Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition: Programming Guide

ID 683342
Date 4/22/2019
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4. Managing an FPGA Board

The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition includes utility commands you can invoke to install, uninstall, diagnose, and program your FPGA board.

You can install multiple Custom Platforms simultaneously on the same system using the SDK utilities, such as aocl diagnose with multiple Custom Platforms. The Custom Platform subdirectory contains the board_env.xml file.

In a system with multiple Custom Platforms, ensure that the host program uses the FPGA Client Driver (FCD) to discover the boards rather than linking to the Custom Platforms' memory-mapped device (MMD) libraries directly. As long as FCD is correctly set up for Custom Platform, FCD finds all the installed boards at runtime.