Intel Acceleration Stack Quick Start Guide: Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card D5005

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Date 7/09/2021
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2.4.2.1. Installing the Intel Acceleration Stack Runtime Package on the Host Machine

The Python3 package is required to install one of the OPAE rpm.
$ sudo yum install -y python36 python36-pip

Follow these instructions to extract the release package:

  1. Extract the archive file:
    tar xvf *rte_installer.tar.gz
  2. Change to install directory:
    cd *rte_installer
  3. Run ./setup.sh and follow the prompts:
    ./setup.sh
  4. You are prompted with the following questions:
    1. Do you wish to continue to install the software (Acceleration Stack)?1
      Option Description
      Select Yes (y) If you want to continue using an unsupported platform.
      Select No (n) To set up the correct environment, refer to Installing Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* version 7.6.
    2. Do you wish to install the OPAE?
      Option Description
      Select Yes (y) If you have admin and network access.
      Select No (n) If you do not have admin and network access. After the installation, follow the manual steps listed in section Installing the OPAE Software Package.
    3. Do you wish to install the OPAE PACSign package?
      Note: This installation requires you have to admin and network access.
      Option Description
      Select Yes (y) If you plan on signing any bitstreams.
      Select No (n) If you do not intent to sign any bitstream. To manually install the OPAE PACSign package later, follow the steps listed in section Installing the PACSign.
  5. Accept the license.
  6. When you receive an installation directory prompt for your Intel Acceleration Stack release, you can specify an install directory. Otherwise, the installer uses the default directory at /home/<username>/intelrtestack.
  7. A second prompt displays to install the Intel OpenCL* RTE package. The default location for this installation is: /opt/opencl_rte.
    1. If you select OPAE as an installation option, you will be prompted for (y/d/N) permission to install the package opae-intel-fpga-driver.
  8. Run the initialization script to set the required environment variables and OPAE_PLATFORM_ROOT:
    source /home/<username>/intelrtestack/init_env.sh 
    Note: Intel recommends that you run this initialization script after every login. You can also add this script to your shell initialization so that it automatically runs at every login.
  9. The OPAE_PLATFORM_ROOT environment variable is used as a relative path to executables and files throughout this document. The following command prints OPAE_PLATFORM_ROOT.
    echo $OPAE_PLATFORM_ROOT
1 This question is only asked if your OS and kernel version doesn't match the system requirements.