Open-source projects

Arm and Arm partners are active contributors to Linux® and a large number of open-source projects and initiatives to enable new hardware capabilities and optimize networking infrastructure performance.


Arm and several ecosystem partners are collaborators in the ONF and ON.Lab community with M-CORD PoCs featuring Arm-based servers actively showcased regularly at industry events.


Arm and several ecosystem partners are Gold members of the Linux Foundation DPDK project, working together to ensure portable, optimized support across Arm-based platform.


Linaro's mission is to lead collaboration in the Arm ecosystem by bringing together industry and the open source community to work on key projects, deliver great tools, reduce industry wide fragmentation and redundant effort, and provide common software foundations for all.


Several ecosystem partners are members of the FD.IO project and Linaro, along with other ecosystem organizations, collaborate on optimizing VPP for Arm-based platforms.


Arm is a Silver member of ONAP and working in modelling and VNF onboarding subprojects to ensure interoperability for multi-architecture.


Arm and many ecosystem partners, ISVs and OEMs collaborate and coordinate on the ODP project hosted by Linaro.org. ODP is the choice for the very best data plane performance on SoC architectures and is integrated into many other Arm software ecosystem projects such as OPNFV Armband and OpenFastPath (OFP).


OpenFastPath (OFP) is an open source implementation of a high-performance TCP/IP stack that provides features that network application developers need to cope with today’s fast-paced network. OFP is optimized with ODP and is led by Nokia, Arm, and several Arm ecosystem partners.


The Arm ecosystem contributes to the OpenStack framework directly and through collaborative open source projects such as Linaro, OPNFV and other industry initiatives.


Select members of Arm NFV Ecosystem lead the Armband subproject within OPNFV, to ensure multi-architecture support for this NFVI platform stack, as well as participating in many of the feature subprojects under this umbrella, to bring the innovation of the Arm to the realization of the NFV vision.

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Works on Arm

Works on Arm is a collaborative project to expand the ecosystem for Armv8 in the datacenter.

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