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Cortus Hopes to Stake Early RISC-V HPC Claim | Nicole Hemsoth, The Next Platform

By June 14, 2021June 21st, 2021No Comments

There are some unique developments afoot at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), which stands to reason for the only HPC site to be housed in a former church.

The site will be home to the world’s first RISC-V-based supercomputer, a collaboration underpinned by commercial RISC-V company, SiFive, whom we talked to last week (and which may be in Intel’s acquisition sights). Another RISC-V company has entered the BSC, European Processor Initiative arena.

Cortus, a French semiconductor maker focused on embedded, low power processors, is also poised to stake a claim in the very early days of RISC-V in HPC, although they’ve not managed to get a manufacturable product in line before others who are slated for the RISC-V based BSC exascale system set to appear sometime before 2024, assuming funding holds.

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