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Phoronix Article: The EOMA68 Libre Computer Developer Wants To Tackle A Quad-Core RISC-V Libre SoC Design

By November 29, 2018May 12th, 2021No Comments

Stemming from the recent proposal about a libre GPU using a RISC-V chip running a Rust-based software renderer like a software-based Vulkan implementation, the developer appears to be ready to take on designing a quad-core RISC-V libre SoC that he believes can be competitive for mobile devices.
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton, the developer most commonly known for his multi-year effort on the EOMA68 libre computer cards/laptop that still is in the works, wants to design a quad-core 64-bit RISC-V SoC that is a fully open-source/libre design. He wants to pursue a “Libre RISC-V SoC” design that consumes significantly lower power consumption than other (ARM-based) mobile chips that he believes can lead to a 40% reduction in power consumption, reduce development costs for others getting involved, and reduced royalties would mean a reduced selling price for the hardware.
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