Quick Start Guide for Intel® FPGA Development Tools on the Microsoft* Azure* Platform

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Date 12/22/2017
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1.8.2. Setting Up an Intel® Quartus® Prime Project

Prepare your project for compilation.
  1. On the Project tab, click Open Project, and select an Intel® Quartus® Prime project.
    If you do not have an example at hand, copy an example from the $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR/qdesigns directory in your local folder.
  2. Click the Setup tab. In Compilation Type, select Local.
    Figure 14. Setup Tab
  3. On the Exploration tab, click to display Exploration Points. Specify the following settings:
    Table 7.  Settings for Exploration Points in Design Space Explorer II
    Parameter Value
    Explore Select Design Exploration.
    Skip base exploration point Enable to avoid performing a base compile with no seed or assignment changes.
    Exploration Mode Select Seed Sweep Only.
    Seeds Select Specify, and specify a range of seeds to test out.
    Figure 15. Exploration Points in Exploration Tab
  4. To configure parallelism, click Advanced. Specify the following settings:
    Table 8.  Advanced Settings for Design Space Explorer II
    Parameter Value
    Maximum parallel compilations In the example with Intel® Arria® 10 and instance type Standard_E64_V3 , enter 10.
    Maximum number of CPUs

    Number of CPUs each compiler must use.

    Since 10 compilers share the CPUs, divide the number of CPU cores by the number of compilers.

    The Standard_E64_V3 machine has 64 cores and 512 GB of physical RAM, so for the Intel® Arria® 10 example you use 6 CPUs per compiler.

    Figure 16. Advanced Settings in Exploration Tab

    On warning about performing more than one compilation simultaneously, click OK.

    Your project is ready for compilation.

  5. To compile, click Start.
    Figure 17. Start Compilation

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