Installation Requirements - 2021.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

Document ID
UG1393
ft:locale
English (United States)
Release Date
2021-12-15
Version
2021.2 English

The Vitis™ software platform consists of an integrated design 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.

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.

Note: Support for the following operating systems will end in 2021.2 for the application acceleration development flow:
  • RHEL/CentOS 7.6, 7.7
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS, 18.04.3 LTS
Note: The application acceleration development flow is not supported by the Windows OS.
Table 1. Application Acceleration Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Development

(Build Machine OS)

Deployment (Host OS)

Enabled via XRT

Operating System Linux, 64-bit:
  • CentOS/RHEL 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • RHEL 8.4
  • Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, 18.04.5 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS
For on-premise acceleration (Alveo Data Center accelerator cards):
  • CentOS/RHEL 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • RHEL 8.4
  • Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, 18.04.5 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS
For edge acceleration (embedded platforms):
  • PetaLinux 2021.2
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. AI Engine Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement
Operating System Linux, 64-bit:
  • CentOS/RHEL 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • RHEL 8.4
  • Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, 18.04.5 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS
System Memory 64 GB (80 GB is recommended)
Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB