Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition: Programming Guide

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Date 9/26/2022

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6.6.2. Compiling and Linking Your Host Application

The OpenCL™ host application uses standard OpenCL runtime APIs to manage device configuration, data buffers, kernel launches, and synchronization. The host application also contains functions such as file I/O, or portions of the source code that do not run on an accelerator device. The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ includes utility commands you can invoke to obtain information on C header files describing the OpenCL APIs, and board-specific MMD and host runtime libraries with which you must link your host application.
Important: For Windows systems, you must add the /MD flag to link the host runtime libraries against the multithreaded dynamic link library (DLL) version of the Microsoft C Runtime library. You must also compile your host application with the /MD compilation flag, or use the /NODEFAULTLIB linker option to override the selection of runtime library.
Remember: Include the path to the INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT/host/<OS_platform>/bin folder in your library search path when you run your host application.