Commit 7b389628 authored by Aditya Angadi's avatar Aditya Angadi Committed by Thomas Abraham
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infra/rdv1: add user guide for rd-v1 platform



Add the initial user guide for the RD-V1 platform software stack. The
user guide points to documents that provide information about obtaining
the platform software stack and using the various features it supports.
A table to list the release tags is included as well.
Signed-off-by: Aditya Angadi's avatarAditya Angadi <aditya.angadi@arm.com>
Change-Id: Iec4dcba16aedf98916078473dfc21288917cce3c
parent dec1a9a0
RD-V1 platform software user guide
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.. contents::
Introduction
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RD (Reference Design) is a collection of resources to provide a representative
view of typical compute subsystems that can be designed and implemented using
specific generations of Arm IP. RD-V1 in particular is based on the following
hardware configuration.
- 32xMP1 Neoverse V1 CPUs
- CMN-650 interconnect
- Multiple AXI expansion ports for I/O Coherent PCIe, Ethernet, offload
- Arm Cortex-M7 for System Control Processor (SCP) and
Manageability Control Processor (MCP)
The Fixed Virtual Platform of RD-V1 supports 16xMP1 Neoverse V1 CPUs.
RD-V1 also comes in a multi-chip variant called RD-V1-MC. The user-guide for
RD-V1-MC can be obtained form '`here`_'
This document is a user guide on how to setup, build and run the RD-V1 software
stack on the Fixed Virtual Platform.
Setting up the Host Machine and Syncing the software stack
----------------------------------------------------------
Host Machine requirements and the necessary steps to be followed to sync the
software stack are listed on '`Download sources`_' page.
Obtaining the RD-V1 Fast Model
------------------------------
The latest version of RD-V1 Fast Model can be requested by sending a email to
Arm at this email address: `support-connect@arm.com <mailto:support-connect@arm.com>`_.
Follow the instruction in the installer and setup the FVP. Typically, the
installer will ask to create a new folder in the home directory. You can either
install the FVP in the home folder, or in the ``fastmodel/refinfra`` folder
inside the workspace. If you would like to install in the ``fastmodel/refinfra``
folder, when asked for the install location, provide the absolute path of the
``fastmodel/refinfra``.
Supported Features by RD-V1 platform software stack
---------------------------------------------------
RD-V1 platform software stack supports the following features.
- `Busybox Boot`_
- `Buildroot Boot`_
- `Linux Distribution Boot`_
- `ACS Compliance Test`_
- `UEFI Secure Boot`_
- `Virtualization`_
Follow the links above for detailed information about the build and execute
steps for each of the supported features.
Release Tags
------------
Table below lists the release tags for the RD-V1 platform software stack and
the corresponding RD-V1 FVP version that is recommended to be used along
with the listed release tag. The summary of the changes introduced and tests
validated in each release is listed in `change log`_.
+-----------------------+-------------------------+
| Release Tag | RD-V1 FVP Version |
+=======================+=========================+
| RD-INFRA-2021.02.24 | 11.13.43 |
+-----------------------+-------------------------+
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*Copyright (c) 2020-2021, Arm Limited. All rights reserved.*
.. _Busybox Boot: docs/infra/common/busybox-boot.rst
.. _Buildroot Boot: docs/infra/common/buildroot-boot.rst
.. _Linux Distribution Boot: docs/infra/common/distro-boot.rst
.. _ACS Compliance Test: docs/infra/common/acs-test.rst
.. _UEFI Secure Boot: docs/infra/common/secure-boot.rst
.. _Virtualization: docs/infra/common/virtualization.rst
.. _Download sources: docs/infra/common/download-sources.rst
.. _change log: docs/infra/change-log.rst
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