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Inaugural RISC-V Summit Proceedings

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Inaugural RISC-V Summit Proceedings

Dec. 3-6, 2018

The first annual RISC-V Summit was held Dec. 3-6, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. There were more than 1,100 registrants from 20 countries around the globe. The Summit’s Exhibit Hall featured 29 exhibitors, with an impressive 53 presentations across the two days, as well as a hackathon. We also announced the winners of the SoftCPU Contest.
Keynote sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 4 included Krste Asanović, chief architect of SiFive and professor at UC Berkeley, Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Western Digital, Patrick Johnson, vice president of mixed signal and FPGA business units at Microchip, and Robert Shearer, director of Silicon architecture and modeling at Facebook.
Keynote sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 5 included David Patterson, vice chair of the RISC-V Foundation, Yunsup Lee, chief technical officer of SiFive, Rob Oshana, co-chair of the program committee and vice president of software engineering at NXP, Michael Gielda, vice president of business development at Antmicro and Greg Wright, senior director of engineering at Qualcomm.
A special thanks to all of our sponsors: Lead Sponsor, Western Digital; Ruby Sponsor SiFive; Emerald Sponsor Microsemi, a subsidiary of Microchip Technology; Diamond Sponsors Antmicro, NXP and Qualcomm; and Silver Sponsors Codasip, UltraSoC and Rambus. Additionally, thanks to Ashling for sponsoring the happy hours on the first and second days of the event, and to Western Digital and SiFive for sponsoring the Innovation Celebration.
Please see the video below for highlights of the RISC-V Summit 2018:



Check out the slides and videos from each of the sessions below. Please find the YouTube playlist here and the Tecent videos here.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018: RISC-V Summit Pre-Conference

Time Event Speaker, Affiliation
10:30am Tutorial: Running the Zephyr RTOS and Machine Learning with TensorFlow Lite on RISC-V Peter Warden, Google and Peter Zierhoffer, Antmicro Slides
12:00pm Lunch Andrew Waterman, SiFive
1:30pm Formal Verification of RISC-V processor implementations Edmund Humbenberger and Clifford Wolf, Symbiotic EDA Slides
1:30pm Running a Linux-Capable Open Source Soft SoC on the Avalanche Board with MicroSemi PolarFire FPGA Karol Gugala, Antmicro and Bill Pratt, Future Electronics Slides
3:30pm Tutorial: Easy-to-use, FPGA-Accelerated Hardware Simulation of RISC-V Hardware Designs with FireSim on Amazon EC2 F1 Alon Amid, Sagar Karandikar and David Biancolin, UC Berkeley Slides

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018: RISC-V Summit Day 1

Time Event Speaker, Affiliation
8:20am Welcome & RISC-V ISA & Foundation Overview Rick O’Connor, RISC-V Foundation Slides | Video
8:40am Keynote: RISC-V State of the Union Krste Asanovic, SiFive Slides | Video
9:10am Keynote: Unleashing Innovation From Core to Edge Martin Fink, Western Digital Slides | Video
9:40am Keynote: Enabling the Freedom to Innovate Patrick Johnson, Microchip Slides | Video
11:00am Keynote: The 100X Problem – How to Redefine Silicon for Augmented Reality Robert Shearer, Facebook
12:00pm Birds of Feather Discussion: Debugging + Tracing Graham Markall, Embecosm Slides
1:10pm CPU Project in Western Digital: From Embedded Cores for Flash Controllers to Vision of Datacenter Processors with Open Interfaces Zvonimir Bandic, Dejan Vucinic and Robert Golla, Western Digital Slides | Video
1:10pm Deterministic L2 Cache Solution and Performance in an AMP capable SoC Cyril Jean, Microsemi Slides | Video
1:10pm Embedded Intelligence Everywhere Jack Kang, SiFive Slides | Video
1:35pm Sophon Edge AI platform with RISC-V Processor Ian Chen, Bitmain Video
1:35pm NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Accelerator meets SiFive’s Freedom Platform Yunsup Lee, SiFive and Frans Sijstermans, NVIDIA Slides | Video
1:35pm Formal Methods Need Not Be Black Magic Joseph Kiniry and Daniel Zimmerman, Galois Slides | Video
2:00pm Analyzing the Disruptive Impact of Democratized Access to Silicon Technology Andreas Olofsson, DARPA Slides | Video
2:00pm SiFive Freedom Revolution: Customizable RISC-V AI Platform with HBM2 and 56-112Gb/s SerDes Krste Asanovic, SiFive Slides | Video
2:00pm A FIPS140-2 Compliant Trust Module for Quad 64-bit RISC-V Core Complex Shumpei Kawasaki, SH Consulting KK and Cong-Kha Pham, University of Electro-Communications Slides | Video
2:25pm UVM-based RISC-V Processor Verification Platform Tao Liu and Richard Ho, Google Slides | Video
2:25pm Hwacha: A Data-Parallel RISC-V Extension and Implementation Colin Schmidt and Albert Ou, UC Berkeley Slides | Video
2:25pm Architecture Design Space Exploration Using RISC-V Donato Kava and Sahan Bandara, Boston University Slides | Video
2:50pm Using the RISC-V PMP with an Embedded RTOS to Achieve Process Separation and Isolation Jean Labrosse, Micrium / Silicon Labs SlidesVideo
2:50pm Embracing a System-Level Approach in the Real World: Combining Arm & RISC-V in a Heterogeneous Designs Gajinder Panesar, UltraSoC SlidesVideo
2:50pm Making RISC-V The Most Secure Platform Cesare Galarti, Hex Five Security SlidesVideo
3:40pm A Processor Description Language Optimized for RISC-V Zdenek Prikryl, Codasip SlidesVideo
3:40pm Massively Parallel RISC-V Processing with Transactional Memory Steve Zagorianakos, Netronome SlidesVideo
3:40pm Panel: RISC-V Security Ecosystem: Open for Business Brandon Lewis, OpenSystems Media; Chaunhua Chang, Andes Technology; Cesare Galarti, Hex Five Security; Jothy Rosenberg, Dover Microsystems; and Martin Scott, Rambus SlidesVideo
4:05pm Making a Complex, Linux-enabled SoC Available to Everyone Today with Renode Michael Gielda, Antmicro Slides |Video
4:05pm Accelerating Computational Storage Over NVMe with RISC-V Stephen Bates, Eideticom SlidesVideo
4:30pm AI at the Edge Using PULP + eFPGA Timothy Saxe, QuickLogic and Luca Benini, ETH Zurich SlidesVideo
4:30pm RISC-V MultiCore Secure Boot Pierre Selwan and Ken Irving, Microsemi, a Microchip company SlidesVideo
4:55pm Extending the RISC-V ISA for Optimized Support of CNNs in a Multi-Core Context Eric Flamand, GreenWaves Technologies SlidesVideo
4:55pm Functional Safety and Security, ISO26262, and Their Implications for the RISC-V Ecosystem Gajinder Panesar, UltraSoC and Francesco Rossi, ResilTech SlidesVideo

