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Explore the RISC-V strategy at Western Digital by watching this short video of Steffen Hellmold, VP of Corporate Strategy, talking with Martin Fink, CTO, as they continue their discussion regarding RISC-V, now and in the future.
Check out a short video of Steffen Hellmold, VP of Corporate Strategy, and Martin Fink, CTO, discussing RISC-V and why it is interesting to Western Digital. The first in a series to communicate our RISC-V strategy.
A general purpose processor is fine for most servers and mobile phones, but isn’t optimized for the specific requirements created by the rise of Big Data and Fast Data applications. A big data application such as analytics has a very different processing profile that can handle large amounts of data versus a Fast Data application such as autonomous car controls, which requires time-critical processing for smaller amounts of data.
The open source movement has demonstrated that innovation can be maximized with a large community working toward a common goal. Open source innovation often happens at a much faster pace, and can be far more focused on customer needs than when a proprietary model is used. RISC-V can democratize compute architecture and enable the creation of custom silicon without requiring an overwhelming investment or a high-volume guarantee.
Martin Fink, Western Digital’s Chief Technology Officer, delivered the opening keynote at the recent Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Silicon Summit in San Jose, CA. Martin described the exponential growth we’re seeing in both the volume and value of data, Big Data and Fast Data applications and use cases, and then discussed RISC-V, the purpose-built instruction set architecture.
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RISC-V is ideally suited to serve as the foundation of data-centric compute architectures. As an OS processor, it can enable purpose-built architectures by supporting the independent scaling of resources. Its modular design approach allows for more efficient processors for edge and mobile systems.