1.3. Contents of the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition
- The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Offline Compiler translates your OpenCL* device code into a hardware configuration file that the system loads onto an Intel® FPGA product.
- The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition utility includes a set of commands you can invoke to perform high-level tasks such as running diagnostic tests.
- The host runtime provides the OpenCL* host and runtime API for your OpenCL* host application.
The host runtime consists of libraries that provide OpenCL* APIs, hardware abstractions, and helper libraries.
Drivers, Libraries and Files
The software installation process installs the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition into a directory that you own. The INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT environment variable references the path to the SDK's installation directory.
|Windows Folder||Linux Directory||Description|
|bin||bin||User commands in the SDK. Include this directory in your PATH environment variable setting.|
|board \custom_platform_toolkit\tests||board /custom_platform_toolkit/tests||The path to the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition kernel code files to test platforms.
Note: Starting from the 20.3 release, Intel® has removed the support for Windows and Linux OpenCL BSPs. Use version 20.2 or older OpenCL BSPs available at FPGA Software Download Center as a reference. If you want to migrate your OpenCL BSP to a newer version, follow the recommended steps provided in the Reference Platform Porting Guides available under Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL documentation.
|ip||ip||Intellectual property (IP) cores used to compile device kernels.|
|host||host||Files necessary for compiling and running your host application.|
|host\include||host/include|| OpenCL* Specification version 1.0 header files and software interface files necessary for compiling and linking your host application.
The host/include/CL subdirectory also includes the C++ header file cl.hpp. The file contains an OpenCL* version 1.1 C++ wrapper API. These C++ bindings enable a C++ host program to access the OpenCL* runtime APIs using native C++ classes and methods.
Important: The OpenCL* version 1.1 C++ bindings are compatible with OpenCL* Specification versions 1.0 and 1.1.
Add this path to the include file search path in your development environment.
|host\windows64\lib||host/linux64/lib|| OpenCL* host runtime libraries that provide the OpenCL* platform and runtime APIs. These libraries are necessary for linking your host application.
To run an OpenCL* application on Linux, include this directory in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable setting.
|host\windows64\bin||host/linux64/bin||Runtime commands and libraries necessary for running your host application, wherever applicable. For 64-bit Windows system, include this directory in your PATH environment variable setting.
|share||share||Architecture-independent support files.|
Example OpenCL* Applications
You can refer to example OpenCL* applications from the examples_aoc OpenCL* design examples directory under INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT.
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