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Difference between Open Access OFS and the OFS under otcshare

Beginner_in_FPGA
New Contributor I
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Hey, 

Intel provides 2 OFS stacks, 

I wanted to know if there is any difference between the two as they offer the same features in terms of throughput.
The Open source OFS seems to support more boards than otcshare.

Thank you.

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khtan
Employee
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Hi,

 

The public release OFS (https://ofs.github.io/ofs-2024.1-1/)  is the official OFS documentation and source for references moving forward. 

Previously we have the otcshare which contains limited release(including development release) for certain users only. Basically both of them are similar (though i think otcshare might have older versions of OFS), in fact ofs.github.io will contain more updated release and documentation thus it is recommended to refer to the official ofs.github.io for OFS related materials.

 

Thanks

Regards

Kian

Beginner_in_FPGA
New Contributor I
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Hi @khtan ,

So the design implemented within the otcshare is an older version of ofs if I'm not wrong, correct?

So if I were to program the N6000 board I could use both of them, but preferably use OFS (https://github.com/OFS/ofs-agx7-pcie-attach) rather than OTCshare (https://github.com/otcshare/intel-ofs-fim/tree/release/n6000-beta3.2-SKU1).

Thanks
Best Regards

khtan
Employee
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Hi, 

I was checking on the otcshare version , basically it would be hard to say it is always older version only as otcshare is also used for pre-release development version that is based on a single board with fixed customization whereas public release OFS repo have the released official version for public to use with added functionality OFSS for board customization and to cater for more board variants. (eg both otcshare and public OFS repo have 4.1.1 and 24.1.1 respectively which is the same version but otcshare only for N6001 board only).

 

Thus my advice is to use the publicly OFS repo as it offers more functionality and board specific customization.

 

Thanks

Regards

KH

Beginner_in_FPGA
New Contributor I
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Hi @khtan ,

Okay got it, thank you for the confirmation. This case can be closed now.

Thanks,
Best Regards.

khtan
Employee
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Hi,

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Kian

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