Arm Academic Access
The Arm Academic Access program provides institutional access to the most commonly used Arm technology – including processor IP for microcontrollers, application processors, systems IP, tools and resources. Access is arranged through a simple institutional agreement, which enables all relevant academic researchers within the institution to benefit from the technology portfolio – making it easier than ever to establish new research projects or investigate new ideas.
The Arm-ECS Research Centre trialled the program for Arm, and were subsequently chosen as a lead academic partner to help develop the program into a collaboration of peer universities around the globe.
“Our experience of the Arm Academic Access program has been very positive, the process of signing up and setting up the infrastructure within the university was straightforward and getting individual researchers enabled is a lightweight process which they have found easy to engage with. The range of IP that Arm has made available is benefiting our work in the many complex systems we are working on, such as multicore event-based architectures, cybersecurity, intermittent computing, three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D IC) and optical communications for data centres and high-performance computing.”
As well as the University of Southampton, other institutions including Imperial College London, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the University of Athens, TSRI and Europractice have already joined the programme, which opens a world of new research opportunities.
“One of the real benefits of the programme to the University of Southampton is the global community of researchers that it brings together. Our researchers collaborate with peer universities around the globe. Sharing access to common Arm IP will really benefit future partnerships and enable us to deliver new forms of computation for the benefit of society.”