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Future Corporation Partners with AB Open for Unique RISC-V PC Project | Gareth Halfacree, AB Open

By November 30, 2021December 1st, 2021No Comments


Custom-built RISC-V personal computer features open-hardware front panel.

Halifax, UK, 30th November 2021—Open hardware consultancy AB Open has built a unique personal computer based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture, following a partnership with Future Corporation.

Following AB Open’s earlier success in being one of the first in the world to assemble a complete RISC-V PC, Future Corporation partnered with the company to build a more powerful version based around SiFive’s HiFive Unmatched board.

To this, AB Open has added a GNU/Linux-based operating system, dedicated graphics processing card, high-speed solid-state storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity, housed in a custom-designed chassis which includes a smart front panel with OLED display.

This panel communicates with the underlying PC via a custom Python application and provides at-a-glance monitoring of system statistics including CPU and memory usage, component temperatures, and more.

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