This month the Linux Foundation launched the CHIPS Alliance, which will be home to open source projects related to microprocessors and Systems on a Chip (SoCs). All the early backers — Esperanto Technologies, Google, SiFive and Western Digital — are involved in the development, implementation and application of the open RISC-V processor architecture, which is one of the two architectures selected for the European Processor Initiative (EPI).
The EPI project aims to develop the low-power microprocessors and accelerators that eventually will power European exascale supercomputers. To this end, a consortium of 23 European organisations from research and industry has been established, and EUR 120 million is expected to be invested through the Horizon 2020 research program.
To read more, please visit: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/news/li-launches-chips-alliance.