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

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B. Document Revision History of the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition Getting Started Guide

Document Version Intel® Quartus® Prime Version Changes
2022.09.26 22.3
  • Maintenance release.
2022.06.21 22.2
  • Maintenance release.
2022.03.28 22.1
  • Updated the instructions to access memory recommendations in Prerequisites for the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition.
  • Updated the instructions to download software in the following Linux and Windows-specific topics:
    • Downloading the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition
    • Downloading the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL and the SoC EDS
2021.12.13 21.4
  • Maintenance release.
2021.10.04 21.3
  • Maintenance release.
2021.06.21 21.2
  • Maintenance release.
2021.03.29 21.1
  • Maintenance release.
2020.12.14 20.4
  • Updated the RTE versions.
2020.09.28 20.3
  • Added more information to the GCC Requirement page.
  • Updated the RTE versions.
  • Updated a note about the lack of support for Windows and Linux BSPs in Managing an FPGA Board and Installing an FPGA Board.
2020.06.22 20.2
  • Removed all references to Akamai and direct download methods.
  • Added a note about -nodeps option and made minor updates to the output of FCD and ICD setup output in Building the Host Application.
  • Added a note about downloading the BSPs online since they are no longer shipped with SDK in Overview of the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition Setup Process and Managing an FPGA board topics.
  • Updated some of the prerequisites in Prerequisites for the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition.
  • Updated the init_opencl.bat script output in Setting the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition User Environment Variables
  • Removed the board directory from Contents of the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition.
  • Updated all references to downloading OpenCL design examples from Intel website and replaced them with instructions to access examples from the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL installation.
  • Updated RTE Setup Process for x86-64 Systems and RTE Setup Process for SoC FPGA diagrams.
  • Added a new topic GCC Requirement.
2020.04.15 19.1
  • Changed rpm -e aocl-rte to rpm -e intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte in Uninstalling the Software.
  • Changed aclrte-arm32.tgz to intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte-32bit-arm.tgz in Installing the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition onto the SoC FPGA Board.
  • Changed mv aclrte-arm32.tgz <rte_destination_directory> to mvintel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte-32bit-arm.tgz <rte_destination_directory> in Installing the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition onto the SoC FPGA Board.
  • Changed tar -xvfz aclrte-arm32.tgz to tar -xzvf intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte-32bit-arm.tgz in Installing the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition onto the SoC FPGA Board.
  • Updated the list of variables to be set, in Installing the Intel FPGA RTE for OpenCL Pro Edition onto the SoC FPGA Board.
2019.09.30 19.1 In Installing the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition topic, made the following updates:
  • Changed /usr/intelFPGA_pro/<version>/aclrte_linux64 to /usr/intel/<version>/intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte.
  • Changed aocl-rte-<version>.x86_64.rpm to intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte-64bit-linux.rpm.
  • Changed opt/intelFPGA_pro/aclrte-linux64 to /opt/intel/intel-fpga-opencl-pro-rte.
2019.04.01 19.1
2019.01.14 18.1
2018.12.24 18.1
2018.09.24 18.1
  • Maintenance release
2018.05.04 18.0
  • Removed information related to the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Standard Edition, the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL Standard Edition, and the Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite Standard Edition.
  • Updated the Getting Started with the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Pro Edition for ARMv7-A SoC FPGA chapter to include Intel® Arria® 10 SoC information.
Date Version Changes
November 2017 2017.11.04
May 2017 2017.05.05
  • Rebranded the Altera Client Driver (ACD) to FPGA Client Driver (FCD).
  • Updated the download instructions in Downloading the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ for Windows and Linux.
  • Added reminders that folder names where you uncompress downloaded OpenCL design examples must not contain spaces.
October 2016 2016.10.31
  • Rebranded Altera RTE for OpenCL to Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ .
  • Rebranded Altera SoC Embedded Design Suite to Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Design Suite.
  • Rebranded ARM DS-5 Altera Edition Toolkit to Arm* DS-5* Intel® SoC FPGA Edition Toolkit.
  • Deprecated and removed support for big-endian system, resulting in the following documentation changes:
    • In Prerequisites for the Altera RTE for OpenCL, removed "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on big-endian system" from the list of supported operating systems.
    • In Contents of the Altera RTE for OpenCL, removed the Big-Endian System Directory column from the table of contents in the RTE installation directory.
    • In Downloading the Altera RTE for OpenCL for Linux, removed from Step 6 the choice to select the OpenCL PowerPC RPM installation package.
    • Removed the topics Installing the Altera RTE for OpenCL on Big-Endian Systems and Setting the Environment Variables on Big-Endian Systems.
    • In Installing and FPGA Board for Linux, removed information on running the init_opencl script on big-endian systems, and removed related link to Setting the Environment Variables on Big-Endian Systems.
  • In Installing an FPGA Board for 64-bit Windows and Linux, provided the following updates:

    • Noted that the SDK supports installation of multiple Custom Platforms. To use the SDK utilities on each board in a system with multiple Custom Platforms, the AOCL_BOARD_PACKAGE_ROOT environment variable setting must correspond to the Custom Platform subdirectory of the associated board.
    • Noted that in a system with multiple Custom Platforms, the host program should use ACD to discover the boards instead of directly linking to the MMD libraries.
  • In Building the Host Application for 64-bit Windows, outlined the prerequisite tasks for setting up ACD and ICD for use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 prior to building the host application.
  • Updated all RTE output for a successful kernel execution.
May 2016 2016.05.02
  • Replaced the lists of supported Windows and Linux versions to a link to the Operating System Support page on the Altera website.
  • Added the %ALTERAOCLSDKROOT%\windows64\bin setting to the list of Windows environment variables.
November 2015 2015.11.02
  • Added Windows 8.1 to supported Windows versions.
  • Added the following figures to illustrate the RTE setup processes for x86-64, big-endian, and SoC systems:
    • RTE Setup Process for x86-64 and Big-Endian Systems
    • RTE Setup Process for SoC
  • Modified software download and installation instructions for SoC to include the new tar file installation package.
  • Modified instructions for executing the hello_world OpenCL example design onto a device. You must create your own .aocx file from the hello_world.cl file on a separate development machine, and then use the RTE to deploy the .aocx file onto the device.
  • Removed licensing sections because an AOCL license is not necessary to run the RTE.
May 2015 15.0.0
  • Reorganized instructions into the following sections:
    • Introduction to the RTE
    • Getting Started with the RTE for Windows
    • Getting Started with the RTE for Linux and Big-Endian Systems
    • Getting Started with the RTE for Altera ARMv7-A SoC, which is further divided into Windows and Linux instructions
December 2014 14.1.0
  • Reorganized information flow.
  • Updated Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version support.
  • Added licensing information in the Licensing the Software section.
  • Included information on the init_opencl script for setting environment variables.
  • Updated the board uninstallation instructions to include the invocation of the aocl uninstall utility command.
June 2014 14.0.0 Initial release.