Installation Requirements

The Vitis software platform consists of an integrated development environment (IDE) for interactive project development, and command-line tools for scripted or manual application development. The Vitis software platform also includes the Vivado® Design Suite for implementing the kernel on the target device, and for developing custom hardware platforms.

Note: Windows OS support is limited to the Vitis embedded software development flow. The acceleration features in the Vitis software platform are not supported.

Some requirements listed here are only required for software acceleration features, but not for embedded software development features. Xilinx recommends installing all the required packages to have the best experience with the Vitis software platform.

To install and run on a computer, your system must meet the following minimum requirements.

Table 1. Application Acceleration Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Operating System Linux, 64-bit:
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS, 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS
  • CentOS 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
  • RHEL 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
System Memory For Alveo cards: 64 GB (80 GB is recommended)

For embedded: 32 GB

Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB
Table 2. Embedded Software Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Operating System Linux, 64-bit:
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS, 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS
  • CentOS 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
  • RHEL 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 12.4
Windows, 64-bit:
  • Windows 7 Professional (with SP1)
  • Windows 10 Professional (1809 update, 1903 Pre-release)
System Memory 32 GB (64 GB is recommended)
Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB