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Current ARM32 Support

gem5-gpu currently has limited support for ARM32, and even this functionality has not been tested extensively. Specifically, ARM is currently supported in syscall emulation mode, but not full-system mode. The version of gem5 currently used within gem5-gpu only supports ARMv7, which is a 32-bit architecture, so the maximum physical memory size for a simulated system under ARM is 4GB.

As further support is developed, the information here may change.


To build for the ARM CPU ISA, simply pass the –default=ARM parameter to scons when building:

[gem5-gpu] cd gem5
[gem5-gpu/gem5] scons build/VI_hammer/gem5.opt --default=ARM EXTRAS=../gem5-gpu/src:../gpgpu-sim/ PROTOCOL=VI_hammer GPGPU_SIM=True

From this point, you can proceed to run gem5-gpu as described in the quick start guide as long as your benchmarks are built for the ARM CPU ISA, which is described in the benchmarks guide

arm32_support.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/15 11:48 by jthestness