In RISC-V Part 1 : Origins and Architecture we looked at the origins of the RISC-V ISA and had the briefest of overviews of the instruction set.
In this post, we’re going to cover the later history of the development of RISC-V. If you’re not familiar with RISC-V then you might want to start with that earlier post.
We’ve seen that, as early as 2014, the Berkeley team who developed RISC-V had lofty ambitions for their project:
… our goal is grander: just as Linux has become the standard OS for most computing devices, we envision RISC-V becoming the standard ISA for all computing devices.