This article describes how to create an f1 instance.

Prerequisites

You must use an image that is pre-installed with the Intel development environment to create an f1 instance. To obtain the image, open a ticket.

Procedure

Follow the steps described in create an ECS instance, However, the following configurations must be selected:

  • Region: Select China East 1 (Hangzhou) > China East 1 Zone F.
  • Instance Type: Select Heterogeneous Computing > FPGA  > Compute, and then select the appropriate f1 instance type.
  • Image: Select Shared Image, and then select the shared image.
    Note You must use an image that is pre-installed with the Intel development environment to create an f1 instance. This image is not available in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace directly. To obtain the image, please find quartus17.0, vcs2017.3,  dcp sdk in the opt directory.
  • Network: Select VPC, and select a created VPC and VSwitch.

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

echo $LM_LICENSE_FILE #Check whether the variable is set.

Best practices

See best practices of f1 instances: