SDAccel Hardware Requirements

The SDAccel™ environment requires the following hardware:

  • Acceleration Card. Use one of the following:
    • Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-KU3 card. The card is based on the Kintex® UltraScale™ XCKU060T-2FFVA1156E FPGA.
    • Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3 card. The card is based on the Virtex®-7 XC7VX690T-2FFG1157C FPGA.
    • Xilinx Xil-ACCEL-RD-KU115 card. The card is based on the Kintex UltraScale XCKU115-FLVB2104-2-E FPGA.
    • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU1500 Reconfigurable Acceleration card based on XCKU115-FLVB2104-2-E FPGA.
  • Host computer: Desktop computer for hosting the acceleration card. The host computer must provide the following.
    • Motherboard with a PCIe Gen3 X8 slot
    • 16 GB RAM
    • 100GB free disk space
    • DVD drive
  • Programming computer: Laptop or desktop computer running the supplied Vivado Design Suite 2016.4 for programming the FPGA.
  • Xilinx® Platform Cable USB 2, part number HW-USB-II-G for connecting the programming computer to the acceleration card. See the Platform Cable USB II Data Sheet, (DS593).
  • Additional platforms are available from partners. For more information, visit the SDAccel Developer Zone: http://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/software-zone/sdaccel.html.

Known Issues

Xilinx performs substantial testing across of a number of different systems. The following are issues that we have identified on some common systems.

Table 1. Known Issues
System Known Issues
ASUS P8Z77 WS Receiver errors (DLLP Errors) are seen sometimes. They are benign and can be safely ignored.
ASUS Z170-A This system will not boot with CentOS/RHEL 6.8. Please use CentOS/RHEL 7 on these systems.
Gigabyte AX370-Gaming 5 The VU9P card links at Gen1x8 on the middle slot which is a x8 slot. Please use a different PCIe slot.
SuperMicro X10 SDV-TLN4F No known issues.
SuperMicro X10SRi-F All slots have some issues (Link happens on this card but DMA fails). Please find a different system to use for SDAccel Development.