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Design News Article: Linux Now Has its First Open Source RISC-V Processor

By October 6, 2017May 12th, 2021No Comments

With its new, first-of-its-kind Linux-compatible multi-core CPU, SiFive is moving to pushing the open source RISC-V architecture into an expanded world of use cases, including machine learning and IoT.
SiFive has declared that 2018 will be the year of RISC V Linux processors.
When it released its first open-source system on a chip, the Freeform Everywhere 310, last year, Silicon Valley startup SiFive was aiming to push the RISC-V (“risk five”) architecture to transform the hardware industry in the way that Linux transformed the software industry. Now the company has delivered further on that promise with the release of the U54-MC Coreplex , the first RISC-V-based chip that supports Linux, Unix, and FreeBSD.
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