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Setting up an FPGA Compile Worker

Last Modified: January 11, 2018

An FPGA compile worker is a computer that takes job requests from the compile server and compiles the FPGA code. You can set the development computer or a remote computer as the compile worker. You can connect multiple compile workers to the compile server as long as the compile workers are in the same network as the compile server.

Before setting up a compile worker, you must set up a compile server.

Complete the following steps to set up a computer as a compile worker:

  1. Optional: If you are setting up a remote computer to be a compile worker, ensure that the remote computer has the same development environment as the development computer.
  2. Click Start»All Programs»National Instruments»FPGA Compile Tools NXG»LabVIEW NXG FPGA Compile Worker to launch the LabVIEW NXG FPGA Compile Worker.
  3. Click Configure to launch the Configure Compile Worker dialog box.
  4. Select the type of compile server and enter user login information.
  5. Place a checkmark in the Secure Connection checkbox if you enabled HTTPS when setting up the compile server. Otherwise, leave the checkbox empty.
  6. Optional: Click Test to verify if the settings are valid. Resolve any errors.
  7. In the Number of simultaneous jobs field, specify the maximum number of compile jobs that the compile worker can handle simultaneously.

    Generally, one CPU core can handle one compile job. However, NI recommends leaving one core free for operating system tasks. For example, if you have a quad-core CPU, NI recommends setting Number of simultaneous jobs to 3.

  8. Click OK.
You can then monitor the status of the compile worker and view a list of current compilation jobs in the LabVIEW NXG FPGA Compile Worker window.

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