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Altera_Forum
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How to obtain a valid license of FPGA SDK for OpenCL

Hi all,  

I dont know how to obtain a valid SDK for OpenCL License of v16 or v17? 

please help...
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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v17.1 does not require an OpenCL license. For earlier versions, you either have to buy a license, or if you are university student, you can ask your supervisor to join Altera/Intel's university program through which you can get free licenses.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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v17.1 does not require an OpenCL license. For earlier versions, you either have to buy a license, or if you are university student, you can ask your supervisor to join Altera/Intel's university program through which you can get free licenses. 

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@HRZ thanks so much...would the opencl use directly after dowloaded and installed Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL in v17.1?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Yes; however, you still need a license for Quartus if you are going to target Stratix V or Arria 10. You can use Quartus Lite without a license, but that can only target Cyclone devices.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Yes; however, you still need a license for Quartus if you are going to target Stratix V or Arria 10. You can use Quartus Lite without a license, but that can only target Cyclone devices. 

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ok.. thank for your valuable reply.. i really had a license for quartus v17.1
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Yes; however, you still need a license for Quartus if you are going to target Stratix V or Arria 10. You can use Quartus Lite without a license, but that can only target Cyclone devices. 

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Do you mean the Quartus Lite version can use OpenCL for Cyclone V devices? The licensing details document (https://www.altera.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_us/pdfs/literature/po/ss-quartus-comparison....)states that OpenCL is  

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Supported with the Intel Quartus Prime Pro/Standard Edition software. 

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It seems to me that the Lite edition does not explicitly support OpenCL, even for Cyclone V.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I had seen people on the forum previously who were trying to use the OpenCL SDK with Quartus Lite but I am not sure if they were actually successful in doing so. As you pointed out, based on Altera's documentation, it seems OpenCL is not at all supported with Quartus Lite. You can still try, maybe it works.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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When running the Quartus Lite installer the OpenCL SDK is not included in the components. It's a pity because I can afford the $175 DE1-SoC board but I cannot afford the $2,995 Quartus Prime license... :(

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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You can try installing the SDK separately.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I tried and unfortunately the installation of the OpenCL SDK gives an error about an incompatible version being installed in the target directory (version 18 Lite). I conclude that it is indeed not possible to use the OpenCL SDK with the Quartus Lite version.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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That is sad to hear. :(

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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if my supervisor join altera's university program which i canget free licenses,that license is free forever or have deadline time? would U give me the link of altera university program or the flow to apply a free licenses? thank so much...

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
277 Views

 

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v17.1 does not require an OpenCL license. For earlier versions, you either have to buy a license, or if you are university student, you can ask your supervisor to join Altera/Intel's university program through which you can get free licenses. 

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if my supervisor join altera's university program which i canget free licenses,that license is free forever or have deadline time? would U give me the link of altera university program or the flow to apply a free licenses? thank so much..
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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The licenses are time-limited but they are usually for a few years and you can always extend them or request new ones. Check this link for more info: 

 

https://www.altera.com/support/training/university/overview.html
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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The licenses are time-limited but they are usually for a few years and you can always extend them or request new ones. Check this link for more info: 

 

https://www.altera.com/support/training/university/overview.html 

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how long does a licenses have?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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how long does a licenses have? 

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That is decided by the person from Altera/Intel who issues the license.
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