Total Compute is an approach to moving beyond optimizing individual IP to take a system-level solution view of the SoC that puts use cases and experiences at the heart of the designs. For more details please see Arm’s Total Compute Strategy page.
Total Compute focuses on optimizing Performance, Security, and Developer Access across Arm’s IP, software, and tools. This means higher-performing, more immersive, and more secure experiences on devices coupled with an easier app and software development process.
Read more in Arm's blogposts on Compute Performance, Developer Access and Defense in depth.
The Total Compute platform provides an envelope for all of Arm's latest IP and software solutions, optimised to work together and constituting Total Compute as described above.
A reference open source software stack is now available for the first version of the Total Compute Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP), named TC0. This is intended to enable product software development and help “bootstrap” a variety of Arm Partner product and software solutions. A reference OS/RTOS port is provided for each of the compute components, including a Cortex-A hosted Linux stack with reduced memory footprint. It also provides example drivers for key IP components. Supporting code is available either directly in the relevant upstream projects, or via public-facing git repositories hosted by Linaro.
The TC0 FVP is available for partners to download through Arm Connect, it is available for build and run on Linux host environments