1.2. Contents of the Intel® FPGA RTE for OpenCL™ Standard Edition
Utilities and Host Runtime Libraries
- The RTE Utility includes commands you can invoke to perform high-level tasks. The RTE utilities are a subset of of the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL Standard Edition utilities.
- The host runtime provides the OpenCL host platform API and runtime API for your OpenCL host application.
The host runtime consists of the following libraries:
- Statically-linked libraries provide OpenCL host APIs, hardware abstractions and helper libraries.
- Dynamic link libraries (DLLs) provide hardware abstractions and helper libraries.
Drivers, Libraries and Files
The RTE installation process installs the RTE into a directory that you own. The path to the software installation directory is referenced by the INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT environment variable.
|High-level utilities. Include this directory in your PATH environment variable setting.
|The Reference Platform available with the RTE.
Important: The Reference Platform for the RTE does not include the hardware subdirectory.
|Files necessary for compiling your host program.
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.
|OpenCL host runtime libraries for the given target platform that provide the OpenCL platform and runtime APIs. These libraries are necessary for linking and running your host application.
Prior to running your host application, include this directory in the library search path.
|Platform-specific binary for the RTE Utility, runtime commands, and DLLs (for Windows) necessary for running your host application, wherever applicable. Include this directory in your PATH environment variable setting.
|Perl scripts and support libraries for the RTE Utility.
Example OpenCL Applications
You can download example OpenCL applications from the OpenCL Design Examples page.