Owing to the rapidly growing open-source drive, we’re thrilled to announce that we have been able to add the RISC-V ‘V’ Vector extension to Torture (v0.9), which was initially authored by Dr. Yunsup Lee and Henry Cook back in 2012. Torture is an open-source RISC-V assembly code generator for testing RISC-V-based CPUs, and currently, it supports the ‘IMAFD’ standard extensions. To test RISC-V cores with vector hardware, it was essential to add a Vector extension to Torture. The engineers at Lampró Mellón have not only added the ‘V’ extension to Torture but also empowered the tool with an easy set-up. There is also a script structured to build the vector enabled RISC-V toolchain on Linux based systems, and there are various options for the user to customize the vector tests.