Intel® FPGA AI Suite: Getting Started Guide

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Date 9/06/2023
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4.3. Installing the Intel® FPGA AI Suite With System Package Management Tools

The Intel® FPGA AI Suite is provided as a package that you can install using your system package management tools. The default location for the installation is /opt/intel. If you want to install Intel® FPGA AI Suite in a different location, follow the instructions in Installing the Intel FPGA AI Suite Into an Alternative Location.

To install the Intel® FPGA AI Suite with system package management tools:
  1. Download the Intel® FPGA AI Suite 2023.2.1 installation package for your operating system from the following Intel FPGA Software Download Center URL:

    https://plan.seek.intel.com/Intel_FPGA_AI_Download_Enroll

    WSL 2 Users: Use a web browser in your Windows* environment to download the file. Ensure that you download Intel® FPGA AI Suite for Ubuntu* 20.
  2. Install Intel® FPGA AI Suite according to the instruction for your operating system:

Installing Intel® FPGA AI Suite on Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Operating Systems

For Red Hat* Enterprise Linux*, the Intel® FPGA AI Suite is provided as an RPM package that you can install with the dnf command. The dnf command automatically installs several dependencies.

To install the package into the default location in /opt/intel/, locate the .rpm file and run the following command:
sudo dnf install <full path to fpga-ai-suite.rpm>

Installing Intel® FPGA AI Suite on Ubuntu* Operating Systems

For Ubuntu* operating systems (including those running in a WSL 2 environment), the Intel® FPGA AI Suite is provided as a package that you can install with the apt command. The apt command automatically installs several dependencies. Choose the correct Debian package for your operating system (either Ubuntu* 18 or Ubuntu* 20).

On Ubuntu* 18.04, you might need to update the package database with the apt update command before you install the Intel® FPGA AI Suite package.

To install the package into the default location in /opt/intel/, locate the .deb file and run the following commands:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libappstream4
sudo apt update
sudo apt install <full path to fpga-ai-suite.deb>

Installing Intel® FPGA AI Suite in a Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Environment

The Intel® FPGA AI Suite supports Ubuntu* 20.04 LTS running in a Windows* Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) environment. Ensure that your WSL 2 environment has Ubuntu* 20.04 LTS installed and that you have internet access from your WSL 2 environment.

To install Intel® FPGA AI Suite in your WSL 2 environment:
  1. Move the downloaded .deb file from its downloaded location in your Windows file system to a location in your Linux* file system. You can drag-and-drop the file using Windows* File Explorer. You can find the Linux* file system the Linux entry in the File Explorer navigation pane.
  2. Start a WSL 2 terminal session.
  3. In the WSL2 terminal session, install the package into the default location in /opt/intel/ by locating the .deb file in your Linux* file system and running the following commands:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall libappstream4
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install <full path to fpga-ai-suite.deb>

Next Step

After installing Intel® FPGA AI Suite, continue your installation with the steps in Installing OpenVINO Toolkit.