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Upgrade Quartus 17.0 to Quartus 18.0 issue

Altera_Forum
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Hi everyone, 

I have a problem with Quartus 18.0 standard version.  

If I compile my project on Quartus 17.0 it needs about 75 minutes, on the other hand after the upgrade to 18.0 standard version it needs 225 minutes, it's a huge difference. 

 

 

The settings of the quartus 17.0 and 18.0 are the same, both FPGA codes works. However, I don't understand why. 

 

 

Some advices? 

 

Just tried to delete the database nothing's changed.
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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How many processor cores is Quartus using in 17.0 and 18.0 respectively?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi mhavu, 

thank you for the answer. 

Both 17.0 and 18.0 are using all the cores. In our case 6 cores.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Is there a certain part of the compilation process that takes more time on 18.0, or is every part proportionally slower?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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All the parts are proportionally slower

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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What device are you compiling for and how full is the device?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi sstrell, 

the device is an Arria V and we are using 70% of the device's resources.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi, 

 

Can you share the flow.rpt file from both Quartus V 18 and 17 projects & design used. 

 

FYI. 

The Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition software release version 18.0 contains no new features or enhancements. Old software issues are fixed. 

https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/literature/rn/rn-qts-std-dev-support.pdf 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi, 

 

Based on above conversation if both database & processor cores taken care, It may be an issue. 

Can you share your design? If cannot share it on the forum you can file a service request

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi, 

I'll file a service request 

 

Thanks
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Hi Anand, 

 

I'm trying to file a service request but I can't. Everytime I submit the request appearing the message "We are unable to complete the transaction. Please try again later" 

 

Suggestions.....
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