel® FPGA Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenCL Pro Edition1 . Unlike the SDK, which provides an environment that enables the development and deployment of OpenCL kernel programs, the RTE provides tools and runtime components that enable you to build and execute a host program, and execute precompiled OpenCL kernel programs on target accelerator boards.

OpenCL is a C-based open standard for the programming of heterogeneous parallel devices. For more information about the OpenCL Specification version 1.0, refer to the OpenCL Reference Pages. For detailed information on the OpenCL application programming interface (API) and programming language, refer to the OpenCL Specification version 1.0.


If you require OpenCL™ kernel development and deployment functionalities, download the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL Pro Edition. Refer to the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL Pro Edition Getting Started Guide for more information.

Do not install the RTE and the SDK on the same host system.

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1 The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL is based on a published Khronos Specification, and has passed the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at