If you get used to ARM architecture, this slides is a bit difficult to read since the interconnect fabric has ports with different name and therefore different functions. It is clear when you read the 2nd image. Turns out this fabric is not just interconnect.…[Read more]
Ampere, run by former #Intel president, samples arm based #server chip
The opportunity James saw was workloads moving to the cloud that required a new generation of #chip technology that was more efficient than those that had been created in the past. Specifically, she wanted to build a…[Read more]
First Open Source General Purpose GPU, MIAOW, Announced in 2015 Hotchip
GPU finds its new use in AR, VR, and machine learning. First GPGPU is released from Univ of Wisconsin-Madison in last year. As slides suggested, with open source CPU (RISC-V), GPU (MIAOW), and other open cores from…[Read more]
SiFive’s Freedom U500 is a multicore RISC-V SoC running at up to 1.6 GHz in TSMC 28nm process. It supports PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR3/DDR4 peripherals and targets machine learning, storage and networking systems.
Open-risc, initially developed by UCB, has gained lots of attention in research though not much in commercial application. But high-profile companies like google, IBM, and HP are backing it up. It is open source and free. Many tools are ready. Does…[Read more]