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NASA has chosen these CPUs to power its next generation of spaceflight computers | Liam Tung, ZD Net

By September 7, 2022September 10th, 2022No Comments

NASA selects RISC-V chip designer SiFive to help replace its aging and over-designed spaceflight computers.

NASA has selected SiFive, a US chip startup that designs RISC-V CPUs, to provide the “core CPU” for the space agency’s forthcoming High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor.

NASA announced in June that its HPSC project would develop new flight-computing technology that will feature “at least 100 times” the computational capacity of current spaceflight computers, which were developed almost 30 years ago.

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