This article describes how to create an f1 instance.

Prerequisites

You need an image preinstalled with the development environment of Intel to create an f1 instance. We can share the image with you. This is the only method to get the image. To apply for the image, open a ticket.

Procedure

Follow the steps described in the Procedure section of Create an ECS instance, but before doing so, consider the following:

  • Region: Select  China East 1 (Hangzhou) > China East 1 Zone F.
  • Instance Type: Select  Heterogeneous Computing > FPGA  > Compute. And select the appropriate F1 instance type.
  • Image: Select Shared Image, and then select the shared image.
    Note
    You need an image preinstalled with the development environment of Intel to create an f1 instance. We can share the image with you. This is the only method to get the image. You can find quartus17.0, vcs2017.3,  dcp sdk in the opt directory.
  • Network: Select VPC, and select a VPC and VSwitch.

After an f1 instance is created, connect to the instance, and run the following command to check whether the License is configured.

echo $LM_LICENSE_FILE #To check whether the variable is set.

Best practices

See best practices of f1 instances: