The Next Platform Article: CPU Wars And Exascale Clarity: HPC In 2019

The year ahead for high performance computing promises some interesting twists and turns. We think two of the more defining developments for 2019, at least on the hardware side, are the beginning of a realigned processor market and the final sprint toward exascale supercomputers.Let’s start off with the 800-lb gorilla in the room, Intel. Its chips are used in well over 90 percent of the HPC systems on the planet, which…

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Geeky Gadgets Article: Fomu FPGA Dev Board Is Small Enough To Fit Inside A USB Port

Developer and hardware designer Sutajio Kosagi has created a tiny FPGA board which is small enough to fit inside your USB port. Available from $39 the Fomu is now available to purchase via Crowd Supply with worldwide shipping expected to take place during June 2019. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Fomu FPGA board and its features and specifications.Fomu is a programmable FPGA device equipped with…

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Sohu Article: On Wednesday, Top RISC-V Technology Big Cow Hu Zhenbo Talks About The Design And Development Of Open Source RISC-V Processor For Internet Of Things

On Jan. 4, 2019, the Zhishang Open Class officially launched the RISC-V series, focusing on the Chinese RISC-V ecosystem. In this RISC-V series, SiFive China senior field application manager Hu Jin, director of SoC platform Wu Jun, Core Technology CEO Wang Zhenwen, and director of Marketing and Technology Services Wang Shengwen presented in three sessions. On January 9th, SiFive China senior field application manager Hu Jin and SoC platform director Wu Jun gave a…

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Hex Five Security Blog Post: Hex Five’s Don Barnetson Joins RISC-V Foundation Marketing Committee As Co-Chair

Hex Five’s Don Barnetson is excited to join the RISC-V Foundation Marketing Committee as Co-Chair with Ted Marena.  As early supporters of RISC-V, we have seen it develop from a small group of technical evangelists to the community of over 200 companies and thousands of individuals we have today.The technical accomplishments that are the RISC-V specifications need to be matched by an equally impressive marketing effort in order to address…

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HiPEAC Video: Opportunities In RISC-V

Christian Fabré  of CEA discusses some of the opportunities offered by the open-source instruction set architecture RISC-V, including business opportunities, political issues and research possibilities. Christian also explores avenues for chip development and design in safety and security using open-source architecture. To watch the full video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djas9USnoHo.

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EE World Article: Shanghai To Increase Efforts To Support RISC-V Chip Development And Mass Production

The Shanghai Municipal Economic Information Commission requested special funds to begin development for the software and integrated circuit industry in 2019 (Integrated Circuits and Electronic Information Manufacturing).In order to accelerate the innovation and transformation of the electronic information industry, further promote the development of the next-generation information technology industry, and upgrade the industrial energy level, Shanghai will present integrated circuits (general-purpose chips), new-generation communications, new displays, ultra-high-definition video, automotive electronics,…

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Storage Insider Article: Six Forecasts From Western Digital

Western Digital was asked to estimate which trends are likely to affect the storage world in the coming year. Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink took a look into the future for storage insiders.Undoubtedly, in the forecasts of the manufacturers, the technical direction pursued by their own company also plays a part. This is also reflected in the developments that Western Digital sees as promising in 2019. From the manufacturer’s point of view, these…

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EET India Article: Open-Silicon And SiFive To Chisel RISC-V In India

When Naveed Sherwani and Satya Gupta founded Open-Silicon, a semiconductor solutions company in 2003 with the idea of an open model in the hardware world, a free and open instruction set architecture (ISA) called RISC-V was nowhere on the horizon.Fifteen years later and after its acquisition by SiFive last year, it was just natural that RISC-V, which has created a disruption in the industry with its open model, would pave…

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DesignNews Article: 2019 Will Be The Year Of Open Source

After decades of being looked at as more of a subculture (or arguably counter-culture) in the larger technology landscape, open source is finally getting its due. 2018 saw some big moves in the open source landscape—from automotive startups leveraging open source in their innovative products to some big acquisitions and further growth of the open-source hardware market.But perhaps no aspect of open source saw more excitement in 2018 than open-source hardware. Building…

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AB Open Article: Raspberry Pi Foundation Announces RISC-V Foundation Membership

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced its membership of the RISC-V Foundation at the Silver Member tier, offering support for the instruction set architecture on a software – though not yet hardware – level.The original Raspberry Pi launched in February 2012 as a low-cost single-board computer (SBC) primarily targeting the hobbyist and educational market and based around a Broadcom BCM2835 single-core Arm system-on-chip. Originally developed for set-top box use, the…

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