Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition: Getting Started Guide

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Date 9/24/2018
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1.1. Prerequisites for the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition

To install the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition and create an OpenCL* application for an Intel FPGA Preferred Board for OpenCL, your system must meet certain hardware, target platform, and software requirements.

Hardware Requirements

Accelerator boards requirements:

  • Acquire a Reference Platform from Intel® , or a Custom Platform from an Intel® preferred board vendor.

    For more information, refer to the Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL FPGA Platforms page on the Intel® FPGA website.

Development system requirements:

  • You must have administrator, root, or sudo privileges on the development system to install the necessary packages and drivers.
  • The development system has at least 85 gigabytes (GB) of free disk space for software installation.
  • The development system has at least 24 GB of RAM.
    Tip: Refer to board vendor's documentation on the recommended system storage size.

  • For PCI Express* ( PCIe* ) accelerator boards, the host machine motherboard must have an available PCIe* port slot that is at least the same width (that is, the same number of PCIe* lanes) as the board.

The host system must be running one of the following supported operating systems:

  • For a list of supported Windows and Linux operating systems, refer to the Operating System Support page on the Intel® FPGA website.

Software Prerequisites

Develop your host application using one of the following Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ - and Intel® Quartus® Prime software-compatible C compiler or software development environment:

  • For Windows systems, use Microsoft Visual Studio Professional version 2010 or later.
  • For Linux systems, use the C compiler included with the GCC.

Linux systems require the Perl command version 5 or later. Include the path to the Perl command in your PATH system environment variable setting.

For Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ packages that include Intel Code Builder, Intel Code Builder requires Java SE version 1.8.71 or later to run.

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