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018: RISC-V Summit Day 2

Time Event Speaker, Affiliation
8:30am Keynote: A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture: History, Challenges and Opportunities David Patterson, RISC-V Foundation Slides | Video
9:00am Keynote: Opportunities and Challenges of Building Silicon in the Cloud Yunsup Lee, SiFive Video
9:20am Keynote: Deepening the RISC-V Ecosystem to Drive Industry-Wide Adoption Rob Oshana, NXP Slides | Video
9:40am Keynote: Accelerating Innovation: Why Google’s TPU Was Just the Start Michael Gielda, Antmicro Slides |Video
10:40am Keynote Panel: Opportunities and Challenges in Security for Open Source Hardware Ed Sperling, Semiconductor Engineering; Helena Handschuh, Rambus; Joseph Kiniry, Galois and Richard Newell, Microsemi Slides | Video
11:20am Keynote: RISC-V: Opportunities and challenges in SoCs Greg Wright, Qualcomm Technologies Slides | Video
1:10pm Running Other Architecture Operating Systems and Applications on RISC-V Using QEMU Alistair Francis, Western Digital Slides | Video
1:10pm Domain-Specific Acceleration via AndeStar V5 Processors Charlie Su, Andes Technology Corporation Slides | Video
1:10pm If We Get RISC-V Security Right, It Will Become the Dominate Processor in the $470B IoT Market Jothy Rosenberg, Dover Microsystems Slides | Video
1:40pm How to Address RISC-V Compliance in the Era of OPEN ISA and Custom Instructions Lee Moore and Simon Davidmann, Imperas Slides | Video
1:40pm The Esperanto ET-Maxion High Performance Out-of-Order RISC-V Processor Polychronis Xekalakis and Christopher Celio, Esperanto Technologies Video
1:40pm Never Again: Spectre-Proofing Chip Designs with End-to-End Formal Methods Adam Chlipala, MIT Slides | Video
2:10pm Accelerating Inferencing on the Edge with RISC-V Russell Klein, Mentor, a Siemens Company Slides | Video
2:10pm Methodologies Behind the World’s First RISC-V-based SSD Controller Jihyo Lee, FADU Video
2:10pm How to Protect RISC-V Against Side-Channel Attacks? Elke De Mulder and Michael Hutter, Rambus Slides | Video
2:40pm Command-Driven Data Transfer Protocols in RISC-V SoCs Gavin Stark, Netronome Slides | Video
2:40pm Machine-Readable Specifications of RISC-V ISA Alexander Kamkin and Andrei Tatarnikov, ISP RAS SlidesVideo
2:40pm SiFive TERP: A Trusted Execution Reference Platform for Embedded Secure Applications Palmer Dabbelt and Nathaniel Graff, SiFive SlidesVideo
3:30pm Introducing New 64GC IP in the SCRx Family of the RISC-V Compatible Cores by Syntacore Alexander Redkin, Syntacore SlidesVideo
3:30pm RISC-V Vector Performance Analysis Guy Lemieux, VectorBlox Computing Inc. SlidesVideo
3:30pm Keystone: An Open-Source Secure Enclave for RISC-V Processors Dayeol Lee, UC Berkeley SlidesVideo
3:55pm Ara: 64-bit RISC-V Vector Implementation in 22nm FDSOI Fabian Schuiki and Matheus Cavalcante, ETH Zurich SlidesVideo
3:55pm Design and Implementation of a RISC-V ISA-based In-order Dual Issue Superscalar Processor Libin TT and S. Krishnakumar Rao, C-DAC SlidesVideo
3:55pm Establishing a Security Verification Framework For The RISC-V Architecture Jason Oberg, Tortuga Logic SlidesVideo
4:30pm Secure Bootstrapping of Trusted Software in RISC-V Ilia Lebedev, MIT SlidesVideo


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