Before you begin

Before you work through this guide, you will need an Arm account. You will use this account for downloads and license creation. If you do not already have an Arm account, visit the Arm account registration page.

You will also need to know which Arm CPU you will use when you work with Fast Models. You will need this information if you need to secure a license for Fast Models.

Fast Models is currently supported on Windows 10 and Windows 7. Windows users must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 or 2017 installed. Without this compiler, it is not possible to compile and run Fast Model systems.

Fast Models is currently supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 or 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS). Linux users should have the GNU Compiler Collection installed. Supported g++ versions are 4.9, 6.4 and 7.3 but there is general compatibility across major versions.

Check the Fast Models Release Notes (see below for where to find) for the latest operating system and compiler support and any specific requirements around versions and libraries required.

A faster CPU and more memory will generally achieve better simulation performance, but the examples are very small and can fine on any recent computer.  The recommended minimum configuration is a 2GHz Intel Core2Duo with 4GB of memory.

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