Shakti is a part of India’s homegrown program to develop its own processors, ranging from IoT to high-end servers, AI and ML processors. Physical manufacturing of chips – slated for first quarter of 2018 – could be the beginning of competition against traditional processor chipmakers. It piggybacks on the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture, an alternative to the existing closed and costly designs.
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Members of the Shakti Processor Team: G. S. Madhusudan, Vishvesh Sundararaman, Arjun Menon, Vinod Ganesan, Shankar Raman, Neel Gala, Deepa N Sarma, Gopinathan M., Rahul Bodduna