Intel Acceleration Stack Quick Start Guide for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA

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Date 12/04/2020
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3.2. System Requirements

  • Validated servers:
  • Validated Linux* releases:
    • Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* (RHEL) 7.6, kernel version 3.10.0-957
    • Ubuntu* 18.04, kernel 4.15
  • PACSign tool requires Python 3.0
  • Open Programmable Acceleration Engine (OPAE) tools require Python 2.7
You can use the same server for all development, including the following activities:
  • Developing software
  • Running sample programs and diagnostics
  • Creating and simulating AFUs
  • Generating the loadable AFU images
Note:
  • The system you use to compile the hardware design must have at least 48 GB of free memory.
  • Known good software and hardware combination configurations can be found at the Intel FPGA Acceleration Hub Software Download Intel web page.
  • Software dependencies are downloaded through the internet by the installer.
Table 2.  Useful Linux CommandsThe following Linux commands provide information about your system.
Command Description
sudo dmidecode -t bios BIOS information, including revision
cat /proc/cpuinfo CPU information
cat /etc/redhat-release RHEL version information
cat /proc/version Linux* kernel version
cat /etc/lsb-release or cat /etc/os-release Ubuntu* version information