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eeNews Embedded Article: The Value Is In The Data. eeNews Interview With Martin Fink, CTO Of Western Digital At The RISC-V Workshop

By February 12, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

Western Digital ‘stores’ almost half of the world’s data. For the new generation of data memory products, Western Digital, Platinum Member of the RISC-V foundation, started researching and developing with the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture. Martin Fink, CTO of Western Digital explains why Western Digital is using this open architecture.
An eeNews report from the RISC-V Workshop 2018 in Barcelona.
Update January 2019: Martin Fink delivered a keynote (December 2018) entitled, “Unleashing Innovation from Core to the Edge,” punctuated by three new Western Digital developed open-source innovations. These efforts are designed to support the company’s desire for open standard interfaces, our internal RISC-V development needs and those of the growing RISC-V ecosystem. These included plans to release to the open source community Western Digital’s first RISC-V core, the SweRV Core™, as well as the immediate availability of the OmniXtend specification for cache coherent memory over a network and the SweRV ISS™ (Instruction Set Simulator). These innovations are expected to accelerate development of new open, purpose-built compute architectures for big data and fast data environments.
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