RISC-V - The First Ten Years

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RISC-V 10 Year Anniversary Interviews

To celebrate 10 years since the founding of RISC-V on May 18, 2020, David Patterson and Grace Patterson interviewed 23 people from the first decade of RISC-V to share their experiences, describe how it has impacted their lives and companies, and offer their predictions for its future.

The interviews were conducted over Zoom in July and August 2020 by David Patterson. The footage was edited and compiled by Grace Patterson.

A Snapshot of RISC-V, Today and Tomorrow [3:11]

This video is a snapshot of RISC-V, today and tomorrow. Interviewees include:

  • Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International
  • Richard Jones, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
  • Andreas Olofsson, Founder, Zero ASIC
  • Frans Sijstermans, VP of Hardware Engineering at NVIDIA and RISC-V International Association Board Director
  • Frankwell Lin, Andes Technology President and RISC-V International Association Board Director
  • Martin Fink, Advisor to the CEO at Western Digital
  • Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Luca Benini, Professor ETH Zurich and Universita’ di Bologna
  • Andrew A. Chien, Eckhardt Professor, University of Chicago and Editor-in-Chief, Communications of the ACM
  • Arvind, Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Head of Computer Science Faculty at MIT
  • G.S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras / InCore Semiconductors

Edited and Produced by Grace Patterson

The First Decade of RISC-V In The Words Of Its Pioneers [12:57]

In this video, RISC-V luminaries reflect on the first decade of RISC-V. Inteviewees include:

  • Andreas Olofsson, Founder, Zero ASIC
  • Andrew Waterman, Chief Engineer, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Andrew A. Chien, Eckhardt Professor, University of Chicago and Editor-in-Chief, Communications of the ACM
  • Arvind, Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Head of Computer Science Faculty at MIT
  • Calista Redmond, CEO RISC-V International
  • David Abdurachmanov, Fedora/RISCV Project Lead and Linux Distribution Software Engineer at SiFive
  • Frankwell Lin, Andes Technology President and RISC-V International Association Board Director
  • Frans Sijstermans, VP of Hardware Engineering at NVIDIA
  • G.S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras / InCore Semiconductors
  • Helena Handschuh, Rambus Security Technologies Fellow
  • Krste Asanovic, UC Berkeley Professor, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Luca Benini, Professor ETH Zurich and Universita’ di Bologna
  • Martin Fink, Advisor to the CEO at Western Digital
  • Michael Aronson, President and Founder, Rumble Development Corp
  • Richard W.M. Jones, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
  • Rick O’Connor, President & CEO OpenHW Group
  • Rishiyur Nikhil, CTO and Co-founder of Bluespec, Inc.
  • Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Tamille Chouteau, First Secretary and Treasurer at the RISC-V Foundation
  • Ted Speers, Technical Fellow, Microchip
  • Yunsup Lee, CTO, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Zhangxi Tan, Co-Director of RIOS Lab
  • Zvonimir Bandić, Senior Director and Research Staff Member at Western Digital

Edited and Produced by Grace Patterson

Interviews With RISC-V Creators

Founders Reflect on RISC-V's Past and Future [29:16]

RISC-V’s founders answer 22 questions about the motivation and history of RISC-V as well as the rationale behind the ISA’s novel features. Interviewees include:

  • Andrew Waterman, Chief Engineer, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Yunsup Lee, CTO, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Krste Asanovic, UC Berkeley Professor, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive

Edited and Produced by Grace Patterson

RISC-V In More Depth

Exploring RISC-V's First 24 Milestones [38:30]

In this video, the people involved in the first 24 major milestones for RISC-V explain how they happened. Interviewees include:

  • Andreas Olofsson, Founder, Zero ASIC
  • Andrew Waterman, Chief Engineer, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Andrew A. Chien, Eckhardt Professor, University of Chicago and Editor-in-Chief, Communications of the ACM
  • Arvind, Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Head of Computer Science Faculty at MIT
  • Calista Redmond, CEO RISC-V International
  • David Abdurachmanov, Fedora/RISCV Project Lead and Linux Distribution Software Engineer at SiFive
  • Frankwell Lin, Andes Technology President and RISC-V International Association Board Director
  • Frans Sijstermans, VP of Hardware Engineering at NVIDIA
  • G.S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras / InCore Semiconductors
  • Helena Handschuh, Rambus Security Technologies Fellow
  • Krste Asanovic, UC Berkeley Professor, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Luca Benini, Professor ETH Zurich and Universita’ di Bologna
  • Martin Fink, Advisor to the CEO at Western Digital
  • Michael Aronson, President and Founder, Rumble Development Corp
  • Richard W.M. Jones, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
  • Rick O’Connor, President & CEO OpenHW Group
  • Rishiyur Nikhil, CTO and Co-founder of Bluespec, Inc.
  • Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Tamille Chouteau, First Secretary and Treasurer at the RISC-V Foundation
  • Ted Speers, Technical Fellow, Microchip
  • Yunsup Lee, CTO, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Zhangxi Tan, Co-Director of RIOS Lab
  • Zvonimir Bandić, Senior Director and Research Staff Member at Western Digital

Edited and Produced by Grace Patterson

RISC-V In More Depth

Definition, Impact 2020, Impact 2025 [11:28]

In this video RISC-V pioneers describe RISC-V, characterize its impact today, and predict its importance in five years.

Interviewees include:

  • Luca Benini, Professor ETH Zurich and Universita’ di Bologna
  • Ted Speers, Technical Fellow, Microchip
  • G.S. Madhusudan, IIT Madras / InCore Semiconductors
  • Andrew A. Chien, Eckhardt Professor, University of Chicago and Editor-in-Chief, Communications of the ACM
  • David Abdurachmanov, Fedora/RISCV Project Lead and Linux Distribution Software Engineer at SiFive
  • Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
  • Michael Aronson, President and Founder, Rumble Development Corp
  • Frans Sijstermans, VP of Hardware Engineering at NVIDIA
  • Frankwell Lin, Andes Technology President and RISC-V International Association Board Director
  • Rishiyur Nikhil, CTO and Co-founder of Bluespec, Inc.
  • Zvonimir Bandić, Senior Director and Research Staff Member at Western Digital
  • Helena Handschuh, Rambus Security Technologies Fellow
  • Andreas Olofsson, Founder, Zero ASIC
  • Zhangxi Tan, Co-Director of RIOS Lab
  • Calista Redmond, CEO RISC-V International
  • Yunsup Lee, CTO, Co-Founder of RISC-V and SiFive
  • Martin Fink, Advisor to the CEO at Western Digital
  • Rick O’Connor, President & CEO OpenHW Group
  • Arvind, Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Head of Computer Science Faculty at MIT

Edited and Produced by Grace Patterson