Xilinx, NGCodec and VYUSync collectively have assembled a high performance, easy to use video transcoding package that anyone with FFmpeg experience can use and evaluate. This solution delivers a real-time H.264 to either HEVC or VP9 ABR package that is built on the Xilinx 16nm UltraScale™ architecture in a COTS PCIe form factor.
The Xilinx GitHub is the place to go to find documentation and installation instructions for the package files shown below.
Download and install the Xilinx Runtime and Shell Interface Packages for your Alveo U200 Data Center accelerator card.
The Xilinx runtime (XRT) is a low level communication layer (APIs and drivers) between the host and the card.
IMPORTANT: Please enter the following command before installing the XRT:
$ sudo yum-config-manager --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
$ sudo yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install epel-release
The deployment target platform is the communication layer physically implemented and flashed into the card.