Intel® FPGA AI Suite: PCIe-based Design Example User Guide

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5.4. Programming the FPGA Device ( Intel® Arria® 10)

You can verify the Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA programming by OPAE by using one of the OPAE sample application programs.

The OPAE sample application programs are described in the Intel® Acceleration Stack Quick Start Guide for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA.

If the Intel PAC is connected and has sufficient cooling, then you can program a bitstream using the fpgaconf command. If the demonstration bitstreams (which correspond to the architectures in the example_architectures/ directory) were installed, then you can use them. You can also compile a new bitstream, as described in section Compiling the PCIe -based Example Design.

You can program the design example bitstreams by using the following command:

fpgaconf -v  <path_to_design_example_bitstream (.gbs)>

The Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA requires server-level cooling with a dual-fan graphics card cooler or another appropriate fan. Contact your Intel representative for specific cooling solution suggestions and quote case 14016255788 when contacting your representative.

If the supplementary cooling is not sufficient, the PAC will hang during inference. Until you are certain that the cooling solution is sufficient, monitor the temperature using the command: sudo fpgainfo temp